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What happens next?
Your subscription will be verified, activated, and your student site created as soon as possible, but keep in mind it is a manual process.
NOTE: Save the username and password you created during registration; this username and password will allow you to login to our webprofessionals.org site, which will allow you to change your billing credit card if needed, and will give you access to the resources we provide to our members. THIS IS NOT THE USERNAME AND PASSWORD YOU WILL USE TO ACCESS SUPPLEMENTARY CLASS MATERIALS AND YOUR STUDENT WEBSITE. YOUR INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THAT USERNAME AND PASSWORD.
We will notify your instructor once your account is created, and your instructor will notify you what your username and password are to access the supplementary class materials as well as the settings to update your student website. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact your instructor.
Don’t forget to activate your Web Professionals account (see below)
You should have received a separate email with an activation link. Follow that link to confirm your email address and activate your Web Professionals account.
We appreciate you taking the first step to becoming a Web Professional. You are subscribing to a series of courses which will help you understand the technologies and business practices used by web professionals worldwide. As part of your course subscription, you also receive membership in WebProfessionals.org (a member supported professional association which is over 20 years old).
Why participate in a professional association?
- Professional organizations are a great way for those just starting out in their careers such as students in Web Design and Web Development to make connections with industry.
- Industry organizations and professional groups are an untapped goldmine of the job search and career advancement universe.
- Bullet item on your resume
- Access to specific course materials which supplement materials provided by your Web Professional Academy instructor.
- Access to your local student chapter of Web Professionals (connecting students, former students, and practicing professionals).
- Opportunities to work with other practicing and aspiring professionals in various projects.
Stand out in the Crowd
As the President of a professional organization, Webprofessionals.org, I often hear about job opportunities directly from industry leaders and recruiters looking for their next Web Design or Development Rock-star or leader. They know that most of the people that regularly participate as members of the organization are passionate about their craft and are interested in staying at the front of the pack.
In this economy, most organizations can afford to hold out for the best. Position yourself to be one of them!
Many associations are run by just a small handful of people, many of whom also juggle full time jobs and wear multiple hats. This means we’re thrilled for any assistance, particularly from a motivated professionals and students. Consider volunteering for a task that will help build your experience (writing an article for blog then put this on your resume as experience in your field.
Leverage the role
It’s perfectly acceptable–encouraged, in fact–to list volunteer work on your resume. Hiring managers look for meaningful volunteer experience and a true connection to your line of work when making decisions. Don’t be shy about touting what you’ve done with an influential group in your field.
Once you have successfully activated your account you are on your way to developing a deeper understanding of web technologies and how they are effectively employed in businesses.