Hey readers, and welcome to the 5th day of blogmas! Today I have a quick read for you about networking. A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a networking event at my undergraduate university. I can’t recommend enough that you take advantage of any and all networking opportunities that come your way. Not only was this an opportunity to catch up with past classmates and professors, but I also got to meet current undergraduate students who are interested in becoming an occupational therapist. This event really fueled my fire simply by getting to share my love of OT with anyone who would listen to me. I even met another OT student who graduated from Lasell University a couple years ahead of me! Because of this event and the networking events I have attended in the past, another opportunity came up for me to speak to undergraduate students at LU who are interested in OT in the spring.
Benefits of Networking:
- Make new connections
- Maintain existing connections
- Earn/receive opportunities for personal and professional growth
- Learn from others’ experiences
- Meet a potential mentor
- Put yourself out of your comfort zone
- Open doors for new professional opportunities
Thanks for reading! Be sure to check out my other Blogmas posts, and get ready for tomorrow’s post about how to know if OT is right for you.