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<br /> Cover<br /> Story<br /> 3<br /> features<br /> 3 It’s Back to School Again!<br /> Explore NAPO’s education offerings, find your interest,<br /> and focus on your professional development.<br /> by Patricia Ribera<br /> 9 Make a Good First Impression at that Next Networking Event<br /> Master the 7/11 networking rule with these fun, easy tips.<br /> by Ramona Creel<br /> 15 A Beginning<br /> A member’s journey turning her gift into a career.<br /> by Linda J. 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