May 19. 2010 | Jill Winnacott
Watkins Meegan Young Professional's Initiative
Watkins Meegan has organized a Young Professional's Initiative, with the purpose of establishing a support network that caters directly to the wants and needs of the individuals within the firm who are still in the early stages of building their professional careers. Please do not be offended if you have not been included on the email distribution list. This does not mean that you are not "young" — it means that you have already made great strides in building your professional career!
The Young Professionals Committee is developing ideas that will help foster professional growth through networking, CPE, and WatkinsNet. The Committee is developing a site on the WatkinsNet Initiatives portal that will provide access to a conversational forum. This forum will be a place where members can voice their ideas and opinions on just about anything, such as CPE suggestions, tips on passing the CPA exam, and positive recommendations of changes the firm can make to foster the growth of young professionals. This site will also provide access to a calendar of networking and social events that pertain directly to young professionals in this area. The Committee plans to use this calendar to announce informal monthly events to bring together the young professionals from other offices. We are hoping that these informal gatherings will help us to learn more about each other's roles within the firm, so that we can make better use of our resources and knowledge base. In time, we would like to expand these monthly gatherings to include young professionals from outside firms and companies as a way to expand our networking skills.
Although the ideas mentioned above are still in the planning stages, we hope to have the site up and running by the end of May, after which we look forward to hearing more ideas from members about what they would like to see from this initiative. I think we can all look forward to many exciting things to come from the Young Professional's Initiative!
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