Professional organizations and associations provide a wide range of
resources for planning and navigating a career in information systems.
These groups can play a key role in your development and
keep you abreast of what is happening in your industry. Associations
promote the interests of their members and provide a network of contacts
that can help you find jobs and move your career forward. They can offer a
variety of services including job referral services, continuing education
courses, insurance, travel benefits, periodicals, and meeting and
conference opportunities. A broader
list of professional associations is also available by
for Computing Machinery
Founded in 1947, ACM is a
major force in advancing the skills of information technology
professionals and students worldwide. Today, its 80,000 members and the
public turn to ACM for the industry's leading Portal to Computing
Literature, authoritative publications and pioneering conferences,
providing leadership for the 21st century.
for Women in Computing
The Association for Women
in Computing is a non-profit professional organization for women and men
who have an interest in information and technology. The Association is
dedicated to the advancement of women in the technology fields.
With nearly 100,000
members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading organization
of computer professionals. Founded in 1946, it is the largest of the 39
societies of the IEEE.