Open Circuits are action teams that focus on one of five topics: Downtown Wichita Falls, Modern School Facilities, Intern Wichita Falls, Bike-Friendly Community, and Lake Wichita. With their Open Circuit team, members monitor their assigned community topic and update the rest of The Circuit quarterly at the team program. To successfully complete this task, members may be required to attend relevant events, forums, meetings, etc. and prepare a statement to deliver at the quarterly team program
Closed Circuits refer to each Circuit member's plan of action and requirements include: attending one official city or county event and writing a one-page summary of the proceedings annually (city council, school board, county commissioners’ court, 4a board or 4b board).
There is no cost to join The Circuit!
Members must be between the ages of 18 and 40.
There is no age requirement to be a mentor, but a minimum of at least 5-10 years of specific industry expertise is preferred.
Board members serve one-year terms that run January through December of each year.
Mentors and members are matched together based off professional compatibility using a unique weighted matching system that takes into consideration industry, experience level, and areas of interest. This information is gathered when members and mentors join for the program through the registration form. After the initial assessment is finished, each match is reviewed bi-weekly by an internal match committee meeting. This committee will also review special cases, such as mismatches, ties and multiple matches to the same mentor.
When conducting the matching process, industries are weighted at one point, experience level is matched at two points and each of the three areas of interested at weighted at three points each. A match can receive up to twelve points total between the three above listed categories. A match is considered compatible at a 67% match or higher, which is eight out of twelve points.
New members can expect to be matched with their mentor within 10-15 business days after they register for the Circuit. Sometimes a new member will not have an obvious mentor match when they first join, promoting our mentor matching committee to actively recruit a quality match from the community for this new member. If this happens, the new member will be updated as new information is received.
Years in Industry
Select Your Hard Skills Interests (First Choice)
Select Your Hard Skills Interests (First Choice)Strategic PlanningSmall Business Development & ManagementMarketing & AdvertisingTeam Building & ManagementSales & Client DevelopmentCustomer ServiceNon-Profit ManagementGrant Writing & FundraisingData, Analytics & ResearchSocial Media ManagementProject ManagementProgram EvaluationEvent Planning & DesignInventory & Quality ControlSustainable Development & Growth
Select Your Hard Skills Interests (Second Choice)
Select Your Hard Skills Interests (Second Choice)Strategic PlanningSmall Business Development & ManagementMarketing & AdvertisingTeam Building & ManagementSales & Client DevelopmentCustomer ServiceNon-Profit ManagementGrant Writing & FundraisingData, Analytics & ResearchSocial Media ManagementProject ManagementProgram EvaluationEvent Planning & DesignInventory & Quality ControlSustainable Development & Growth
Select your Soft Skills Interests (First Choice)
Select your Soft Skills Interests (First Choice)LeadershipRelationship BuildingCommunicationTime ManagementNegotiationWork/Life BalanceGoal SettingCareer AdvancementPublic SpeakingCommunity InvolvementConfidence & Self-AssurancePersonal BrandingEthics & ProfessionalismDiversity & Inclusion
Select your Soft Skills Interests (Second Choice)
Select your Soft Skills Interests (Second Choice)LeadershipRelationship BuildingCommunicationTime ManagementNegotiationWork/Life BalanceGoal SettingCareer AdvancementPublic SpeakingCommunity InvolvementConfidence & Self-AssurancePersonal BrandingEthics & ProfessionalismDiversity & Inclusion
I agree to The Circuit Guidelines
Mentor Match Preference
Mentor Match Preference
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To ensure that Circuit members are receiving maximum benefit from the organization, we ask that they earn at least 16 points within each calendar year to remain in good standing. Points can be earned with any combination of the following:
One (1) Point:
Two (2) Points:
Three (3) Points:
Members will be matched with an industry mentor. As a mentee, you should:
Date of Birth
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Beginning in 2012, Young Professionals of Wichita Falls (YPWF) was formed to offer innovative ways for professionals, 18-40 years old, in the Wichita Falls area to expand their professional network.
In 2019, YPWF determined that it wanted to transition the focus of its organization from social interaction to professional, leadership, and community development. The Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce helped YPWF restructure into the organization now known as The Circuit.
The Circuit is focused on developing emerging leaders through mentorship, community engagement, and personal growth.
Mentorship: Every member is matched to an industry expert mentor. This professional relationship is formed on confidence and allows for mentees to receive one-on-one advice and direction from a trusted resource.
Professional Development: The Circuit creates leaders. Circuit members are able to attend exclusive Chamber events such as BOSS, Wake Up Wichita Falls, Business After Hours, and exclusive Circuit programs to work continuously on professional (and personal) development.
Community Involvement: Circuit members will be actively engaged in Wichita Falls by attending and summarizing public meetings, called “Closed Circuits,” and participating in action teams to gather current events information on community-based initiatives, including Bike Wichita Falls, Lake Wichita, Intern Wichita Falls, Modern Schools, and Downtown Wichita Falls, called “Open Circuits.”
The Circuit is led by a volunteer board and is a program of the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce.