Engaging in Professional Development: A Presidential Perspective

Posted in Career Services

SHP Career Services Coordinator, Luke Gorham, serves as the Past-President for the Missouri College Personnel Association, an organization focused on the professional development of college student educators in the state of Missouri. Luke co-wrote this article with current President, Nicolette Yevich, discussing the importance of volunteering and networking as professional development opportunities. While this article largely speaks to involvement in a state/national professional organization, SHP students can apply these skills while working, volunteering, and engaging in student organizations. Engaging in state, regional, or national organizations related to your profession can provide opportunities to develop as a professional, network with colleagues, and engage in meaningful work for your chosen profession. These opportunities can typically vary in scope and time commitment, giving you a variety of options to choose from. This article will discuss two ways you can benefit from your professional development organizations from the perspective of the current and past...

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