Since launching in 2018, HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) has helped our associates with the transition of beginning a career at Avient. HYPE helps build a collaborative network of Avient’s young professionals, eager to innovate and impact our company.

For young professionals seeking anything from career and personal growth to visibility at higher levels of the company, HYPE provides opportunities for associates to learn, network and grow. HYPE strategically caters its content to help associates foster personal and career development skills through 3 regional chapters: North America (NA); Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Latin America (LATAM). 

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In 2022, HYPE members worked hard to provide amazing experiences globally. HYPE NA created 26 pieces of informational content and hosted their first in-person summer social networking event to connect new associates, interns and leadership development program members based at Avient’s headquarters. HYPE EMEA organized activities in plants to involve local manufacturing direct associates and rolled out their ambassador program of 30+ ambassadors spread across 20 countries. HYPE also expanded to LATAM this year to further connect Avient’s network of young professionals across the globe.

Anna Jaffe

“I am thrilled to get the opportunity to lead and be a part of North American team in 2023! This team is truly dedicated to providing opportunities for career and personal development to associates at every level. In 2023, we are looking forward to more collaboration with our global HYPE team. We also have more events planned than ever, focusing on in-person and workshop styles! From combatting burnout and lessons in financial literacy to professional headshots and food trucks, if associates wanted to see it, HYPE will strive to provide it.”

Anna Jaffe, Marketing Associate, Marketing Leadership Development Program

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To become “the company of choice for all”


Provide relevant content to young professionals to succeed in their careers and adult lives

Strategic Priorities

Career development: provide information to prepare young professionals for their careers

Personal development: assist young professionals in the transition from school to adult independence

Key Tactics

Visibility: offer opportunities to learn from experienced professionals and understand more about the Avient organization

Key Tactics

Networking and career growth

Sustainability education, safety reminders and Avient overviews