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Involvement with associations is an excellent way to explore a potential career path.  In addition to the obvious networking benefits, many groups offer materials and resources to help fine-tune career decisions.  Many associations also support student chapters which help offer students insight and experience in their chosen field.

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Career Cornerstone Center Profile Excerpts
The following excerpt from a Cornerstone profile offers an examples of how involvement with professional associations can assist with job hunting:

Lakisha Powell
Project Engineer
DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company
Garden City, NY

"A lot of these organizations help you. They present an opportunity for you to be able to go out and get a job, because a lot of times the recruiters will go first to the organizations and say, `Well I have this posting, do you have anyone that you would recommend?' They also teach you how to deal with people on a professional level."
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