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Emerging Professional

Learn. Engage. Advance.

Emerging Professional Membership

SME Virtual Network
The SME Virtual Network is internet-driven to empower students and manufacturing professionals with practical exposure to advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 across multiple platforms. Members will be engaged through live, web-based workshops, always-on discussion forums and collaborative development on real industry problems.

SME Connect
Join SME’s internal social media platform to share industry insights with SME members.  
Learn more about your local industry community and build a network of manufacturing professionals.  

National Events
Discover business changing innovations - An SME event draws out the biggest thinkers and doers in various industries through technical conferences: Aerospace; Additive; Smart Manufacturing; Forming, Fabricating, Welding, Finishing.  
Demonstrate your knowledge of manufacturing by earning a certification with SME’s discount.



This membership level is available to:

  • Recent college and high-school graduates, ages 18-35
  • Not currently enrolled in school
  • Special rate of $45 per year, or a one-time fee of $200 for a five-year membership.

Gift a Membership

Buy a Recent Graduate SME Membership
Professional members can gift a graduating student member with an emerging professional membership.


If you have any questions, contact SME Membership at 800.733.4763 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday.
Or email