Sure, joining an academic or professional organization is a resume-booster, but it’s more than that. It’s a way to connect with a community of like-minded people. It’s an opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills that will last beyond your years at Michigan. It’s a head start to find and celebrate your academic interests with other engineering students. And it’s a chance to demonstrate your commitment to engineering by giving back to the community through tutoring, mentoring or industry sessions.
Wolverines are involved in 100+ engineering-oriented academic or professional organizations, including student chapters of national societies, professional co-ed fraternities, and discipline-specific orgs. Members of these organizations have started companies, led sustainability projects abroad, raised money for scholarships, supported women in STEM, and managed interdisciplinary events at the university, among many other initiatives.