Students are encouraged to join and participate in student organizations. These organizations are essential to the professional development and growth of our students. Each one of our undergraduate programs has a student organization that is sponsored by faculty in the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development. Also, there are a variety of local, regional, and international professional organizations that are beneficial to our graduate students.
- Industrial Technology
- Information Technology Services
- Business Technology Education
- Graduate Students
ATMAE, The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, is a national student organization for Industrial Technology students. The current focus of ATMAE is to ensure that students are equipped with the appropriate skills that meet industry's workforce needs, and to provide professional development opportunities to maintain the competitive edge in technology, management, and applied engineering.
Information Technology Services
Phi Beta Lambda is the national student organization for collegiate/post-secondary students pursuing a business or business-related career. The Nu Phi chapter of Phi Beta Lambda was established in 1967 at Mississippi State University and is sponsored by the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development.
Business Technology Education
Pi Omega Pi is a national honor society for students pursuing a degree in business teacher education. The Alpha Pi Chapter of Pi Omega Pi was chartered in 1939 at Mississippi State University and is sponsored by the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development. Membership in Pi Omega Pi is the highest honor a student majoring in business teacher education can achieve in his/her professional field.
Graduate students are encouraged to join local, regional, and international organizations in their field of study. Becoming a member of professional organizations can help students to learn more about their field of study. Being an active member of a professional organization is an excellent way to gain valuable experience while working with colleagues from all over the world.
Some professional organizations that are recommended by our faculty for graduate students in the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development include:
- Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
- Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA)
- Mississippi Educational Computing Association (MECA)
- Mississippi Business Education Association (MBEA)
- National Business Education Association (NBEA)
- Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
- Southern Business Education Association (SBEA)