young professionals


Young Professionals (YP) is an interactive section of SACC Chicago devoted to networking, social involvement and development of young professionals in the Chicago area. Our members strengthen and create new social and professional relationships, enjoy networking opportunities, while celebrating Swedish-American business and social ties. SACC Chicago YP meets in a variety of settings for informal interacting and networking. Our members are typically between 18 and 30 years old and participate in events throughout the year. As a YP member you are invited to attend all business and social events organized by SACC Chicago.


As a YP member you are invited to attend all business and social events organized by SACC Chicago. Exclusive membership benefits:

We are always excited to meet new people and since it is up to all of us to determine the success and direction of SACC Chicago YP, we welcome everyone’s input and participation.


Sign up and become a SACC Chicago YP Member


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Pontus Andersson

Vice President of YP

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Sofia Lindgren

Executive Assistant

Networking Event

Young Professionals meet once every month together with several other European Chambers, normally on the third Wednesday of the month. The Professional Networking Event is a great way to meet new people and create new connections. It is a laid back atmosphere where you can come and just say hi or stay a bit longer and grab a beer or two. If you are new to the Chicago area this is, with out a doubt, the easiest way to get in contact with people in your own age and that share your interests. You don’t need to be a member to come to the Professional Networking events but if you want information about where it will be held and if we have anything specially planned you should take the easy step to become a member.

If you have any questions please email:

Join our monthly Networking Event with other Young Professionals together with other individuals from the SACC Chicago Network.

SACC Chicago is always looking to broaden its network. One great resource to help us combine the many young professionals in the Chicago area and the many events that are being held are student ambassadors from schools but also from student organizations.

If you are, or know, the student ambassador of your school or organisation please don’t hesitate to email us. Let’s bring our forces together!


The SACC USA Trainee Program and J-1 visa service can be used for everything from a summer internship for a student from Sweden to a longer training program for someone who has just graduated or a 18-month visa for a Swedish employee in a rotation program.

SACC Chicago is also seeking a highly motivated Intern for our Fall and Spring Internship positions. An internship at SACC Chicago is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge about international business while expanding your personal network. Application period for the Fall Internship begins in March and in September for the Spring Internship. 


Mentoring Program

Through the Mentoring Program, SACC-Chicago links ambitious young professionals with knowledgeable professionals and entrepreneurs.  Our mission is to promote a mutual exchange of ideas and experience between mentors and mentees. The mentoring program provides members with excellent opportunities for entrepreneurial ventures and career success. The mentor should meet with the mentee as often as is deemed suitable by the participants, but we recommend no less than two in person meetings for the duration of the mentorship.

Mentees get a chance to learn from professionals who have extensive experience in their particular field of expertise. A mentor can teach the mentee how to cope with challenges in the work place, how to make the most out of their careers, as well as realizing business ideas and goals. The relationship benefits both parties in areas such as personal growth, career development, lifestyle enhancement, goal achievement and other fields of interest agreed upon by the mentor and mentee. This is a great opportunity to receive career mentorship wherever you are in your career.

The relationship will primarily focus on interpersonal support, career guidance, exchange of industry, knowledge and experience, sharing of wisdom, coaching and role modeling.


For Mentees: 

For Mentors:

SACC Chicago

121 West Wacker Drive, Suite 618
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: (312) 257-3002