ATD Student News & Resources
ATD Student Scholarships and Dissertation Award
Congratulations to the 2017 student scholarship winners!
- Zaykeria Miranda; Valdosta State University
- Jae Young Lee; The Pennsylvania State University
- Annmarie Caporale; University of New Haven
- Courtney Caligiuri; University of New Haven
- David Rosenfeld; Northeastern University
- Jill Bucolo; University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- Alejandra Valles; Abilene Christian University
- Crystal Black; Colorado State University-Global Campus
Students in a doctoral, graduate, or undergraduate program are encouraged to apply for the ATD John Coné Student Membership Scholarship, ATD International Conference & Exposition registration scholarship, and the ATD Essentials Series workshop scholarship. Applicants should be current students at the time of submitting the application. There is one online application for all scholarships. The 2018 scholarship applications will be available in Fall 2017.
The ATD Dissertation Award is given to foster and disseminate research about talent development practices. It is presented to the person who has submitted the best doctoral dissertation for which a degree has been granted between August 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016. Learn more.
Student Membership and Eligibility Requirements
Student Professional Member Rate: $75
Student Professional Plus Member Rates: $195 (Domestic); $119 (International)*
ATD student members receive full membership benefits at a fraction of the regular membership rate! The ATD student member rate is for students 1) who are enrolled in the equivalent of at least half-time at an accredited university or college OR 2) who are active ATD chapter student members. These are also the eligibility requirements for student conference registration. Read more about Member Benefits*
Are you currently doing interesting research or working on a neat project you think other students would find valuable? Perhaps you'd like to spotlight an accomplishment that you or your colleagues have achieved. If so, submit a student spotlight to be featured in an upcoming edition of our higher education student newsletter! Share your spotlight today.
The Talent Development Framework
The Building a Talent Development Structure Without Borders whitepaper is now available! Talent development professionals build the knowledge, skills, and abilities of others and help them develop and achieve their potential so that the organizations they work for can succeed. In today’s knowledge economy, organizations need talent development functions that can support the unique competency needs of their businesses. To better understand how organizations are structuring and aligning their talent development functions, ATD and Rothwell & Associates partnered to identify the areas organizations most often use to build a talent development structure for meeting current and future competency needs in a world in which talent has become the engine of business.
State of the Industry
The State of the Industry report is ATD’s definitive review of talent development trends. In the 2015 State of the Industry report, sponsored by Capella University, 336 organizations representing a diverse sample of industries, sizes, and locations report on their commitment to learning.
Watch and Learn Webcasts
ATD offers free webcasts hosted by industry experts in hundreds of the hottest topics in talent development. Join us for an upcoming live webcast, or access an archived recording.
Connect with local L&D professionals!
ATD has more than 100 chapters around the country - find the one nearest you! In addition to becoming an ATD member, consider joining your local ATD chapter, too. Many ATD chapters support students by offering:
- mentoring and internship opportunities for students
- online listing of local job openings
- volunteer opportunities
- discounted chapter membership for students
- free or discounted student chapter event pricing.
Are you a talent development professional age 35 or younger?
If so, ATD Young Professionals is just for you. We offer resources geared toward young professionals to help you advance in your career. From content and tools to activities and projects, we are here to help you tackle today's toughest industry challenges and to develop as talent development professionals.
Learn about the ATD Certification Institute's Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Certification
The CPLP equips you with the tools to be the best in the field and lets employers know that you have real-world, practical expertise that can be readily applied to the current work environment.
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The ATD Online Library will change the way you do research! This members-only service gives you access to comprehensive databases containing book summaries, business magazines, journals, and more.
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