itm resources: Tools for the Trade
In any professional career, it is important to make sure your knowledge and expertise remains current with the changes in the field. Membership in a professional organization can not only provide you with access to research and education but can be a valuable way to connect with other colleagues in your industry. Students can often benefit from scholarships or internships offered by these organizations as well.
Employers may require a certification—another way to come out ahead in today’s competitive job market, or to gain the most up-to-date industry skills. Below you’ll find lists of these and other resources for the fields of Information Technology, Project Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management. Student annual fees are included.
Selected Professional Organizations
- Association of Computing Machinery (Student membership as little as $19)
- Association for Operations Management (APICS)
- Data Management Association (Students attend meetings for free)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (Student membership $30)
- Institute for Supply Management (Students may be free; some restrictions)
- Northern California Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
- Project Management Institute (PMI) (Student membership $40)
Courses at Golden Gate University are not certification courses. In some cases (see bulletin) course content and textbooks are aligned with certification expectations.
- Computing technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Student memberships $25 per year
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
- Kaplan IT Learning - preparation for Information Technology Certification tests
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOUS)
- Project Management Professional (PMP) and / or Program Management Professional
- SAS Institute Certification
- SUN Microsystems certification
Selected Websites Providing Employment Resources
There are numerous employment resources available to you, through Golden Gate University’s Office of Career Planning, through the World Wide Web, and through professional organizations. Several are listed below.