I’m excited to speak today at The Real Young Professionals of Indianapolis Seminar – an event designed to help liberal arts students with their early career development.
In this blog post, I want to provide detailed follow-up to this afternoon’s conversations on professional advancement.
Remember, the nonprofit sector provides great career opportunities for liberal arts students.
- I believe that the nonprofit sector can be a career of choice – not just a job that you fall into.
- Our sector is one of amazing depth, breadth, and impact – evidenced by compelling stories and statistics.
- Academic research is critical for nonprofit effectiveness – we need smart liberal arts students, like you!
- In particular, sociology is directly applical to nonprofits – your education is useful!
- There is an amazing variety of nonprofit jobs – access the top nonprofit job boards.
I encourage all young professionals to engage in personal branding efforts, regardless of their sector choice.
- Be intentional in your efforts, by developing a personal mission statement.
- Using your personal mission statement, decide what strategies are right for you – here are a couple options for you.
- Of the many online options, I think a blog provides great benefits to your career advancement.
Don’t forget – you may need to get creative about building your professional experience.
- Create opportunities as a pro-bono consultant to develop your portfolio.
- Consider volunteer leadership positions, too.
- Take advantage of these networking opportunities.
- Get even more practical tips for your career advancement from “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar.”
I’m so glad we connected at The Real Young Professionals of Indianapolis Seminar. Let’s stay connected!
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