Extra-curricular activity gets you involved in life-long, professional development opportunities available to you from these professional organizations. Benefits include:

  • Participation in national design competitions.
  • Access to professional society scholarships.
  • Opportunities to practice leadership by getting involved in the boards or lead positions. This looks excellent on your resume.
  • Industrial exposure as most groups schedule professional speakers for meetings as well as tours to industrial facilities in the area.
  • Access to the parent professional organization's training and workshops at student rates or even free.
  • Professional journals and magazines from the parent organization.
  • Build your resume.
  • Realization of life-long access to the parent professional organizations' opportunities and materials.