UC Young Professionals (UCYP)

Where recently graduated Bearcats come together to:

  • Network through unique opportunities to leverage professional relationships with other Bearcats.
  • Grow Professionally by attending and planning experiences that focus on career growth, professional development, and continuing education.
  • Socialize at fun, casual events designed to bring recent graduates together.
  • Make a Difference when you participate in volunteer activities and philanthropy that support UC scholarships, student success, and impact the Cincinnati community.

Get involved with UC Young Professionals!

UCYP is always looking for more Bearcats to get involved. Whether you’re interested in taking a leadership position as a board member or committee chair, or just want to help when you can and show up for the fun stuff, there’s something for everyone with UCYP.

Help plan and execute Homecoming, watch parties, philanthropy, digital engagement, alumni-student mentoring, community service, professional events, and more!

Upcoming Experiences

March. 16 | 2 p.m. - tipoff
NCAA Basketball Watch Party @ Jekyll

April 13 | 5 p.m. - Pregame event; 6:40 p.m. - First pitch
Bearcats at the Ballpark: UCYP

Alumni-Student Mentor Program

This mentor program will pair UCYPs, such as yourselves, with current UC undergrads in an effort to mentor, coach, and network the next generation of successful Bearcats. This is a great opportunity to share some of the lessons you have learned throughout your college career and early professional life, as well as give back to UC and its student body.

If you are interested in the alumni-student mentor program, please reach out directly to Carlo at

View more alumni programs on our event calendar

Save the Dates:

March Madness: stay tuned

April 10: UC Day of Giving #BearcatsGive

April 12-15: Alumni Weekend

April 12: Distinguished Alumni Celebration

April 13: Bearcats at the Ballpark: Reds vs. Cardinals

Check back for more!

Learn about more engagement opportunities on the UC Alumni Events Calendar.

Young Professionals Leadership Committee

Chair: Sammy Geroulis (LCB '12)
Vice Chair: David Jahnke (A&S ’11)
Brandon Craig (Law '09)
Morgan Eberle (Bus ’17)
Katie Fisher (LCB ’16)
Laura Haley (A&S ’13)
Anthony Johnson (A&S '17)
Carlo Perottino (LCB, CEAS ’16)
Kellie Mankin (A&S '14)
Morgan Miller (Bus '17)
Nick Shroer(Bus '16)
Eric Smith (Bus '15)

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Russell Best, DAAP '09, '15
Director, Constituent Relations, Outreach and Engagement

Email Russell
or call 513-556-4013


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