Week 5 Indiv. Prof. Knowledge & Abilities Paper
Week 5 Indiv. Prof. Knowledge & Abilities Paper
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Professional Knowledge 1 This is an informative essay on National Society of Professional Engineers NSPE and the benefits this group has for its members You offer some great insight into what this group can do for you professionally 1010 Professional Knowledge and Abilities Student Name University of Phoenix Professional Knowledge 2 Professional Knowledge and Abilities Developing professional knowledge and abilities is essential for career success especially in the engineering field The Professional Engineer license ensures that the work is done by someone who has mastered the critical elements of engineering Licensure is the first step that an engineer can take to further developing their professional knowledge The National Society of Professional Engineers NSPE is a professional organization that caters to the Professional Engineer as well as those with only an engineering degree National Society of Professional Engineers 2010 The NSPE offers its members an opportunity for networking with partners state organizations and local chapters in the hopes of finding new ways to do old projects In terms of education and further developing professional skills the NSPE offers events such as conferences web seminars independent study and professional engineer licensing exam review and preparation as well as other opportunities To retain a Professional Engineer license the engineer must take a certain number of continuing educational courses each course taking them one step closer to their goal The NSPE provides the needed opportunities to engineers to meet the requirements of becoming a Professional Engineer The web seminars as well as the PE magazine and independent study help PE s stay current on many topics Just as with every other job out there the changes are fast and one needs to stay in front of the curve if one wants to succeed this is Professional Knowledge 3 part of the help needed Russ Jones PE for NSPE said We39ve seen a push on the part of the states to encourage and in some cases require continuing professional education In addition to the education component the NSPE has several interest groups which allow members to share ideas and to grow as professionals This professional development is especially important to engineers who may be starting out fresh in their new career It allows younger engineers to learn from their peers who have been in the industry whether it is construction government higher education or private practice for a longer periods By being a member of this organization one is open to more opportunities to meet new and interesting people who might be able to further their careers and offer new opportunities and challenges It can also provide a forum for members to develop or expand their new ideas The members of the NSPE all face similar challenges and dilemmas and the other members can offer support to those who need it One said problem that arose from a survey was who made more money the engineer with the license or the one without We all think that a professional who holds a license in their field would make more than those who do not hold a license however that was untrue for the engineers In actuality those who hold the license make only one fifth more than those without After the survey those who have been licensed are starting to receive raises to balance out the problem ASHRAE Journal 2008 Career success does not rely solely on the professional development that is offered by a professional organization or association but it does provide an environment in which people with similar education and experiences may offer new options and opportunities Gaining sufficient knowledge and Professional Knowledge 4 skills should be the basic foundation of NSPE in establishing a triumphant and stable career The best thing about developing such a foundation is that they are not only useful during their service to the NSPE they can also be used as their edge once they start building their own careers in the outside world Availing a membership in professional development organizations is worth it because they can undoubtedly contribute to an individual s professional success In fact learning the information and skills that can be earned through these organizations can determine one s job success and satisfaction These ideas are simply consistent to the saying Knowledge is power Knowledge is a good investment always Therefore it is now important to ask Which organization can best serve my professional needs Finding the right organization will make the road to professional success even clearer Reference 2008 Licenses Good for Wallet ASHRAE Journal 502 8 Retrieved from Academic Search Complete database National Society of Professional Engineers 2010 Retrieved May 12 2010 from httpwwwnspeorg
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