Upcoming events:

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Past Events

Don’t be a Sheldon! Emotional Intelligence Workshop

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12-1pm

Where: Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute

Sheldon Cooper is the lead character in the hit TV show “The Big Bang Theory”. Using references to Sheldon, this workshop will help you learn more about emotional intelligence, so you can avoid being a Sheldon. This is a brown bag lunch session.

You will:

  • Gain a better understanding of your own emotional intelligence
  • Learn the importance of emotional intelligence and success as a leader
  • Develop new strategies to increase your personal emotional intelligence

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12-1pm

OSUYPN ERG welcomes Dr. Laura Boxley to present on memory improvement in the workplace. Dr. Boxley is the Director of Clinical Neuropsychology Training at Ohio State’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. We are excited to leverage her professional knowledge to learn some expert tips and tricks on improving memory. This will be a brown bag lunch session in the Ohio Union Hays Cape Room.


Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:30-9am

Join fellow Ohio State employees and the OSUYPN ERG for a breakfast networking event in the Ohio Union Ohio Staters Inc. Founders Room. Light breakfast will be provided along with some early morning stimulation. We look forward to seeing you bright and early!

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7-8:30am

Breakfast networking event


Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12-1pm

Brown bag: Ohio State’s Employee Assistance Program


Monday, September 23, 2019 4:30-6:30pm

Social Hour at Pins Mechanical Co.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12-1pm

OSUYPN ERG hosted a representative from HR in the Mason Hall-Rotunda for a presentation and discussion about HR’s Career Roadmap initiative, which is expected to launch in January 2021. OSU HR defines Career Roadmap as “a comprehensive job family model and pay structure that will provide visibility to career paths for managers and staff to foster equitable, consistent compensation practices across the university and medical center… Career Roadmap will enable Ohio State to recruit, retain and inspire the talent needed to fulfill our mission.” There was time throughout the presentation for attendees to ask HR representatives specific questions about this initiative.


Thursday, August 29, 2019 12-1pm

Professional Networking Lunch


Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 4:30-6:15pm

Social gathering with snacks and duckpin bowling at Woodlands Backyard.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 12-1pm

Dr. James Houle (Psychologist & Assistant Professor within the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University) presented “Scarlet and Grit”. Attendees learned about a prevention program aimed at promoting resiliency through connecting with peers, awareness of common concerns, tool development for effective coping, and planning strategies for future obstacles.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 12-1pm

OSUYPN hosted Susan Basso (Senior Vice President, Talent, Culture & Human Resources) on April 16 at Sloopy’s to discuss how OSU’s HR Strategic Plan (2018-2023) impacts young professionals at Ohio State.


Monday, March 18, 2019, 12-1pm

Mid-level professionals panel discussion

A big thank you to our wonderful panelists!

  • Quanetta Batts- Program Director Outreach & Engagement, University Library Administration
  • James Blankenship- Interim Director, OSUMC Facilities Management, Facilities Planning & Operations
  • Patrick Lynch- Director Strategic Engagement & Alumni Relations, COE College Advancement
  • Marilyn Bury Rice- Director of the Office of Alumni Career Management, Ohio State University Alumni Association


Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 5:30-6:30pm

Exclusive yoga class at the brand new GIVE Yoga studio in Clintonville. The session included De-Stress Yoga Flow, an all-levels vinyasa style class with an emphasis on relaxation in the second half of the session.


Thursday, February 21, 2019, 12-1pm

Conversations with OSUYPN: Work Challenges


Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 12-1pm

Wellness Coordinator Ally Himes and Health Coach Adam Roberts talked about how to engage in YP4H activities including on-campus free fitness classes and events, educational programs, Health Coaching (both individual and group), benefits of YP4H and the OSU Health Plan including the Employee Assistance Program, Buckeye Baby and departmental chair massage. They also demonstrated of YP4H’s Virgin Pulse portal with Q&A’s. Additionally, the speakers presented ergonomic basics and provided tips to having a healthy workspace.

