Social is de linking pillar within the YBA. In addition to the daily work of a Young Banker we believe there must also be room for social activities. Through the social events you get to know new colleagues or see your acquaintances. This could be on one of the quarterly drinks and party's but also by participating in the Race Of The Classics, the annual ski trip or one of the sporting events.
Development is an important pillar for the YBA. We believe that Young Bankers should have the opportunity to broaden their expertise on relevant areas next to their daily work. Themes as Sustainability, Innovation and Social Impact should be the in the interest of every Young Banker in order to stay relevant as bank in the future.
'Six Degrees of Separation' is a hypothesis introduced by Hungarian playwright Frigyes Karinthy in 1929 and popularized in the Nineties which suggests that all people on this planet are connected to each other by a chain of six or less social connections. Within less than six handshakes you can tweet with Trump, brainstorm with Jeff Bezos, or have a drink with Leonardo DiCaprio. This theory is built on the idea of social networks. Unfortunately, networking is often regarded as a dirty word. However, by viewing networking as dirty we are excluding ourselves out of some amazing opportunities, which would allow us to come out cleaner on the other side. Whether it is to find career opportunities, build new friendships, and gaining and sharing insightful experiences, the importance of your network cannot be overstated. With over 1000 current members and even more alumni the YBA can and will provide you with this network.