Develop your Career by Joining a Professional Association

Lesley Farnham - Director of Career Services

Lesley Farnham - Director of Career Services

Joining a professional association is a great way to network and meet people within your chosen field of study.  Did you know that you can often get discounted memberships to these organizations just for being a student?  There is a professional association for almost any career field you can think of, and you can join at any time.  Here is a list of a few groups that are out there:

 

AMA

American Marketing Association

www.marketingpower.com

NSA

National Society of Accountants

www.nsacct.org

NAPFA

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

www.napfa.org

NAE

National Association of Entrepreneurs

www.thenae.org

SHRM

Society for Human Resource Management

www.shrm.org

IAAP

International Association for Administrative Professionals

www.iaap-hq.org

APOM

Association of Professional Office Managers

www.apomonline.org

AITP

Association for Information Technology Professionals

www.aitp.org

NHA

National Healthcare Association

www.nhanow.com

NFPA

National Federation of Paralegal Associations

www.paralegals.org

NCJA

National Criminal Justice Association

www.ncja.org

 

 

Once you join an association, be sure to get involved so that you get the most out of your membership.  If you have any questions about the benefits of joining a professional association, contact your Career Services Advisor today!