New Member Experience

Answering some of those questions that we know you have on your mind.

When I sign up for EDGE, what do I get?

Free or discounted entry to most of our virtual events, the opportunity to join an EDGE committee to grow your skill set, valuable career advice for young professionals, and career-boosting connections. For years, our events have connected our members to local business and organization leaders. As a result, members walk away with skills that help them shine at their job, and connections to people, organizations, and sectors they didn’t have prior to joining EDGE.

When I show up for my first event, what should I expect? 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our events are virtual for the time being. Depending on the type of event, we’ll have Zoom breakout rooms available for networking. Many EDGE members will likely be present already--we all came to meet new people, so don’t hesitate to let everyone in your breakout room know you’re new and introduce yourself!

Okay, but introducing myself to a stranger is easier said than done. Especially when I’m trying to make a great, professional first impression.

A few tips to get you started:

  1. Members of our leadership council will be present, and waiting to welcome you! The roster can be found here. “Hey! I saw your face on the Internet” is a perfectly acceptable icebreaker. If you don’t want to wait for the next event to say hello, you can email them directly.
  2. Speaking of icebreakers, we’re a professional, career-oriented organization, but your ice breaker doesn’t have to be. It can range from “What’s your favorite part about your job?” to “What’s your favorite thing you did this weekend?” or “Who makes the best tacos in Sacramento?”
  3. You’re not committed to talking to the same one or four people for the entire duration of the event. Metro EDGE events are truly designed to grow your network by expanding the number of people you normally interact with. Connect on Linkedin, exchange taco stand suggestions, give virtual high fives, and remember that you’re there to meet people!

What’s the attire?

Most of our events happen after the workday, so people come in whatever they wore to work! Since we are in COVID times, that usually means business on top, like a blouse or collared shirt, and leggings or sweatpants on the bottom.

Would You Like to Have an Ambassador Reach Out To You?

Interested in finding more ways to be connected with Metro EDGE? Request an Ambassador to meet with you! Our Metro EDGE Ambassadors welcome our new and current members and are a point of contact for those looking to get more out of their membership.

Please fill out this form and an Ambassador will reach out to you within 2 - 3 business days.