How can students expand their technical bases and pick up the interpersonal skills hiring employers want? ISA student membership offers many opportunities for professional enhancement. Here are a few:
- Leadership opportunities: There are many opportunities besides being an officer. Students can set up meetings. events, or activities. This helps develop organizational, networking, and project management skills.
- Contact opportunities with automation professionals: Student sections are aligned with member sections, where professional networking can begin.
- Mentoring opportunities: The ISA Mentor Program enables young professional ISA members and student members to access the expertise of seasoned ISA members.
- Service opportunities: Volunteering with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) through ISA, which demonstrates participation, leadership, and the capacity for mentoring.