Professional Associations

What are they?

Professional Associations are organizations comprised of members who share the same occupations or related occupations. They meet to promote their profession, to learn and network for personal / career and organizational success.

Why join them?

  • Meet people in your career interest field for networking purposes
  • Learn information and keep abreast of the trends in your interest field Expand your classroom knowledge.
  • As a student you'll pay student member fees (usually $25 - $50 per year) and receive the full benefits as regular members.

Selected Professional Associations by Majors/Fields

Below are links to a number of professional associations. Take the time to find out more about them and consider a student or regular membership. It could be your best career move!

ACCOUNTING MANAGEMENT
ARTS MARKETING
BIOLOGY MATHEMATICS
CHEMISTRY MEDICAL
COMPUTER SCIENCE MUSIC
CRIMINAL JUSTICE NURSING
ECONOMICS PHILOSOPHY / RELIGION
EDUCATION PHYSICS
ENGLISH POLITICAL SCIENCE
FINANCE PSYCHOLOGY
HISTORY RECREATION & LEISURE
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SOCIAL WORK
LANGUAGES SOCIOLOGY
  URBAN STUDIES

Additional Resources


ACCOUNTING

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ARTS

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BIOLOGY

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CHEMISTRY

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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ECONOMICS

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EDUCATION

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ENGLISH

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FINANCE

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HISTORY

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HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

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LANGUAGES

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MANAGEMENT

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MARKETING

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MATHEMATICS

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MEDICAL

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MUSIC

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NURSING

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PHILOSOPHY / RELIGION

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PHYSICS

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POLITICAL SCIENCE

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PSYCHOLOGY

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RECREATION & LEISURE

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SOCIAL WORK

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SOCIOLOGY

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URBAN STUDIES

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Additional Resources

  • www.directoryofassociations.com
  • The National Trade and Professional Association Directory (available at the Career Center)
  • The Encyclopedia of Associations (available in most university or public libraries)
  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook