ATD Student News & Resources
ATD Student Scholarships and Dissertation Award
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 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.
Applications will open on August 15, 2017 for the 2018 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
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*
New ATD Certification!
The ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) is creating a new certification for talent development professionals who are in the early part of their careers or whose professional roles and aspirations are focused on a few areas of expertise. Learn more about this new certification, which may be a destination for some, or a stepping stone to the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) for others.
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.The 2016 State of the Industry report is now available! A total of 310 organizations representing a diverse range of industries, sizes, and locations participated in this year’s benchmarking study. ATD members receive a downloadable report as a complimentary member benefit. You can also access the report through the ATD Publications app.
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 talent development 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.
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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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