To support our students in meeting their career goals, we often recommend strengthening your “brand” or professional reputation through active engagement in professional associations. By active engagement, we are referring to going beyond meeting attendance to showcase your knowledge and skills through presenting, getting published or assuming a leadership role.
The Walden Career Services team “walks our talk” through active participation in our local professional association, the Minnesota Career Development Association. Our involvement has included delivering conference sessions, serving as a conference sponsor, and coordinating and facilitating their RoundTable Discussions for professional development. For the 2013 MCDA conference last month, we delivered conference presentations on”Quality Assessment” and “Delivering Dynamic Virtual Presentations.” Additionally, Career Services Advisor Andrea Obrycki is currently co-directing their Mentoring Program.
With this article, I’ve posted photos from the 2013 Conference.
Lisa Cook, Career Services Director