APA's Early Career Program
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APA offers an essential complement to the education and experience you receive early in your career. And — equally as important — you are essential to APA. As an emerging professional, you'll not only shape planning's future, you'll shape APA's future as well.
Our Early Career Program connects you to a community of 40,000 planners, officials, and decision makers in more than 95 countries around the world. This five-year package of benefits and services is tailored to jump start your career and take you to the next level of success.
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Priced for Early-Career Budgets
The Early Career Program is affordable (less than the cost of a textbook!) for emerging professionals on tight budgets:
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Who Is Eligible?
You're eligible to join APA's Early Career Program if you:
- are a full-time student, and
- have never been an APA member.
If your academic program is not a full member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, you must be younger than 35 to join the Early Career Program. Students who attend ACSP full-member programs may enroll in the Early Career Program regardless of age.
What Are the Benefits?
For more information about Early Career Program benefits, read the Early Career FAQ.
Ready to Make the Connection? Join APA's Early Career Program Today!
If you attend a participating school and are eligible for a free year in the Early Career Program, ask your APA program administrator how to enroll. E-mail APA at firstname.lastname@example.org if you don't know your school's contact.
A full-time student who is not eligible for a free year is welcome to join APA as a student member and enter the Early Career Program as long as he or she is younger than 35 and has never been an APA member.