IAAPA Young Professional Qualifications
A person under 35 years of age, who is employed by an IAAPA member company, or is an individual member of IAAPA through student or individual membership.
Young Professionals can be divided into 3 tiers based on experience:
TIER A: YOUNG PROFESSIONAL: MID-LEVEL MANAGER
A Young Professional Mid-Level Manager will be in a leadership position and will have obtained a minimum of 5 years managerial experience. They are responsible for overseeing a particular function, project or service. The Mid-Level Manager may require industry specific education or leadership development and may be on the executive track within a member organization.
A Young Professional Mid-Level Manager will be looking for professional development opportunities. Interests are best practice, leadership and innovation. The individual will be seeking structured education, peer-to-peer interaction and mentors to broaden knowledge and excel in their current role.
TIER B: NEW YOUNG PROFESSIONAL
A new Young Professional will have a minimum of one year full-time experience in the industry (not a student). A Young Professional is a full time employee of an IAAPA member organization. The individual displays the desire and commitment to make a career in the attractions industry and can be identified as an emerging leader in their organization.
A new Young Professional will be looking for direction. Interests are around improving their personal brand, achieving a promotion, networking and sharing peer to peer employment experiences.
TIER C: STUDENT
A person over 18 typically working toward a degree or other credentials in the attractions industry who wishes to further their understanding of the industry through involvement in IAAPA EXPO programs and other IAAPA opportunities. (E.g. Expo Ambassador Program)
A young professional student will be looking for jobs and experience. Interests are in improving CV writing, interview technique and networking effectively.