At this stage of your career, where professional development is particularly important, you may wish to gain experience of professional institutes, become involved in technical special interest groups and begin to help those still undertaking formal education to think about the next stages in their careers.
Volunteer opportunities at the IMarEST, which often include out of pocket expenses, include:
Sea Your Future representative on the committee of your local branch
Member of the steering committee of a Special Interest Group
Student section mentor
Events volunteer such as the European Submarine Race.