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Transition from Student to Professional

Graduation is a very important milestone

Your career began with your ISA Student membership.
Take the next step. 

An ISA professional membership can unlock even more opportunity to start or learn about an automation career. To help you transition, ISA is offering a free year of professional membership for the first year after your graduation. It is a significant upgrade from your student status. You already made a good start, keep that momentum going.

Join us as we build a better world through automation.

Automation professionals have employment opportunities in these fields:
  • Industrial cybersecurity
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Medical device manufacturing
  • Chemical and petrochemical
  • Food processing and beverage manufacturing
  • Oil and gas
  • Mining and metal extraction
  • Water and wastewater
  • Biochemical manufacturing
  • Building material manufacturing
  • Large infrastructure (road and rail)
  • Textile manufacturing
  • Software engineering

Benefit from membership!


Real-world technical community

ISA Members are automation-focused professionals and ISA Connect is where to find them. Discover specific, real-world-based technical discussion that is not easy to locate anywhere else. Have conversations, online and live, to build your professional network. Improve your profile by contributing to the forum and earning digital badges. ISA Connect is a career-starter! 


Inspiring and supportive peers

ISA Young Professionals (YP) is an inclusive community making an impact and influencing the future of automation. With their energy and fresh ideas, this group is doing big things and our community has noticed. Make your mark as a part of this unique and motivated group! 

You will find common ground with geographic sections and technical divisions. Professionals from around the world can help you navigate a career in automation. You will learn from the activities of these groups, and make lifelong friendships...we promise.

Volunteer Opportunities

Make a presentation, work the booth at an event, join a committee, etc.—there are many ways to get involved at ISA. Opportunities at the local and society level play to your strengths and interests. Experience the satisfaction of making a difference and giving back. Volunteering is the perfect way to hone leadership skills and to show genuine interest in the industry—something employers look for when hiring. 


On-demand Resources

Our standards are world-renown. Access them and get the competitive edge in your workplace. With membership you can view more than 150 automation standards, recommended practices, and technical reports. In addition, you get access to the Technical Library, ISA Transactions, InTech magazine, and newsletters. Our resources set you up for success in your career.

Remember, you get discounts on education, certification, and event registrations with a professional membership. 

A rewarding career in automation is waiting for you!

Take advantage! Get your first year of professional membership for free. There is opportunity and great earning power in this profession. We need smart minds like yours to help us build a better world through automation. Sign up for a one year FREE PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP today!