Attending professional development events can seem like a nuisance. You probably make excuses like “Oh I’ll go next semester” or “I have to pay money for this? No way.” However, time is ticking and making advances in your career is priceless.
As a student, you’re offered a multitude of opportunities to further advance your studies and career. Here are a few methods you can utilize for your own professional development.
- Mentorship. Finding a mentor, whether it’s a peer or professional, is extremely valuable (and free). A mentor can offer advice, help with decision-making, and guide you in the right direction professionally.
- Conferences. Conferences can offer you an opportunity to learn more and network with other professionals in the industry. Whether it’s the PRSSA National Conference or Temple’s Leadership Conference, any event will boost your resume.
- Networking Events. You’re never too young to attend a networking event. Connecting with the right professionals can lead you to new opportunities or help you reach new career goals.
- Webinars. Webinars are easy since they’re offered from the convenience of your own home. PRSSA offers their own for students, but you can find them all over the internet for little to no cost.
The harder you hustle the more success you’ll have in your career. If you continue your own professional development, it’ll help you land undergrad internships and post-grad job opportunities.
By: Clarissa Ford