Student Member Benefits
As emerging professionals, once you join SAME, you benefit from an array of programs meant to support your academic and professional development. If you have issues with your student membership, please contact Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student chapters are located in colleges, universities, and academies across the country. They offer an opportunity for student members to start applying what they learn in the classroom into designing innovative solutions to real-world problems. Because they are sponsored by a Post, student chapters also provide an opportunity for deeper connections to local professionals.
Find out if there is a student chapter near you
Virtual Student Chapter
The Virtual Student Chapter is a boundaryless community that provides professional development workshops and training webinars throughout the year. All student members are eligible to participate in virtual student chapter programs.
Find out about upcoming Virtual Student Chapter webinars on the College Outreach Community of Interest page.
Internships provide authentic STEM learning experiences for students. SAME recruits internship opportunities from member firms and Posts them in the Job Center.
Visit SAME Job Center (SITE STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
SAME Posts collectively award more than $1 million annually for academic scholarships. The scholarships help defray the cost to student members stay on their path towards a STEM degree.
Browse the listing of SAME Posts at: https://www.same.org/Get-Connected/Find-a-Post to see if there is one near your home or school that offers scholarship support. There are a total of 102 Posts across the world!
In most cases, students need to be a member of the post offering the scholarship to be eligible. You can belong to up to three (3) posts with your membership. To add a post, log into your member record https://www.same.org/Login with your email address and your web password. Visit the member dashboard by clicking on your name at the top right of the page. You’ll see “Post Memberships” on the dashboard. Click on “My Post Memberships” and you’ll be able to choose the Posts you’d like to join. Should you have a problem with your login, or need assistance in selecting or updating your Post memberships, please contact our Member Service Center at 703-549-3800 ext. 131.
To capitalize on the innovative thinking of SAME student members, the Society has implemented an undergraduate innovation challenge to identify and recognize their great ideas. For information on the program requirements and how to field a team, click here. All eligible submissions will be marketed to SAME's sustaining member firms.
While programs vary, Posts across the Society foster mentoring activities to aid students in their professional development.
Find a Post near your home or school and inquire whether they offer student mentoring.
Some Posts will match you up with a local professional and some even transfer your mentoring to a Post near your school to support you at home and at school. You can also grow as a leader through volunteer opportunities at the local, regional and national levels.
Find out more about mentoring opportunities at SAME
Access to Government and Industry
By joining SAME, you become part of a community of architecture, engineering, and construction industry professionals giving you the opportunity you can engage with peers and potential employers, increase your knowledge of the profession, and become a leader. You will understand what it takes to be successful in the profession, explore options for a career path, and develop a network that will serve you for a lifetime.
Education and Training
Registration is waived for student members to our national conferences like Capital Week, Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC), Facility Management (FM) Workshop, or Small Business Conference. These premier events give you exposure to leaders in the field, help you understand where industry trends are headed, and let you access the latest technical information, all while networking, networking, networking.
Communities of Interest
As members, students can participate in a diverse collection of Communities of Interest representing themes within the A/E/C industry, such as the Energy and Environment COI, or Leader Development COI, or Facility Management COI.
Join the College Outreach COI to help shape our student member engagement.
Whatever your technical background, you’re likely to find a COI that matches your interest.
View SAME’s list of Communities of Interest
Stay informed of industry news and technical advancements with online access to The Military Engineer magazine and Real TiME Newsletter.
Do you have questions about becoming an SAME student member or the member benefits? Contact Jeannine Finton, STEM Coordinator.