Have Doubts About Networking? GET Phoenix Will Change Your Mind
By GET Phoenix
Ask yourself just one question: What’s the most valuable asset you have as a young professional?
It's not your education, your skills, or your resume. Neither is it your title, the company you work for, or your salary.
That may sound corny, nor wholly original, but it’s important to acknowledge anyway. Why? It empowers you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your values, and your passions.
But you can’t do it alone. You need a supportive community that uplifts and motivates you along the way. Having a strong network to lean on will not only help you gain that deeper understanding of yourself but also accelerate your success, whatever that looks like to you.
That being said: Networking can be hard; it can be awkward at times; and it’s not always fruitful. Every single one of us has probably felt out of place at a networking event. I’d even wager that many have left an event without making a single connection, thinking, “That was pointless. I won’t make that mistake again.”
GET Phoenix, well, gets it. We understand that networking can be as challenging as it is intimidating, and that nobody likes buttoning up just to feel left out. If you’ve ever felt this way and have given up on networking—investing in yourself—give GET Phoenix a chance.
Three Ways to Grow with GET Phoenix
In a city with dozens of young professional groups, GET Phoenix is fiercely committed to helping you grow without making networking a formal, rigid, buttoned-up affair. Our events are designed to empower you to be your authentic self so that you feel more relaxed and present.
GET Phoenix hosts three types of events to help you grow:
GET to Meet: Networking is not about wearing suits or exchanging business cards; it’s about sparking meaningful conversations. At our GET to Meet events, people get to mingle and share ideas with like-minded, career-oriented young professionals at some of the Valley’s hottest spots. Not to mention, we offer a casual, down-to-Earth atmosphere so you can be comfortable being your true self. Whether you want to make business connections or lifelong friends, it’s all possible here.
GET to Learn: Lifelong learners never settle for what they already know. They crave new ideas, new perspectives, and new experiences. Whether it’s exploring mental health in the workplace or the intricacies of building your own business, our GET to Learns cover the full spectrum of everything a young professional could want to learn. We regularly invite speakers and panels to provide insights into diverse topics, equipping you with the tools to navigate your journey and take charge of your growth. Of course, there’s always ample time to connect with fellow attendees and the speakers, too.
GET to Give: When you invest in others, you also invest in yourself. Our GET to Give events offer you the chance to make an impact on the community in meaningful ways with fellow young professionals. In the past we’ve partnered with Feed My Starving Children, Special Olympics Arizona, Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels, and St. Mary’s Food Bank doing a variety of tasks all while building a sense of belonging and contributing to something bigger than ourselves. As always, we never forget to set aside time to network during and after GET to Gives, oftentimes hosting a happy hour at someplace nearby afterward.
Still on the Fence?
If you've been perusing our website, hovering over the "Get tickets" button for our events, and wondering if it’s all worth it, it's perfectly normal and your feelings are valid.
You might even be thinking, ‘What if I don't connect with anyone? What if the topics don't resonate with me? What if I don't have the time to commit to the community?’
But consider this: What if you do connect with like-minded individuals, form lifelong friendships, or even meet potential collaborators? What if the topics broaden your perspective, sharpen your skills, or illuminate a path to newfound passions? What if giving back accelerates your personal and professional growth?
Taking the first step often feels daunting, but don't let uncertainty stifle your potential. We're a thriving community of young professionals ready to welcome you with open arms. All you have to do is take a chance and come to one of our events. Rest assured you’ll walk away feeling more inspired, connected, and empowered.