There are several reasons for participating in professional organizations related to your (aspired) career choice. In some professions, memberships to professional organizations are required in order to obtain licensing and/or advancement. Perhaps, the most common reason to join professional organizations is obtaining instant association with the individuals who are most serious in the industry. Furthermore, your membership adds to your credibility as a professional.
Membership benefits often include:
- Scholarships or Grants
- Conferences and Conventions
- Online Access to Forums
- Magazines or Newsletters
Some on- and off-campus organizations related to teaching are:
Tomorrow's Teachers in Science and Math (TTSM)
TTSM provides support to future science and mathematics educators by meeting on campus on a regular basis with a common goal to develop and prepare its members for a successful career in STEM education. The organization provides many networking opportunities at and within the community. Membership is FREE.
Explore others through UCR Student Life