5 Benefits of Being a CompTIA Volunteer
CompTIA is dedicated to advancing the tech industry—from supporting technology companies to ensure they evolve to meet new customer demands to providing thought leadership on the latest emerging technology solutions to training the IT workforce of tomorrow. But none of this work would be possible without the contributions of our dedicated volunteers, such as our community and council members.
As part of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, long-time CompTIA volunteers Susanne Tedrick, cloud infrastructure specialist at Microsoft, and member of the Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community’s executive council; and Greg Plum, Channel Chief, Mobile Solutions, and chair of the Emerging Technology Community, discussed their experiences as member-volunteers with CompTIA. Here’s what they had to say about the top benefits of giving their time and talents to CompTIA’s mission.
Pay Your Success Forward
Every person who has had success in the tech industry can probably name at least a few mentors who helped them along the way and played a role in getting them to where they are now. Tedrick remembers that early in her career numerous people devoted their time and resources to make her “a better technologist, a better leader, and a better person.”
CompTIA membership gives you the opportunity to meet up-and-coming professionals looking for mentors and sponsors to help them make the next step in their career. And the commitment is worth the time and effort, according to Tedrick who shared that there is a sense of fulfillment in being a part of someone’s journey and shaping the next generation of industry professionals and technologists.
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