QRCA Young Quallies
QRCA Young Quallies is a community of students and young pros aged 35 and younger whose studies or job involves qualitative research whether as a moderator or recruiter, agency brand strategist or client-side user researcher, semiotician or anthropology
QRCA Young Quallies is brought to you by the Young Professionals Committee. We develop initiatives to empower and champion young adults in the development of meaningful careers.
Ycasts are QRCA-sponsored webcasts especially geared to younger QRCs but open to all. Each 60-minute session is created and produced by young pro members of the QRCA covering topics ranging from practical career advice to emerging areas in qualitative
Young Professionals Grant
Young Professional Grants covering all conference registration fees, a USD $1,300 value, plus a one-year QRCA membership, a USD $175 value, are awarded to up and coming young adults aged 35 years and younger.
Mini Grant Fund
Want to attend a QRCA educational seminar but can’t afford the fee? Whether you are a graduate student, an independent consultant or an employee with a limited budget, the QRCA Young Professionals Committee has your back. Apply for a Mini Grant
to keep your education going.
Join us in learning how to navigate these worrying times:
Below is some content the Young Professionals Committee thinks is great. We'll periodically update this list on Thursdays.
Young Quallies Chat Series
- Ycast Archive
Previously recorded Ycasts, our webinar series created by young pros for young pros, can be accessed here. Learn about everything from UX research to how to plan your
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- Suggestions on what can we do, from the isolation of our homes, to help us maintain our non-work-related social connections and interactions. Book club, anyone? – Shannon
Loneliness in the Time of Coronavirus – Susan Fader via LinkedIn
- True Tales of Quarantined Socializing – Caity Weaver, Sanam Yar, Jenna Wortham and Molly Oswaks via NYT
- Anxiety Is Contagious. Here’s How to Contain It. – Judson Brewer via Harvard Business Review
Cambridge University Press provides free resources to support students during coronavirus outbreak
Laid Off Due to Coronavirus? Here’s What You Can Do Now – Elizabeth Alterman via The Muse
What Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Mean for Your Job Search? - Lisa Rabasca Roepe via The Muse
Six best practices for remote meetings – Jenea Hayes via Cooper Professional Education
I thought this had great tips. It's the "business of doing business" stuff that's always so hard for new independents. – Anne
Creative thinking for solo-preneur business survival during Covid-19 and the aftermath – Susan Abbott via Medium
Advantages of remote research and why you should incorporate this powerful tool – Josh LaMar via UX Collective
A light-hearted piece about WFH such as if you must work from bed, at least make it.
How to Work From Home and Not Feel Like a Lonely Garbage Slug – Rachel Miller via VIce
A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers – Barbara Z. Larson, Susan R. Vroman and Erin E. Makarius
How to brainstorm with your newly remote team - Jen Goertzen via UX Collective
7 Tips for Working From Home With Kids When Coronavirus Has Shut Everything Down – Teresa Douglas via The Muse
The tips covered in this webinar all resonated with me as a new(ish) independent consultant - lessons I've learned over the last couple of years through trial and error myself or heard from others, but succinctly presented here. If you're independent or considering going independent, this is a must watch! Note that there is a blank screen for the first two minutes; the presentation and slides start around 4 minutes in. - Anne
"Starting Your Own Research Company" – Marc Zwelling, presented by Marketing Research And Intelligence Association of Canada
The US Small Business Administration is providing low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
Marta Villanueva and Cheryl Stella Dalisay, co-chairs of the Business Development SIG, conducted their own study with 30 QRCs about the challenges with business development. The presentation they put together is full of ideas to boost your own marketing, networking, and client relationships. And importantly, they admit that business development is just plain hard, whether you're new or seasoned in this business. For me, it was the best session I attended at 2018 conference. The webinar version is a fantastic resource and especially valuable now for those facing a slow down in their pipelines. - Anne
Webinar: A Fresh Look at Business Development. It’s Easier Than You Think! by Marta Villanueva and Cheryl Stella Dallisay
Shannon Danzy, Principal, danzy consults.
Young Professionals Grant Team Lead
Monica Zinchiak, Qualitative Specialist, Z. Research Services
Engagement Team Lead
Elizabeth McKinley, Principal, Catapult Marketing Group
Mini Grant Fund Team Lead
Anne Lee Groves, Founder, Lee Groves Consulting
QRCA Board Liaison
Kelsey Segaloff, UX Researcher, Hubspot