Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics

Professional & Trade
Associations

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Professional & Trade Associations

ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers -"helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society."

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) - with a helpful Student Zone (including information on design competitions) and area for Young Engineers in ASHRAE.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers - with an informative Student Zone.

SAE International - a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.  With a helpful Student Central section, including awards, competitions and internship links.

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

Useful Links

Professional Engineering Licensure information

ASME division of Applied Mechanics

Sloan Career Cornerstone overview of careers in Mechanical Engineering

Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook overview of careers in Mechanical Engineering

LinkedIn Industry Directory with thousands of organization pages, including subcategories in Mechanical Or Industrial Engineering, Automotive, Aviation and Aerospace, Civil EngineeringDefense And Space, Industrial Automation and many others (most organization pages with careers and/or jobs sections) - consider "Follow"ing organizations of interest (please note, you must have a LinkedIn account to view).

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