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SME Bridge Program

SME Emerging Professional Membership


Potential Bridge Members
Emerging Professionals

Are you an emerging professional (age 18-35) who is not currently enrolled in school? If yes, you can join or renew at a special rate of $45 per year, or take advantage of a one-time fee of $200 for a five-year membership option. After five years, your renewal rate will change to the current professional membership rate of $138.


Potential Bridge Sponsors
Bridge an Emerging Professional

SME's Emerging Professional Program gives professional members an opportunity to gift a graduating student member with a professional-level membership. Your non-tax-deductible grad gift contribution ($45 per graduating student member) will:

  • Provide SME resources for recent graduates to upgrade their memberships into neighboring senior chapters.
  • Help introduce new professionals to resources and technical information needed in today's lean manufacturing workforce.
  • Retain active young members and support the strength of your local chapter, while demonstrating your commitment to the future of SME.

Because an SME Membership helps to make engineers, companies and prospective professionals successful in their manufacturing careers, it is essential to our future and the future of manufacturing that student members transition to the professional grades of membership after they graduate. You can help with this transition. Your much-needed contribution will make a positive impact on SME student member retention and the professional development of our future manufacturing workforce.



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