On August 11th, 2018, the Psychology Association of PR (PAPR) held their Second Career Development Congress attended by Hanna Rodríguez, PE, SC. A number of insightful presentations and workshops were provided by Psychologists, Counselors, Authors, and more.
The expertise in your area of study will not necessarily give you job security or be conclusive about your professional life. It is not enough to have diplomas; it is necessary to know how to communicate in order to advance professionally.
Presenters provided innovative ways of thinking, debating, communicating, and publishing. All by providing real and current examples such as the publication of books like Aceptad@ an inspiring paperback by Dr. Nelissa Domínguez who, as a working professional in her field, is able to provide students with a pathway towards their future in higher education.
s part of a workshop on discovering and developing new opportunities in the psychology field, Dr. Zahira González (Past President of PAPR), participants used the worksheet below to brainstorm about solutions to a particular problem or opportunity. In the case of Ms. Rodríguez along with psychology students (Karla M. Torres and Yiriann Ayala), resolved upon the importance of creating dedicated Communications, Education and Marketing Programs along with Recycling or Waste Management Plans within organizations to improve their effectiveness.
This was perceived and received by participants in this Congress as an opportunity to continue evaluating this topic in an interdisciplinary way. The IEMES, PSC staff is eager to see this topic be discussed in such a way and is available for any partnership opportunity to do so.
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Fernando L. Rodríguez, PE, SC