Still feeling hesitant about identifying a mentor, despite Dr. Sherwood’s encouragement (see What is a Mentor, and How Do I Find One)? Chew on this statistic: “Professionals who have mentors make between $5,610 and $22, 450 more annually than those on their own.” Thus, having a mentor will not only help you develop your professional identity, but […]
About Kimi Crossman
Kimberly Crossman has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Florida State University, a Master’s in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Human and Community Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Although her research focuses primarily on experiences of intimate partner abuse, gender relations, and the divorce/separation process, she has also developed a strong interest in mentoring young adults in their career aspirations. Kimberly has led discussions and activities with young adults who are pursuing a graduate-level education or careers in the social sciences through her work as a graduate teaching assistant and board member for local, state, and national organizations. These discussions have inspired Kimberly to take on a more active role in helping young adults identify and meet their goals within and outside the university setting by contributing to Career Skillet.
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Many students are unsure of the purpose of professional organizations or why to get involved. The large number of organizations and many hard-to-remember acronyms don’t help make the process of getting involved any easier either. However, there are many benefits for joining professional organizations as a student or even while working in pursuit of a […]