Students, faculty and staff-
As you know, Trinity is committed to the educational achievement and professional success of its students. In the School of Professional Studies, we are even more keenly aware of our students’ employment, career advancement, and professional development needs. To that end, we are partnering with a number of industry associations, like the Project Management Institute, to add value for students. We hope to bring you new information to keep you current and market relevant in your field, give you career opportunities for advancement, and facilitate networking that gets you connected in your industry.
The Project Management Institute is the world’s leading nonprofit association for the project management profession. We are partnering with the Silver Spring Chapter, which is made up of more than 600 government and business project managers and executives. They are committed to student outreach and provide:
- Annual scholarships for college students (all Trinity students are now eligible!)
- Project management learning opportunities and local high schools and colleges
- Volunteer opportunities to gain hands on project management experience
- Networking opportunities with top professionals in the DC metro area
In addition to these opportunities, we are hoping to establish a student chapter experience and offer the project management professional preparation courses right here on campus. This partnership can benefit students in all fields of study, and particularly those who want to manage or consult in the for- profit, nonprofit and government sectors.
What did you miss last night?
You missed a transformational experience. Marcus Parker, Vice President of Professional Development at the Silver Spring Chapter of PMI and professional trainer for PMP, CAPM and Six Sigma, led a session that not only provided an overview of the field of project management, but explained how the skills that you learn in this profession are transferable to almost every business decision that you can make. Students and staff learned how to structure projects and be more effective leaders. We learned a new language for consulting and business process improvement. We also learned that we could enhance our resumes and personal marketability through the certification process. We really had an intro class for the PMP certification last night. We left pumped up and excited to apply new skills.
How can you get the same benefit?
Stay tuned for more events and workshops with PMI in August. We are planning some intro sessions with them for the first two weeks of the semester. We are also planning a special event for all Dean’s List recipients for the Spring and Summer at our October ceremony. If you are interested in becoming involved with our student chapter experience, please respond to this email with your contact information. Don’t wait! Get involved and see the results.