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Professional Orgs! What are they good for?

It goes without saying that participation in professional organizations can very well behoove the modern professional. There are many benefits that come with being a member of a professional organization. The most obvious benefit is networking, and networking can help young students and professionals get a foot into the field.

In the last few years of my undergraduate college years, I was lucky enough to be a part of 2 organizations. Since I pursued 2 degrees in Journalism and Photography, then I participated in both the local chapter of Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ); and also National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). I volunteered at the national conference for each professional org, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

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