Young Professionals

How SMTA can help you advance your career in the electronics industry

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It's so important to us that you know exactly what SMTA has to offer you, and it may be more than you think. We want to help you have a long a healthy career in the industry, and we are ALWAYS happy to help.

1. Utilize the Knowledge Base
As a member, you have access to over 5,000 PDF downloads of full-length technical articles in the Knowledge Base. If you can't find what you are looking for there, you also have access to our Q & A boards, where you can post your questions out to the thousands of SMTA members in our database to find your answer.

2. Chapter Meetings
Attend your meetings. It is a great way to not only network, but to stay up-to-date on industry knowledge and trends in your area; rendering you an invaluable resource to your company and your team.

3. Low Income & Unemployment Benefits
We offer $20 membership rate for students and reduced rates for developing nations. We also offer a 3-month membership extension for any SMTA member experiencing unemployment.

4. Mentorship Program
SMTA is an organization based on knowledge sharing. We want to help you succeed in your field. Take advantage of this opportunity by being paired with a mentor through your local chapter.

5. Internship and Job Referrals
Our corporations trust our judgement, and our Young Professionals are the cream of the crop. We've compiled a list of all the companies that are currently accepting resumes from SMTA members for career and internship positions. For exclusive job postings, you can also utilize our online Career Center at

6. Online Webinars and Certifications
You have four free Webinars you can attend every year with your membership. You can use these to refresh your skills, or to learn something completely new to you. You ALSO have access to online certification in SMT Processes and Lean Six Sigma.

7. Networking Made Easy
SMTA offers you networking opportunities on both the local and national levels. Young Professionals Mixers, Corporate Networking Events, Young Professionals Panels, Job Fairs, and more can be arranged for each chapter with enough interest. Also, don't miss your local expos and SMTAI. These give you the grounds to expand your networks far beyond your immediate scope.

8. Scholarships & Grants
Did you know SMTA provides the Stromberg Scholarship and the Hutchins Grant every year? For more information on how to apply, visit

9. Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities
Becoming involved in your Chapter not only gives you a bigger part in planning the events that are relevant to you, but it builds leadership skills, and allows you to list and update your resume, CV, LinkedIn, and News Letters with your current affiliations and volunteer experience.

10. Career Management
Being a member of the SMTA means you have a village of people willing to help you reach your next level. Whether you need to start from the basics, or are interested in leadership or career management classes or speakers, or want to be a part of your Chapter’s Mentorship Program, we are here for you.

11. SMTA Discounts & Swag
Your Membership at SMTA affords you massive discounts at: SMTA International, e-Smart Factory, Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference, High Reliability Cleaning and Coating Conference, International Conference for Electronics Enabling Technologies (ICEET), International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC), LED Assembly, Reliability, & Testing (A.R.T.) Symposium, Medical Electronics Symposium, Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium, Southeast Asia Technical Conference on Electronics Assembly, and the Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials. Pick up free swag at all of our expos and keep you address updated for a free copy of the Journal of SMT mailed quarterly.

12. Find Your Field- Influencers
We do our research to keep you informed about premier industry events - which offer the best educational and networking opportunities around. You can stay informed about the most relevant publications and educational events; which keeps you connected to the people that are heavily influencing the changes in your field.

13. Your Voice Matters
The SMTA Young Professionals Initiative is growing and adapting every day; but it only can with your help. We want to hear from you! You matter! Get involved through your local chapter, reach out to us on, let us know what we can do for the Young Professionals in your area.

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Individual membership is only $95 USD!

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