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Join our student members all across the world to network and build long lasting relationships to further advance your career in the exhibitions and events Industry.

A Student Membership is for an individual who is engaged full-time in a program at a college or university approved by the IAEE Board of Directors. Student members shall not be entitled to vote, hold office or be a Director in the corporation.

Events for Students

International Student Week | Fall 2023

IAEE student and faculty members will come together and learn from industry professionals on their career journey in the exhibitions and events industry.

IAEE Young Professionals MeetUp | 18 May & 8 November

Begin building your  network of exhibitions industry professionals by joining out YP MeetUps! This is a great way to gain first hand knowledge from those in the exhibitions ecosystem.

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IAEE Member Benefits for Students

Check out what’s available for you!

Career Center – The Exhibition and Events Industry Career Center hosts the most comprehensive listing of industry positions and resources specific to exhibitions and other marketing-related events. The Career Center also offers professional services to help you build and manage your career for maximum potential for success.

  • Free participation in IAEE’s weekly webinars ranging in topics such as career tips, event marketing, promotional products at trade shows and venue sustainability (just to name a few).
  • Connect with young professionals in the industry through our Young Professionals website.
  • Network with IAEE members and IAEE’s young professionals through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and IAEE discussion groups on MemberLink.
  • Automatic enrollment in your local chapter to gain hands-on leadership experience and expand your industry knowledge, as well as gain prospective references.
  • Become connected with a mentor who will help mold you into the industry professional you wish to become though the Mentor Match Program.

Looking for Scholarship Opportunities?

The Helen Brett™ Scholarship which was established by Robert Kolinek, CEM, CMP, and named for his grandmother, Helen Brett, who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist individuals who are exploring the study of exhibitions and events management with the end goal of advancing their career in this field. The scholarship serves to promote the exhibitions and events industry by attracting college-level students into the field of study and encouraging their pursuit with financial support. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis based on field of study, recommendations and educational achievement. Preference is given to those expressing an interest in exhibitions and events management and those enrolled in degree programs which are viewed as particularly relevant to this field.

The Scholarship includes:

  • Up to $5,000 in tuition assistance
  • Consideration will be given for scholarship recipients to have an internship experience at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Applications open on 1 March 2023. Submission deadline 1 May 2023.

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