One of the best ways to get involved in a new city is to attend networking events. However, finding organizations, seminars and lectures can be a time-consuming process. Still, having a great network can make a difference in your career. It’s better to start early and meet as many interesting people as possible. Below are a few great options for the young professional in Birmingham.

Networking in Bham threeYoung Professionals of Birmingham
You can become a member of this nonprofit organization for a yearly fee. Young Professionals of Birmingham hosts monthly socials at different bars in the city. The organization offers raffles, exclusive access to events in Birmingham and other perks. It’s also a great way to meet new people who can quickly become friends.

Alabama Young Professionals Summit
Alabama Media Group hosts this annual event. It’s also sponsored by several local Birmingham businesses. The day features lectures from industry leaders. It’s a great way to make connections, too. Companies send recruiters to find new talent. Businesses also set up booths so you can learn more about their services. As an added bonus, some of the best restaurants in Birmingham provide lunch.Networking in Bham Two

BBJ Workshops
The Birmingham Business Journal hosts a series of workshops for professionals in Birmingham. They cover topics ranging from making cold calls to public speaking. Each workshop costs $99 to attend, and it’s worth it. The workshops will help you to learn a few niche tips to impress potential employers. It’ll also help you to get ahead in your industry.

Networking in BhamSpark Birmingham Freelancers Meetup
Spark Birmingham’s monthly meet-ups are a great resource if you’re looking to expand your side hustle or want to make your living by freelancing. These events discuss topics such as doing your taxes as a freelancer, public speaking, knowing your rights as a small business owner and creative brainstorms.