Aurora University

Resources and Professional Development

Professional Groups and Memberships

Below is a list of resources and professional development tools that will be helpful for your internship and beyond. 

 
Accounting
American Bankers Association  
Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance 
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) 
 
Business
DECA  
Entrepreneur's Organization (EO) 
U.S. Small Business Association 
 
Communication 
American Communication Association (ACA) 
National Communication Association 

Finance 
The American Finance Association 
Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance 
Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) 
 
Government and Politics 
American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) 
Foreign Policy Association (FPA) 
National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) 
National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) 

Graphic Design
American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA)
Society of Typographic Artists (STA)
Interaction Design Association (IXDA)
University and Colleges Design Association (UCDA)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA)
Association of Registered Graphic Designers
Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Human Resources 
The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)  
Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA)
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 
 
Marketing 
American Marketing Association
eMarketing Association (eMA) 
Sales & Marketing Executives International (SMEI) 
 
Nonprofit 
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance 
Society for Nonprofits (SNP) 

Public Relations
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) 
Social Media Club 

Sales 
Sales & Marketing Executives International (SMEI) 
The National Association of Sales Professionals (NASP)