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University of California, San Diego

Leveraging the Power of Professional Communities

University of California, San Diego via Coursera

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In a very competitive workplace, establishing, growing, and leveraging your professional community can make all the difference as you search for your initial work opportunity, improve satisfaction at your current job, or find your next work adventure. In this course, you will learn how to tap into your existing personal and professional networks to find your tribe and then leverage your professional community for your benefit (and sometimes the benefit of your employer!). Given that job satisfaction and job opportunities, are often integrally intertwined with “doing good,” you will engage in an introspective exercise evaluating your interests and values so you can incorporate those ideals into your work. Finally, you will understand how service experiences can be extremely valuable in growing your professional community and contributing to company success.


Understand the Power of Professional Communities

Exploring Your Existing Personal and Professional Communities

Building Your Professional Community through Service

Best Practices for Connecting and Reconnecting Work and Community

Putting it All Together

Taught by

Jess Yuen and Gretchen Laue


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