Being a part of a professional association is an integral step in building your Career Portfolio. Whatever your discipline may be, having access to a professional organization in your field can help you in countless ways. For example, many organizations hold seminars for their members to inform them about trends and changes within the industry. Attending these meetings present great opportunities to expand your professional network. Not sure about networking? Check out the
Career Services Networking Guide 2015 (pdf) for advice.
Many professional organizations offer discounted student rates, take advantage of these before you graduate!
The following professional associations are categorized by industry:
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