Monday, December 17, 2018, 5-7 pm

Holiday Happy Hour at Land Grant Brewing Co, fundraiser and supply drive for Buckeye Food Alliance.


Friday, October 26, 2018, 12-1 pm

“Finding Your Voice”, an interactive session designed to help you overcome the fear of speaking out and empower you to give full expression to your true self!

This workshop covered:

  • Uncovering your voice and learning strategies to enhance that in your work environment in order to advance within your organization.
  • Networking with other young professionals and learning about their respective industries and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Walked away with key tips/strategies to strengthen the use of your voice in the workplace, such as tact and diplomacy, how to earn respect, how to share meaningful information that will attract positive attention and more.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7 pm

Trivia Night at Claddagh Irish Pub


Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:30pm

Volleyball end of season celebration at Woodlands Backyard


Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 5-7 pm

Happy Hour at The District Pour House


Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 12-1pm

Wellness at Work: Desk Yoga and Healthy Snack Demo


Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 12-1pm

Lunch & Learn: Looking ahead to your next position


  • Megan Sayres, Director of Student Engagement, College of Medicine
  • Julie Humbel-Courtney, Associate Director, Honors & Scholars Center
  • Elizabeth Gordon-Canlas, Assistant Director, Residence Life
  • Shannon Peltier, Assistant Director, Academic Advising
  • Chila Thomas, Assistant Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion


Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 12-1pm

Maximizing Your Ohio State Benefits


Thursday, February 21, 2018, 6-8pm

Networking dinner at Palle


Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at Endeavor Brewing


Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 12-1pm

Speed networking lunch


Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at Winking Lizard


Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 12-1pm

Holiday lunch and cookie decorating


Thursday, October 12, 2017, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at World of Beer


Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm

Fall Social at Pins Mechanical


Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at Marcella’s


Friday, August 25, 2017, 5:15pm

5 after 5 wine tasting at Whole Foods


Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 7pm

Team Trivia at Grandview Cafe


Thursday, August 10, 2017, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at RAM Brewery


Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 5pm

Networking dinner at Brazenhead


Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at Lineage Brewing


Thursday, June 8, 2017, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at Land Grant Brewing


Thursday, May 11, 2017, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at Zauber Brewing


Thursday, April 13, 2017, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at Bodega


Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12-1pm

James Nursing Leadership Team Panel Q &A Session


Thursday, March 9, 2017, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at Condado Tacos


Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at Platform Brew Co


Thursday, February 2, 2017

COSI After Dark


Thursday, January 12, 2017, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at King Ave 5


Friday, December 9, 2016, 11:30am-1:30pm

Holiday lunch and cookie decorating


Thursday, November 10, 2016, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at The Walrus


Thursday, October 13, 2016, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at Knotty Pine Brewing


Thursday, September 29, 2016, 12-1pm

Financial Wellness presented by Bob Salmen, Hospital Financial Controller for University Hospital East.


Thursday, September 8, 2016, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at Hofbräuhaus


Sunday, August 28, 2016, 4:05pm

Columbus Clippers Game at Huntington Park


Thursday, August 11, 2016, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at Bar 145


Thursday, July 14, 2016, 5-7pm

Happy Hour at The Short North Pint House


Monday, July 11, 2016, 12-1pm

Meet & Greet FY17 Leadership Team Lunch


Monday, June 13, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm

Wine After Work at Twisted Vine


Thursday, June 2, 2016, 5:15pm

COSI After Dark


Thursday, May 19, 2016, 5:30-8:30pm

Happy Hour at Knotty Pine Brewing


Monday, May 9, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm

Wine After Work at Twisted Vine


Monday, April 11, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm

Wine After Work at Twisted Vine


Friday, March 25, 2016, 12-1pm

“Conducting Effective Meetings” presented by Elizabeth English, Leadership Academy


Friday, March 18, 2016 5-8pm

Happy Hour at Bakersfield