It’s Time to Join Design Organizations

One of the best igold-dollar-signnvestments you can make as a student, is the student membership fee to professional design organizations: ASID, NKBA, and/or IIDA. To provide students with more information about the benefits of membership, current members of these organizations will be in front of the bulletin boards in the hallway before and after classes this week to answer any questions. Stop by the table and talk to us.

ASID Illinois logoASID membership is $60 per year, beginning on the date you join. Upon graduation, students members who want to become Allied ASID members, get huge discounts in membership dues, up to $1200!!

Being in the lead feels good. Join ASID and stengthen your position! How? If you are currently enrolled in an interior design program that requires at least 40 credit hours or 60 quarter hours of interior design coursework to graduate, you’re eligible to be a part of the largest and most diverse interior design organization in the world.

For more information, check out their website link. Or download their application here.

NKBA ChicagoAs an endorsed program, our students pay only $15/year for dues to NKBA. Take advantage of the powerful networking and educational opportunities that the NKBA has to offer, and find the perfect outlet to express yourself- your creativity, your passion, and your increasing knowledge of the industry.

The NKBA offers a student membership to all those studying in the design and building fields. The NKBA wants to make your future bright by providing the extra support needed to excel in the industry and be successful in your chosen career.

Gain access to opportunities to market yourself and obtain knowledge through attending local chapter meetings and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®), the world’s largest industry trade event. Chapter meetings offer a forum for education and networking to help connect you with a rewarding position right out of college. Use our website to search industry-specific job and internship listings.

Check out their website. To join the NKBA or to renew your membership, contact NKBA Customer Service at (800) THE-NKBA (843-6522).

Download a printable student membership application (for mail-in with a check) This application is for last year, so you may want to try the toll-free number to get the most current information.

IIDA-Illinois Chapter LogoIIDA Membership is $53 for the calendar year, and students who join now, receive the remainder of 2013 for FREE. Student Members have several student-specific benefits, which will enhance your IIDA Member experience.

Join now online or download an application for 2014 IIDA Student Membership (or download a printable version of the Student application.) Once you become a Member you’ll be eligible to participate in the national IIDA Student Mentoring Week Program. Be sure to have a copy of your student proof ready to upload.

Renewing Recent Grads: Congratulations! Exclusively for graduating IIDA Student Members, we offer a special discounted rate to upgrade to Associate Membership. Find out more!

idCODStudent members of these organizations are able to attend professional events free of charge, or at a reduced rate.

Watch the bulletin boards and this blog for events that you might be interested in attending. We will organize groups to attend events together.


Becoming a member of these organizations is a great deal, but not if you don’t take advantage of everything they have to offer. SO, GET INVOLVED!!!




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