Developing your professional identity

As you transition from student to professional, your PI will be an important aspect of your career development and career opportunities.

Your PI is developed as a result of your experience in both the workplace and your personal life. Your professional identity impacts:

  • how you interact with workplace colleagues
  • your self-management skills and leadership development
  • partnerships and networks you develop
  • the knowledge you acquire and share with others
  • how workplace peers perceive you.

Professional identity changes across your life span depending on your workplace experiences, success, challenges and how you learn from failure. Ongoing professional development, formal and informal learning experiences and social, cultural and economic factors impact on your professional identity.

Succeeding in your WIL Activity: Professional Identity

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