CIPS recognizes that students are the future of Information Technology. IT requires continuous learning, and CIPS can help your IT career development by keeping you up-to-date with the trends in the industry, creating networking opportunities with IT Professionals, and is your doorway to the I.S.P. and ITCP designations.
Are you an IT student? Why should you join Canada's Association of IT Professionals?
The simple answer is that membership to CIPS will help you to get a job and advance your IT career. CIPS membership will help you to stay connected with industry peers, as well as give you access to CIPS benefits, such as discounts on services such as insurance, car rentals and much more.
But, there are more benefits to joining CIPS.
By joining CIPS you are:
- Demonstrating your ongoing commitment to professionalism;
- Showing your commitment to a high standard of excellence in the IT profession; and
- Making a statement that you believe that IT workers are indeed "professionals."
In addition, by joining CIPS you are a part of an IT community of professionals.
Student membership is open to anyone who is registered full-time in a recognized educational institution (public or private) that offers a minimum of two full semesters or approximately 400 hours with significant computing content. Apply today and take charge of your future!
Upon graduation, you will become eligible to apply for the post-nominal pre-professional designation Candidate Membership.
The CIPS Information Systems Professional designation (I.S.P.) is an effective way to demonstrate that you have the knowledge, experience, and commitment to be accepted as a true professional. Remember that IT professionals who hold the I.S.P. designation possess the required education and experience to practice in the field criteria companies are looking for when hiring. As a Candidate Member, you are showing your potential employer that you are working towards being a true IT professional.