Taking Ownership of your Professional Development through Community Involvement
Updated: Jun 22
I had the opportunity to be interviewed to be on the Engineering Career Coach Podcast. During the podcast episode I spoke with Anthony Fasano about how I took ownership of my development through my community outreach involvement.
Take a few minutes to listen to the episode. https://engineeringmanagementinstitute.org/tecc-156-ownership-professional-development-community-involvement/
Here are the key points discussed on Professional Development:
Work gives you opportunities, but it does not give you everything. You have to get out to the community to be fully fulfilled as an engineer.
It’s important to take a big picture outlook on your engineering career and decide where you want to go, and what you should do to get there. Doing so makes it easier to align your work with the purpose of doing it, and also to why you are doing it. It’s really easy to forget and get lost in the shuffle of things when you just go from one project to the next.
If you are involved in a community organization, it gives you a lot of exposure, whether it is because your face is on a website, or your name is out there with that organizations events and marketing pieces.
To do something and get benefits from it, you have to do it consistently. When you do something consistently it is going to payoff.