Graduate students have the option to join as a Collegiate or Professional members. We recommend you choose your membership type based on your level of involvement in NSBE. If you do more NSBE interaction on a university campus, Collegiate membership may be right for you.  If you interact more with local professionals or feel that the undergraduate chapter doesn’t fit your needs, we welcome you as a Professional member.


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Annual Dues

Membership fee is $15 annually for Collegiate members and $50 annually for Professional members. There may be additional chapter and regional dues you have to pay to be considered a fully active member. If you choose not to be affiliated with a chapter in your local area, you will be considered a member “At-Large," classified by your geographical region. Members At-Large receive the same national benefits as those who belong to a chapter. 

The NSBE membership year spans Aug. 1–July 31.

Membership Benefits

As a NSBE member, you can receive product and service benefits such as: 

  • Access to 20+ employers at regional conferences and more than 300 at the Annual Convention Career Fair.
  • Academic support provided via tutoring and academic achievement programs.
  • Leadership Development – Receive exceptional training at regional conferences and the Annual Convention, and through your local chapter. You also have the opportunity to serve on a Regional and/or National Executive Board.
  • Job Opportunities – Post your resume free of charge for viewing by top engineering employers in NSBE’s Career Center. Search for internships, co-ops and full-time job opportunities.
  • Scholarships and grants awarded every year to deserving graduate students. Many of our scholarships do not have a minimum GPA requirement.
  • Opportunities to meet thousands of other students and technical professionals in your field of study.
  • Chances to compete in a vast number of programs that help prepare you for graduate school and your future career.
  • Opportunities to give back to the community through NSBE’s TORCH and Pre-College Initiative (PCI) programs.
  • Discounted registrations to conferences and other events such as the Annual Convention, one of the largest student-planned events in the world. Technical training and unparalleled networking opportunities are available at many of these events as you meet people from all over the world.

If you have any questions, please contact NSBE's Membership and Registration team at membership@nsbe.org.

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