Why should you, as a student, participate in standards development? Here’s a few quick reasons:

 
 
  • It’s a great way to learn about an industry that you’re interested in
  • It’s a great way to connect with future employers and coworkers
  • It’s a great way to build your network
  • It’s a great way to build leadership skills
  • It’s a great way to get recognition for your hard work
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Standardization touches every field in every country. It’s the backbone of every industry. By participating in creating the building blocks of tomorrow, you gain a fundamental understanding of why things are the way they are, who helped put it all together, and how you can make changes and this is something you can carry with you where ever your aspirations lead you.

Those same standards that industry uses to build and create new innovations, are used in the products and services you use today. Wouldn’t you like an opinion on what the results look like, How you’re meant to use them, And how they benefit you?

Also, standardization is a really great future profession as well! Every standards developing organization, SDO, employs an amazing staff of standardization professionals with skills, training, and certification to ensure the standards development process runs smoothly. And they’re looking for people just like you to lead the industry to the next generation of standardization.

So join Women in Standards today, we’ll help you find the right SDO or SDOs for you, provide you with guidance and support, and help celebrate your successes.

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Women in Standards, Inc. supports all nationalities, genders, people with disabilities and anyone else feeling a bit ‘left out.’ We are a safe space to find support and a voice and to learn about our favorite topic, standardization. Join today. 

Resources for Students:

Once you join, 

  1. Visit our SDO Directory page to review a list of standards developing organizations. Looking for student membership or scholarship opportunities? Use the filters to identify any SDOs with these features.
  2. Head to our Knowledge Center to begin learning about the standardization process
  3. Post questions & comments to the WiStandards Facebook and LinkedIn members areas to get the answers you need and meet the community
  4. Attend our great events – listed here.
  5. Interested in Women in Standards speaking at your school? Reach out to admin@womeninstandards.org