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PIHRA Young Professionals exists to engage, equip and encourage young professionals who are actively working in or are interested in Human Resources.   

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Coming Up with #PIHRAYP:

Cocktails & Connections

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 6:00pm- 9:00pm | East Hollywood/Los Angeles

PIHRA Young Professionals (YP's) invites you to join us for a night of "Cocktails & Connections."

Network with like-minded YP's looking to advance their careers!

Networking is an important part of any professional’s journey - especially when you are a young professional. Meet the experts in your field, learn and discover their career paths and find out what other paths are out there. Ask them how they got started and what you can do NOW to get you where you want to be.

Who should attend?

  • Young professionals who are actively working in or are interested in Human Resources
  • HR Pros looking for their next career move
  • HR Pros looking to hire their next HR Professional

Appetizers will be served. No host bar will be available.


Learn more & register to join us! >>


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 Sign up for YP email alerts, join our LinkedIn Group, and follow us on Twitter!  @PIHRAYP  #pihrayp 



The PIHRA YP Program is designed to invest in the future leaders of the HR profession, most importantly, giving them the opportunity to build a network within their own community, and with more seasoned HR professionals. PIHRA YP provides the visibility and the tools necessary to help empower young HR professionals to become successful change agents.


Past Events.

Check out what we've been up to in the greater Los Angeles area.



Leading Without Authority

Wednesday, May 8 - Pasadena, CA @ 6:00pm

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The Future of HR & You:
How Can HR Be a Strong Driver in Changing and Improving Corporate Culture?

Thursday, March 14 - Torrance, CA @ 6:30pm

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From the Classroom to the Board Room

Wednesday, February 6 . 7:00pm  .  Irvine, CA

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Holiday Happy Hour

Thursday, December 13 .  5:30pm - 9:00pm  .  Downey, CA

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Holiday Giving with PIHRA YP

Saturday, December 8 .  10:00am - 12:00pm  .  Los Angeles, CA

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The Millennial Guide to a Thriving Career

Thursday, October 11 . 5:30pm - 9:00pm . Anaheim, CA

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Planting the Seeds of Success

Saturday, September 8 . 9:00am - 2:00pm . Silver Lake

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PIHRA Young Professionals at the 2018 California HR Conference

Improv Night with Upright Citizens Brigade

Monday, August 27 . 6:15pm - 8:00pm . Long Beach

Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Check-in opens at 5:30pm

At the 2018 California HR Conference,#PIHRAYP hosted an interactive workshop with Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) for Young Professionals. The UCB Improv comedy teams routinely create funny performances on the fly. In this interactive workshop you’ll learn the comedy fundamentals that double as professional skills with performers from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

Experience how comedians use “Yes And” to upgrade communicating, and test practical tools to be more creative and productive with coworkers. You’ll leave this session with simple improv principles that will make collaborations at work exciting, rewarding and intuitive.

It’s also fun! And no one will be forced on stage – we promise.

Key Takeaways

  • Yes And
    Make your first instinct to support an idea. Productive collaborations and conversations are on the other side of “Yes, And.”

  • Truth in Comedy
    We are drawn to authenticity. Think of being yourself as a tool to increase understanding, persuasiveness and trust.

  • Think on Your Feet
    Everyone wants to be able to think fast, especially under pressure. There’s no substitute for preparation, but being present can help you roll with the unexpected in the moment.

  • Read The Room
    Plans and preparation are great just don’t let get in your way during a presentation. Being present helps you roll with the unexpected and keeps your presentations engaging.

  • Listen Up
    Listen to the very last word. Resist the urge to start formulating what you’ll say while the other person is still talking

Program Agenda

5:30pm – Check in
6:15-6:30pm – Official PIHRA Young Professionals Welcome
6:30-6:45pm – Introductions
6:45-8:15pm – Improv Program
8:15-8:30pm – Raffles & Closing remarks

Build Your Personal Brand 
Saturday, June 30 at Pepperdine West LA Campus

Participants learned how to build their resume and acquire tips on how to utilize their LinkedIn network to create new opportunities, strategies to market themselves to employers, tips on how to take their career to the next level, learn how to attract identify and pursue new opportunities. 


