I am a Student

SMPS can help you, as a student, explore a career in professional services marketing.

SMPS can help you, as a student, explore a career in professional services marketing or business development for an architecture, engineering, construction, interior design, or related company.

Join as a Student Member

Students enrolled in a full-time study program at an accredited post-secondary institution or part time and not employed full time in the A/E/C industry or not otherwise eligible for regular membership in SMPS are invited to join as student members. The membership candidate must provide verification of student status at the time of application and when renewing the student membership.

Apply for the Ron Garikes Student Scholarship

Funded by the SMPS Foundation, this scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in marketing, communications, or public relations who is planning a career in professional services marketing. The $1,500 award may be used toward academic expenses (tuition and fees, books, and supplies). The scholarship announcement will be issued in April.

Find an SMPS Chapter Near You

These chapters currently offer programs for student members: Atlanta, Central FloridaColumbus, New York, San AntonioUtah.

Visit the Chapters page to find an SMPS chapter near you, to check out upcoming local programs that may be of interest to you, or to contact the chapter’s board of directors to discuss establishing a student chapter.

Establish a Student Chapter on Your Campus

If you are interested in starting a student chapter of SMPS at your college or university, please download and share this guide with your local SMPS chapter president and the Office of Student Activities on your campus.

Talk to a Member

Would you like to speak to or interview a marketer or business developer in this profession for an assignment or research paper or to explore whether this might be a rewarding career option for you? The Communications Department can connect you with an SMPS member who would be happy to talk with you. Contact Michele Santiago or Linda Smolkin at 800.292.7677 or 703.549.6117, x245 or x227, or [email protected] or [email protected].

Additional Resources

For More Information

Contact Natalie Gozzard, SMPS Headquarters, at 800.292.7677 or 703.549.6117, x226, or [email protected].

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