Advantages of Being a Student Who Gets Involved

Katy Montgomery

Katy currently serves as the Global Director of the Career Development Centre at INSEAD where she manages career services professionals across three campuses: Abu Dhabi, Fontainebleau, and Singapore. Katy previously served as the Associate Dean for Student Development at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

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Synonyms for the word “involve” include associate, commit, connect, engage, relate. On the other hand, antonyms for the word “involve” include abandon, separate, cancel, divide, and misunderstand. Which words do you gravitate to more? Would you like to be engaged while being a Carey student or would you like to be abandoned? If the answer is not clear or if you do not know why being an involved Carey student makes a difference, here are the top five reasons why you should be involved and five ways to get involved.

Why?

  1. To meet people and make friends with those who have similar interests.
  2. To enjoy higher levels of satisfaction with your university experience.
  3. To gain skills: communication, problem-solving, group development, and management, among many others.
  4. To grow your network. You never know who someone else knows!
  5. To be “in-the-know” about all new programming and advantages of being a Carey student—early bird gets msp hack starcoins and diamonds the worm!

 How?

  1. Join a student organization.
  2. Attend any of Dean Ferrari’s events: Executive-in-Residence, Leaders + Legends, Carey In Person.
  3. Meet with your career coach. Your coach can help you make connections, give you leads, and keep you in the loop.
  4. Attend after school events: speakers, panels, and webinars.
  5. Be present. When you are interacting with a Carey community member, listen, ask questions, and treat that person with the utmost respect.

In a previous post, Director of Coaching & Education, Kathleen Bovard, shares much of the professional development programming available to students this fall. Please check out her article and sign up for events to take full advantage of the wonderful opportunities offered by our office.

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