Connecting with professional organizations, associations, and resources is a great way to understand a target career field, key players, and career opportunities. Many professional organizations and associations feature specific memberships and resources for students, and plus job boards. Below is a sample list of professional organizations and associations that may be of interest to you!

Professional Resources

Professional Business Organizations to Consider:

Accounting & Finance:


  • American Marketing Association (AMA): The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the largest marketing association in North America and is a resource that thousands of marketers utilize daily.
  • eMarketing Association (eMA): The eMarketing Association (eMA) is the world’s largest international association of eMarketing professionals, providing resources and services to the online marketing community.
  • The National Association of Sales Professionals (NASP): Since 1991, The National Association of Sales Professionals (NASP) has been committed to developing sales professionals to become leaders in the ever-evolving sales world.
  • Sales & Marketing Executives International (SMEI): Sales & Marketing Executives International (SMEI)is the worldwide organization dedicated to connecting individuals in the sales and marketing arenas.
  • Social Media Club: Social Media Club is a professional organization that promotes social media literacy. They work to develop industry standards and provide members knowledge of industry trends in the cutting-edge field of social media marketing.

Business Management & Supply Chain Management:

  • American Management Association: The AMA provides trainings and valuable resources to ensure business professionals stay knowledgeable in the competitive business world.
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS):The American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) provides research and education and certification programs for supply chain and operations management professionals.
  • DECA:This international, non-profit organization has been developing the business skills of college and high school students since 1946. DECA members have the opportunity to network with local business leaders and develop business skills through mock presentations and competitions.
  • Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO): The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global network working to  enhance entrepreneurs’ abilities to be successful by learning and growing from each other’s knowledge and experience.

Human Resources:

Healthcare Management:

Student Resources

Getting involved with student groups, studying abroad, and participating in professional development activities here on campus is a great way to network with your peers, build professional skills, enhance your leadership abilities, learn more about your target career field, and have fun!

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