Individual students currently enrolled in a university or college whose degree major is consistent with their desire to enter the information processing field. There are two active student chapters in the ChicagoLand area: Devry University – Chicago and Northern Illinois University. There is also a chapter for students enrolled in Northwestern University’s MSIT program. If you do not attend any of these schools, you can join the AITP Chicago – Student Chapter at Large.
Join an AITP Student Chapter – you will be transferred to the AITP National site to sign up.
AITP is focused on assuring the continued flow of talent into the information technology profession. As such, AITP has a developed a robust network of Student Chapters around the United States.
These Student Chapter’s are affiliated with major colleges and universities. Any college or university can start a Student Chapter, the requirements are found on the AITP website under How to Start a Chapter.
Illinois has over ten (10) Student Chapter’s a complete list can be found on the AITP website Find a Student Chapter.
Starting and maintaining a Student Chapter takes effort on the part of the students and faculty. With the busy schedules of both student and faculity, it is sometimes difficult for colleges and universities to create programs and sustain interest from year to year. In an effort to create continuity and opportunity for those schools that either could not maintain a Student Chapter or did not have enough students to start a chapter, AITP Chicago created the Chicago – Student Chapter at Large (SCA) in 2013.
Student membership is a valuable addition to the student learning experience and career development. Costing $30 per year, it is a low cost investment in the students future in the information technology industry
Students membership benefits include:
- direct connection with the local hiring community
- access to industry mentors
- participation in all AITP Chicago chapter meetings and Special Interest Groups
- access to scholarships FITE and Robert Half Technology/AITP
- participation in the National Collegiate Conference
- participation AITP national meetings and programs
To join the Chicago Student Chapter at Large, use the following link Join Student Chapter , scroll down to Illinois and Select Chicago Student Chapter at Large 5309.