Many industries and specializations have professional organizations that provide certifications, research, job opportunities, and conferences to expand your network and keep current in your chosen industry. Participating in a professional organization provides numerous benefits and some may have student membership prices to join.
Joining a professional organization will allow you to research information about a specific industry or major which can help you figure out the types of positions available. Researching a specific industry can also give you ideas on how to prepare to work in your chosen field.
General Resources for Company Research:
University of Bridgeport Magnus Wahlstrom Library- The library has access to a variety of business databases that will help you identify and research target organizations.
- A great general business site for information on a variety of industries.
- Search by industry or by geographic area to find out what organizations are out there for your major.
- Professional organizations may have a group that you can join to network with others in the field and learn more about the industry.