Student Chapters

Student chapters are a great way to network with fellow students. You’ll gain valuable experience organizing events and community service projects with your chapter. Additionally, you can participate in local PCMA Chapter events and build relationships with hospitality and meeting professionals in your area. The power of networking can propel you into a long lasting career in the meetings industry!

Student Chapter Start-Up & Annual Renewal

Starting and maintaining a Student Chapter of PCMA is very easy! In order to be recognized as an official student chapter of PCMA, you must complete the following:

  • At least 6 registered student members of PCMA (PCMA Student Membership is FREE).
  • A volunteer faculty advisor (Does not need to be a member of PCMA)
  • Complete the Annual Application for Student Chapters and submit to PCMA. Applications should be submitted once per year, at the beginning of the Fall semester. Confirmation of acceptance will be sent within two weeks of receipt of application.

Click the button below to submit your application. For more information, please contact

Resources for Student Chapters

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North American Student Competition

The Business Events Industry Student Challenge engages competing teams on their knowledge and understanding of the industry to create and propose a successful event. The goal of this challenge is to have a proposal for a meeting, incentive trip, exhibition, tradeshow, consumer show, convention, conference, congress or product launch.

Click the button below for information regarding the 2021 Competition.

Membership Benefits

  • PCMA brings together your community of meeting professionals for relevant, high-level industry and professional development education, both face-2-face and virtually.
  • PCMA orchestrates your networking with colleagues to ensure you connect with common interests professionals.
  • PCMA facilitates your connections with strategic partners and suppliers to help you build career-long supportive relationships.
  • PCMA publishes the leading industry magazine, Convene®, so you stay informed with the latest research, best practices and trends.
  • PCMA provides you with maximum benefits and value for the time you invest.
  • Need help recruiting members? Contact to request marketing materials for your student chapter.

PCMA Student Membership is now FREE! Not only do you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships, you also become connected to over 7,000 other members!

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Student Chapter List

SchoolChapter PresidentChapter President EmailChapter Email
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)Elise Schwager
Michigan State UniversityEmma
James Madison UniversityLia
Pennsylvania State UniversityFaith Busanic
Kent State UniversityAriyanna
DePaul UniversityBridget
Purdue UniversityMegan Suhr
University of South CarolinaCharity
University of ArkansasRamie
Johnson & Wales UniversityGabriel Silver J02236890@JWU.EDU J02236890@JWU.EDU
Singapore Institute of Technology Bao Wei
Durham CollegeNicole
Temple UniversityMolly
University of North TexasTrinity Nielson
Lasell UniversityJillian Nangle
Northern Illinois UniversityAmber

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