Lunch & Learn at the Races 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Santa Anita Race Park

We learned about leadership styles and how to best position ourselves as leaders in 2018, and enjoyed our time at the Santa Anita Race Park.


Jingle & Mingle 
Wenesday, December 13, 2017 at Orchid Bar | Kitchen in Downtown LA 
We networked and celebrated the end of 2017 together!  

Magic & Mentorship: Unveiling the Tricks of the HR Trade
Monday, August 28, 2017 at the California HR Conference in Long Beach
The night featured an amazing magic show, followed by an inspiring time of speed mentoring with top HR professionals, networking, food and drinks! 


Keep Separation from Brewing: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, and Millenials 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Huntington Beach

How to grow as a YP leader and work better together! 


Transitioning from College to Professional Life
Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Montebello

PIHRA Young Professionals explored the transition from college to professional life!  


Taking Your Career to the Next Level: Developing yourself, your brand, and your business skills

Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Redondo Beach

PIHRA Young Professionals met on Thursday, March 23 at the beautiful beachfront Bluewater Grill in Redondo Beach! We heard from renowned speaker and HR Coach, Pamela Green, as she guided and encouraged YPs to reach our career goals.


YP Serve & Celebrate! 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Orange County

The YPs gave back this holiday season and helped to bring joy to children in Orange County by volunteering with Orange County Toys for Tots. We celebrated our service with a mixer following the volunteer event.

Harnessing the Power of Differences: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges
PIHRA YP at the California HR Conference

Monday, August 29, 2016 at The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach

In August we joined the conversation with other young professionals about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The panel was led by top diversity leaders and members of the PIHRAYP Leadership Committee and hosted in conjunction with the California HR Conference


Mentoring 101: Why, What and How of Being and Having a Mentor
Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Downtown LA

In June we learned about the art of mentoring - how to create, develop, and build on the mentoring relationship all while enjoying appetizers and drinks brewed at Mumford Brewing Company in Downtown LA.   

Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Santa Anita

The PIHRA Young Professionals gathered on Saturday, March 5 at the Santa Anita Race Track for Getting Ahead of the Pack: YP Day at the Races.

Southern California’s finest HR Mentor Professionals discussed how they got “ahead of the pack”. The day was filled with chances to network with mentors and fellow YPs, and of course - enjoy the races!


@ Hyatt The Pike Long Beach, 12/10/201
We mixed and mingled, learned from our incredible panel of HR experts, donated gifts to the Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Long Beach, all while showing off our best holiday sweaters!

PIHRA Young Professionals at the California HR Conference:
Mixing, Mingling & Mentoring

@ Anaheim Marriott, 8/31/2015 
The PIHRA YP Speed Mentoring event at CAHR15 was an incredible opportunity to quick-connect with senior HR professionals while learning about bourbon and bacon. Can you say chocolate-covered bacon? The event was a smash hit, complete with Thor selfies and an impromptu dance party. Young professionals walked away with new knowledge to apply to their career, and the mentors had a blast sharing their wisdom. We hope to see you all at our next event!

PIHRA Young Professionals Urban Art Night Out 
@ KGB Studios, 6/25/2015

PIHRA’s Young Professionals (YPs) launch event on June 25 was a tremendous success. We exceeded our expectations with over 90 young professionals and guests, including members of our wonderful PIHRA Board and PIHRA Location leaders. It was wonderful to watch everyone introducing themselves without hesitation, laughing, asking questions and sharing information and stories. 

“I had fun meeting all types of people tonight. As a young HR professional, it’s hard to find a space to connect with people…. this is the type of space that I need to connect with people and ask questions.”

Bupendra Ram

Young Professional, PIHRA Member


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