Unsure about how to obtain more experience in your field of interest? Interested in staying up-to-date on all the latest trends in a certain industry? Would you like to have more opportunities to network in a seemingly obscure career field? Consider joining a professional association or organization!
Most working professionals these days belong to or are affiliated with some sort of association or organization. These associations will often provide many benefits to members or affiliates, including but not limited to: Conferences, access to job or internship list-serves, membership databases, lists of organizational partners, workshops, webinars, trainings, and articles relating to industry trends. In addition, many professional associations provide opportunities for students as well!
After joining a professional association or organization of interest, find out ways to become involved. Serve on a board, volunteer at a conference, network through a membership directory.
If interested in learning more about professional associations, please feel free to visit Career Services, Monday - Friday, from 1:30 - 4 PM to speak with an advisor about how to get involved in a field of interest.