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 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? 

You can expect to meet many other young professionals, all looking to connect and learn from each other! You are guaranteed to walk away having made new connections and learned a few new things along the way.  All of our events have some casual networking time built in, and depending on the event some specific programming on a variety of topics that allow you to engage and connect with the community.

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! “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, 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! We encourage you to come in what makes you feel most comfortable and helps you get out there and network with other young professionals. Some events will have a more formal dress code- this will be noted in the event description. 

Still have questions?

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