Professional Associations

Why Should I Join A Professional Organization/ Association

Joining a professional organization is a great way to get your career started off on the right foot. Participation is a great way to network with professionals currently working in your field of interest, giving you a boost on your competition. And when you list membership in professional associations on your resume, you demonstrate you are dedicated to keeping your skills up to date and that you are actively following the trends in your industry.

Student Membership Information

Below are some of the many reputable professional associations that offer student memberships. Click on the name of an association to find out more information, including membership criteria and dues.

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)

International Special Events Society (ISES)

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)

Nuptial Essentials Association of Wedding Professionals (NEAWP)

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA)