High unemployment rates, graduating from school with way too much debt - it is not easy to enter the workforce right now, that's for sure. Most graduates want more than a paycheck - they are looking for a job that is fulfilling, and serves a higher purpose (in truth, aren't we all??). My answer? Check out the Association World!
Anyone who is working for an association is contributing to making the world a better place by making professionals better in their profession. Providing opportunities for engineers to meet to work on new green initiatives, continuing education so that regulators produce safer pharmaceuticals, certification so that companies know their new employees have the knowledge to do their job safely and well - association help with all of this and more.
These is just one of the reasons why I think working for an association is a great professional decision - for more thought check out my guest post on the millenial chat blog!
Want to find out more for yourself? ASAE is running a free Introduction to Association Careers Day in Washington, DC on December 14, 2011 if you are in town - check it out! You may just find that you love the association world too!