Importance of joining a professional association
There are many advantages in joining a professional association relevant to your future career goals including but not limited to:
- Learning about professional accreditation requirements.
- Participating in professional development seminars.
- Networking with and being mentored by experienced professionals.
- Gaining access to employment opportunities promoted by the association.
As a way of improving their membership base many professional associations offer discounted or sometimes free membership to students so all of these potential benefits may come at little or no cost to you.