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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thinking about my career development


What has happened to me? I used to be so intentional about thinking about my career development?

After graduating from the University of Minnesota I immediately got involved in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). I was volunteering in all sorts of different non-profits and I was considering grad school. Since getting my MBA, what has changed?

I was at the Minnesota PRSA annual meeting last week and it occurred to me that I have spent the last two years of my career just surviving.

Listening to Minnesota PRSA's 2010 president Candee Wolf talk about volunteerism and the importance of Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) made me realize that I had forgotten about an important piece of my life - career and professional development. To drive home the point, Rick Kupchella was the keynote speaker.

Rick is the founder of BringMeTheNews.com. Listening to Rick discuss his vision for his new venture inspired me to want to do more for my career. As I think about 2010, I want to set clear and achievable goals for my career, for this site and for my future. APR seems like a good place to start.