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Becoming a Member
Eligible for Student Membership?
membership is open to all engineering, math, physical,
applied and computer science majors. All others are invited
to become affiliate members. Graduate students have the
option to join NSBE as either a collegiate or an Alumni
(technical professional) member. If you choose not to be
affiliated with a chapter on your campus, you will be
considered a "Member At-Large," classified by your
geographical region. Members "At-Large" receive the same
benefits as those who belong to a chapter.
|What are the
As a member of the National Society of
Black Engineers, you are entitled to many benefits. With
your NSBE membership, you will be able to receive discounts
on consumer products and services through our numerous
discount programs. You will be able to join other technical
organizations at half the normal price of their dues. Keep
an eye out for a list of these programs and organizations.
While many membership benefits are enjoyed by all, some are
specific to each membership demographic.
- Access to 20+ companies at regional conferences and
over 300 at the National Convention career fair.
- Academic support is provided via tutoring and
academic achievement programs.
- Free KAPLAN test preparation available at
conferences. ( up to a $1,400 value)
- Leadership Development. As a member, you will
receive exceptional training at regional conferences,
the National Convention, and through your local chapter.
You also have the opportunity to serve on a Regional
and/or National Executive Board.
- Post your resume free of charge to top engineering
companies with NSBE Online (NOL). On NOL you will have
the opportunity to search for internships, co-ops, and
full-time job opportunities.
- Apply for various scholarships and grants.
Scholarships are awarded every year to deserving
undergraduate students, many of which do not even
require a GPA.
- Meet thousands of other students and technical
professionals in your field of study.
- Compete in a vast number of programs that help
prepare you for graduate school and your future career.
- Give back to the community through NSBE’s T.O.R.C.H.
and mentor programs.
- Receive a subscription to NSBE Magazine. Each issue
offers the latest industry news and articles tailored to
individual areas of engineering. (a $20 value)
- NSBE members receive discounts to the National
Convention and Regional conferences – the largest
student planned conferences in the world. Technical
training and unparalleled networking opportunities are
available at these conferences as you meet people from
all over the world.
- Leadership Development and Training including Panel
Discussions with Top Leadership from Fortune 500
- Professional Development via a multitude of
workshops, seminars, and networking opportunities at
Conferences and local Chapter Functions
- Mentoring Opportunities
- Subscriptions to Career Engineer magazine
- Discount Registrations for events including the
National Convention/Technical Professionals Conference
held annually in March
- Access to Career Placement Services and NSBE’s job
- Access to Fortune 500 Companies during the Career
Fair and Networking Suites annually at the National
Convention/Technical Professional Conference
- Ability to post your current Resume to NSBE’s job
- First year Alumni membership dues are waived for
NSBE Collegiate members upon Graduation with an
Undergraduate degree within the first year of degree
completion. (a $50 value)
- Free membership for International Students and
Professionals who are residing outside of the United
States and Canada.
- Access to hundreds of scholarships via NOL (NSBE
- Community Outreach opportunities
- Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which address
specific areas of Engineer, i.e. Biomedical Engineering,
Environmental Engineer, etc…
- College Admissions Preparation – Obtain materials to
prepare you for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. Participate in
technical competitions such as the Tri-Mathalon, Science
Fair, and US First Robotics competition. Receive college
application information including how to get into
college, financial aid information, etc. (valued at up
- Scholarships and Awards – Awarded to NSBE Jr.
members in high school who have excelled academically
and expressed an interest in pursuing a career in
engineering and related fields.
- Subscription to The Bridge – the NSBE magazine that
for pre-college students. (a $15 value)
- Conference Discounts – NSBE Jr. students are
encouraged to attend Regional conferences and the
National Convention, where programs are designed
especially for PCI students.
- Leadership, academic, and technical development -
Receive mentoring and tutoring from Alumni and
Collegiate members. Attend workshops at conferences and
through local colleges.
- Opportunity to meet other NSBE Jr. members from
around the world.
What are the
$15 annually for collegiate members
$50 annually for
Alumni Extension/Technical Professionals
$5 annually for NSBE Jr.
What happens when I Graduate?
Upon graduation, student members are
strongly encouraged to continue their participation with
NSBE and join the Alumni Extension of Technical
Professionals. The membership dues are free to students who
join within one year of graduation (a $50 value)!
|How do I Join
The National Society of Black Engineers
is an organization on the cutting edge of technology
implementation. So much so, that we have moved our entire
registration process online. Our premier online software
solution known as NSBE Online (NOL) is
what we use to organize our major events, keep up with
chapter members, provide membership with a one-stop location
and simple system to become members/maintain their accounts
and much more.
We invite you to become a member and try NSBE
yourself. You won't find an easier, more effortless way to
become a full-fledged member of any organization anywhere in
After you create a user name and password proceed to the
membership tab. It is here that you will fill out your
membership profile and pay dues. DON’T FORGET TO HIT SAVE!
After registration is complete inquire with you local NSBE
chapter on procedures to become a chapter member.