Professional Resources

Expand your network of career contacts by connecting with these professional organizations. Stay current, learn new skills, get financial support, and more to enhance your University of Wisconsin-Platteville education.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
The AAAS mission is to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." The association lobbies on behalf of science and technology. They host professional conferences. The AAAS journal, Science, publishes the most impactful and innovative scientific discoveries from around the globe.

BioForward Wisconsin
BioForward Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization seeking to “promote the growth of Wisconsin’s biohealth industry and define the future of healthcare through leadership in integrated health solutions.” They represent over 200 biohealth companies in Wisconsin, providing services and resources. They sponsor networking events and educational programming.

University Research Park (URP)
URP is a physical research community located in Madison, WI. The technology park supports early-stage and growth-oriented businesses in the life sciences. Through their newsletters, URP keeps the local biotechnology community up to date on relevant news and events.

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and WiSys
WARF and WiSys provide technology licensing support for the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Wisconsin System respectively. They support inventor’s efforts to patent technologies and grow their inventions into companies. Their websites provide information on sponsored technologies available for development by interested entrepreneurs (see here or here).

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
WEDC leads economic development efforts for the state by providing resources, operational support and financial assistance to companies, partners and communities in Wisconsin. They have invested over $2 billion in capital support, assisted more than 4,000 businesses and impacted more than 22,000 jobs.

Academy of Management (AM)
The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars.

American Marketing Association (AMA)
AMA is a professional association for marketing professionals that strives to be the most relevant force and voice shaping marketing around the world.

National Association of Female Executives (NAFE)
NAFE is one of the country’s largest associations for women professionals and business owners and provides resources–through education, networking, and public advocacy–to empower its members to achieve both career and personal success.

Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI is the world’s leading project management organization with over 450,000 Global Members and over 280 local chapters internationally.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration was created as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Society for Advancement of Management (SAM)
The Society for Advancement of Management, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 1912 and founded for the purpose of promoting scientific study of the principles governing organized efforts in industrial and economic life.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
SHRM is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
AICPA is the national professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants.

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards
CFP Board is a non-profit organization acting in the public interest by fostering professional standards in personal financial planning through its setting and enforcement of the education, examination, experience, ethics, and other requirements for CFP certification.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
As a driving force within the accounting profession, NASBA accomplishes its mission by creating a forum for accounting regulators and practitioners to address issues relevant to the viability of the accounting profession.

Wiley's CPA Exam Review
Wiley Efficient Learning offers a single destination for Wiley’s accounting, finance, and business exam review products, providing users one standardized, state-of-the-art experience across nine disciplines and counting.

Policies & Procedures for Research Involving Human Subjects
“It is morally and ethically imperative that the rights and welfare of research subjects be protected. In accordance with federal, as well as state and UW-System regulations, UW-Platteville has established the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) and the following policies and procedures for research involving human subjects…”

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

National Association of Police Organizations

National Criminal Justice Association

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The American Society of Criminology

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences

Southern Criminal Justice Association

Western Society of Criminology

Midwestern Criminal Justice Association

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society.

Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)
AME is the premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in enterprise excellence. Members come together to explore lean thinking and other enterprise improvement methods, exchange best practices, and network in order to advance their careers and improve the competitiveness and overall value of their organizations.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE)
IISE, the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the profession, is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial and systems engineering.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
In 1934, a group of professional engineers met in New York City to establish an organization dedicated to the non-technical concerns of licensed professional engineers. The National Society of Professional Engineers stands today as the only national organization committed to addressing the professional concerns of licensed PEs across all disciplines.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
NCEES is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional licensure for engineers and surveyors.

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM)
AAHAM is the premier professional organization in healthcare administrative management. It is your one-stop resource center for information, education, and advocacy in the areas of reimbursement, admitting and registration, data management, medical records, patient relations and so much more.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 103,000 health information professionals, it is recognized as the leading source of "HIM knowledge," a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training.

Association for Healthcare Administrative Professionals (AHAP)
The Association for Healthcare Administrative Professionals is the premier organization for healthcare professionals dedicated to those who support our nation's top healthcare leaders.

Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA)
The nation’s most prominent nonprofit trade association supporting the education, networking, resource, and advocacy needs of benefit administrators (TPAs), stop loss insurance carriers, managing general underwriters, audit firms, medical managers, technology organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, brokers/agents, human resource managers, and health care consultants.

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
With more than 38,000 members, HFMA is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today.

The National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM)
NAHAM provides quality educational programming and interaction for professionals engaged in the management of patient access services in healthcare delivery.

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
CSCMP is the preeminent worldwide professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
ISM represents global supply managers responsible for $1 trillion in procurement power. ISM delivers exemplary learning, certification, and leadership programming to help you and your firm excel.

The Association for Operations Management (APICS)
APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education, and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation, and resilience.

Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD
The Association for Talent Development is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Society for Human Resource Management is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries.

Organizational Development Network (ODN)
The Organization Development Network is an international professional association whose members are committed to practicing organization development intentionally and rigorously as an applied behavioral science.

International Coach Federation (ICF)
The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

Madison Organizational Development Squad
The MOD Squad is a community of internal and external business consultants. We focus on sharing ideas to improve our value to our clients.

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Project Management Institute (PMI)
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Project Manager Today
The leading and only independent magazine for project managers.

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