American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Cascadia Chapter Serving Oregon and Southwest Washington
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Student Memberships



Are you currently going to school full-time (see eligibility requirements below)? About to embark on a career in the training and development field? A student membership is just want you need to kick your career into high gear!

Not only do you get all the benefits of a regular ASTD - Cascadia Chapter membership at a fraction of the cost, you also can participate in our Student Club activities at PSU and the OSU Wilsonville campus. The ASTD Student Club is a great way to learn about interesting topics, network with colleagues and professionals in the field and uncover opportunities within our profession.

As a student member, you can:

  • Meet other students and learn about the industry at monthly student club meetings
  • Network and learn from experts in the field
  • Learn from the very best and network with professionals at our chapter’s programs
  • Participate in Special Interests Groups
  • Listen to PodCascadia, Cascadia Chapter's podcast, in your car, at the gym or on your computer. It features interviews with training and development experts from around the country. (link to podcast page)
  • Get a job or internship by checking out our thorough job
  • Learn about related careers by attending affiliate meetings and events at their member rate.
  • Access our member directory
  • Have contract opportunities emailed directly to you
  • Apply for our OSAC scholarship
  • And more!

Not sure if it is right for you? You can attend one student club meeting for FREE before having to join ASTD-Cascadia Chapter!

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the student member rate, the individual must be enrolled as a full-time student, as defined by their university or college, in their most recently completed term. It must be in a field related to training and development and documentation from the institution MUST be provided before membership is finalized.

Some exceptions have been made and are listed below. To have a university, college or program added, contact the VP of Membership.

School Level Hours
Oregon State University Undergraduate 12 or more credits
  Graduate 9 or more credits
  Masters of Adult Ed Current student in AE Specialist Program, 3 Year Regional Cohort
Portland State University Undergraduate 12 or more credits
  Graduate 9 or more credits
  Training and Development Certificate Program 6 or more credits

Student Rates

The new student member fee will be pro-rated depending upon the quarter in which you join. 

  • If you join in Oct - Dec, you pay $45.
  • If you join in Jan - Mar, you pay $33.75.
  • If you join in Apr - Jun, you pay $22.50.
  • If you join in Jul - Sep, you pay $11.25.

Your fee carries you through the end of October.  Remember, fees are pro-rated depending upon the time of year that you join. All members renew in October. The renewal fee for students will be determined each fall.

Each individual receives a unique membership number. These numbers are not transferable to others.

National Membership

Membership in the national organization of ASTD is separate from Chapter membership.

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