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Professional Organizations
Professional organizations and associations provide a wide range of resources for planning and navigating a career in mechanical engineering. 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. The following is a partial list of professional associations serving mechanical engineers and employers.  A broader list of professional associations is also available by clicking here.

ASME
Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.

 

 


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