Student Chapters

Student Chapters affiliated with APICS-Buffalo include those from:

Canisius College
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNYAB)

More Information on Supply Chain - focused academic programs in Western New York can be found at the links below:

Canisius College School of Management: http://www.canisius.edu/management/ 

Niagara University: http://www.niagara.edu/supplychain/index.htm  

University at Buffalo: http://mgt.buffalo.edu and Official UB APICS Club: https://ubscom.wordpress.com/  

Overview of Student Membership 

Put the Power of Networking and Education to Work for You.

Build your professional network of colleagues through chapter affiliation and empower yourself with knowledge through the Educational and Research Foundation activities and events.

Student members receive the same benefits as professional members except for voting privileges. Students also enjoy benefits such as networking through student chapters, scholarships, and eligibility for participation in the Scholars Education Program.

Join APICS online at http://www.apics.org/membership-application

Students Membership information is Here (at APICS.org)

Joining APICS as a student member
 specifically in Western New York provides you access to:

Seminars and workshops specific to a particular geographic area and/or industry
Plant tours that provide insight into organizational principles and practices
Instructor-led certification review classes that help prepare candidates for testing
Certification study groups and group testing opportunities
Workshops and meetings with allied organizations that enable members to network with colleagues
Newsletters and membership directories that keep members informed of upcoming events and connected with one another
Ability to attend educational seminars offered by the other organizations participating in the Buffalo Professional Alliance: American Society for Quality, http://www.asqbuffalo.org/ ,  National Association for Purchasing Management, www.nhttp://ismbuffalo.com  , and infoTech Niagara, http://www.infotechniagara.org/ 
Reduced event rates for all student memberships (fees just to cover event costs)
Joining also provides you with the benefits offered by the national organization:

For a complete description of benefits, visit http://www.apics.org/community/membership 

APICS student membership empowers you to experience a growing community of more than 3,000 other supply chain and operations management students. Student membership is now free to all eligible students. With APICS student membership, you will:

· meet and network with experienced professionals
· earn recognition for outstanding student contributions in membership, volunteerism, and leadership
· benefit from the APICS Scholars Education Program sponsored by the Educational and Research (E&R) Foundation
· save an additional $25 on each APICS CPIM exam


APICS student membership gives you access to
· career resources including white papers and student webinars from our national APICS career coach 
· local training, networking and mentorship opportunities
· the complete e-membership benefit package, including access to educational online resources
· award-winning publications and discounts on APICS products and services
· dual memberships with the Association for Manufacturing Excellence and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics

Benefits to the local APICS professional members to collaborating with Student Members:

By providing plant/site tours, speaking in classes or student chapter meetings, engaging students in conversation during professional development seminars, and reaching out to the chapters when you have special projects, internship and full time job openings, you are:

Helping to create a more educated talent pool
Educating students about the opportunities that actually do exist in Western New York (fighting the brain-drain)
Increasing students awareness of your company (which can directly lead to an increase in candidates for future openings)
Increasing your company's mission to contribute to the benefit of society
Obtaining objective views and new ideas to solve your problems
Gaining personal satisfaction of making a difference in students professional development