"You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do." - Henry Ford
"It’s difficult to get plugged in."
"It’s designed for more senior professionals."
These are comments that we heard from our focus groups of students just like yourself on why they found it difficult to get involved in their professional society. The truth is that your voice is needed. In order to meet the needs of our members into the future we need to hear from you.
The Collegiate Council is our answer. With the inaugural meeting in 2003 the council has been an integral part of ASME IPTI’s planning for the future. This meeting of students from North America and Mexico representing 12 universities produced a list of needs that students want from IPTI. They then decided on a project and undertook it with great enthusiasm. The results of this collegiate council will be a legacy left for future student members.
"The Collegiate Council was a way for me to learn more about the petroleum industry and what it has to offer. And also the council members were great and allowed me to have many contacts throughout multiple industries!" Tiffany Stein, Collegiate Council Member, 2003-2004, University of Texas at Tyler.
What are the benefits for me?
Shape the future of your professional society
Develop skills that can be used in your career
Association participation looks favorable on your resume
Meet other students with similar interests
Learn more about what the industry has to offer
Fully funded trip to Collegiate Council meetings, including airfare, meals and lodging
Payment of your first year’s ASME International membership upon receipt of your degree
Enhanced opportunity to apply for ASME IPTI scholarships
Enhanced opportunity to apply for ASME IPTI internship
Registration fee waved for any IPTI/PD sponsored meeting/event that you choose to attend during your tenure as a member of the council
"The ASME IPTI Collegiate Council has provided me with the opportunity to learn about the facets of the petroleum industry and to help bring industry exposure to the students of Central Florida." Chris Chaffin, Collegiate Council 2003-2004, University of Central Florida.
So, what does the collegiate council do?
As a Collegiate Council Member you will be responsible for disseminating IPTI information to your student section member.
Work closely with other Collegiate Council members on the council-chosen project.
Work closely with the current student intern and the IPTI staff.
Submit a report at the end of the one year term that highlights any new ideas for the ASME IPTI Collegiate Council Program.