3. Put on your professional hat

Then-Sen. Barack Obama answers questions from members of the National Association of Black Journalists at the 32nd NABJ Convention at Bally's hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. Next to him is moderator Byron Pitts. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Join or get involved with professional organizations related to your major. There are plenty to choose from, including the National Association of Black Journalists, the American Management Association and the National BAR Association. Find one. Now.

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