Stop waiting for things to happen; make them happen!
That’s just one piece of advice shared in the article “5 professional development tips for college students,” and if you want to heed this advice, today is your lucky day!
Today is the last day you can register for the PRSA-St. Louis Career Development Day, hosted by the PRSSA-SIUE Chapter on the SIUE campus. Registration for students is only $25 and includes breakfast and lunch. If you are a member of PRSSA-SIUE, the Chapter will also reimburse you $10 of the registration fee.
Getting two meals in one day that consist of more than Pop-Tarts and Ramen noodles is probably deemed a win by most college students, but attendance at this Friday’s Career Development Day will do so much more than just feed your belly.
You’ve heard it multiple times: It’s important to network! Who you know could be the deciding factor between you and someone else getting that job you are going after. If you are early in your college career and thinking you have plenty of time, read this article, “4 things networking can help you do (besides get a job)” for more motivation to step up your game. As the article says, “There’s no excuse to not be networking,” and considering Career Development Day is right here on the SIUE campus, there really is no excuse! Have you registered yet? No? Why not?
According to Jason Weingarten, co-founder and CEO of talent acquistion software Yello, “If soon-to-be grads are just starting their job search, they are already behind. As early as freshman year, college students should begin building their networks by attending club events, networking with faculty members, securing leadership roles within campus organizations and lining up internships.”
Don’t make the mistake of thinking you have plenty of time to network before you graduate. Instead of sleeping in this Friday, why not take the initiative and register for Career Development Day? Make things happen!
In the meantime, pull up a chair and let’s talk.