Emerging Professionals

Emerging Professionals

PCMA Capital Chapter’s Emerging Professionals Committee (EPC) is dedicated to the delivery of superior and innovative education and professional development opportunities to students and professionals with 0-5 years of experience.



The Capital Chapter offers a robust mentoring program where like-minded industry professionals can join one-on-one and make a difference. The goals of the program are to:

  • Help increase confidence, knowledge and industry connections for protégés and mentors
  • Foster interpersonal growth and self-enrichment
  • Provide opportunity for mentors to give back and be more involved on a smaller scale
  • Build the PCMA and meeting planning community

For more information, please visit Mentorship Program



The EPC is very active in visiting our local universities and creating relationships between students, professors, and PCMA. We are always looking for professionals to step into the classroom and enhance the student experience and speak about PCMA. For more information about our outreach program, please contact [email protected].

Generation:Meet Blog

The Generation:Meet Blog was founded in 2012 as a place for students, emerging professionals, and lifelong learners to share information about the meetings industry as well as serve as a central posting place for local job/internship opportunities and career resources. Check it out at Generation:Meet.


Coffee and Conversations

Coffee & Conversations is a must see conversational series of industry professionals sharing their stories and offering advice and strategies to those interested in pursuing a career in the meeting planning industry.

See episodes below:

Rebecca SchingelEmerging Professionals