SIA Academic Membership for Students
Becoming an academic member of the Security Industry Association (SIA) will help you grow your knowledge of and your career in the security industry by providing you with resources and networking opportunities – all with the goal of helping you land a role with a SIA member company.
What is SIA?
SIA is a trade association comprised of more than 1,200 of the leading companies in the global security industry. Our members include manufacturers and software firms which are developing cutting-edge security solutions (drones, sensors, cyber solutions and more), and our members also include the companies that design, sell and install high-tech security systems for major corporations, government agencies, small businesses and even residential applications.
Why the security industry?
If you're looking for a rewarding and challenging career in a high-performing industry, this is it. The global security industry is worth $387 billion in annual revenues, and the industry is growing aggressively, with a nearly 10% compounded annual growth rate. What that means are strong career prospects and excellent opportunities for your personal growth as an employee.
Benefits for Student Members
With student membership priced at only $20 and a benefits package designed to help you grow your knowledge of the security profession and prepare for a career in the field of security, student members of SIA receive access to SIA reports, publications, research, webinars, email newsletters and communications, as well as access to regional networking events and participation in our RISE community for young security professionals.
- Access to members-only publications, research and reports
- Free attendance at SIAThere! networking events
- Access to the Discover Security student newsletter, SIA Update, IntelligentSIA and other official SIA communications
- Access to SIA webinars and member-only briefings
- Opportunity to network with prospective employers
- The opportunity to join the SIA RISE community for young security professionals in their 20s and 30s
- The opportunity to apply for SIA's RISE scholarships and Women in Security Forum scholarships
- Access to the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) jobs board
Get started. Join SIA and learn more about this dynamic, engaging industry!
Securing Your Career in the Security Industry
The SIA Women in Security Forum, generously supported by Intel, presents Securing Your Career in the Security Industry, a video designed to help raise awareness of the demand for talent in the security industry and the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available in this field. In the video, SIA Women in Security Forum Chair Kasia Hanson discusses how the forum supports the advancement of women in the security industry and fosters leadership roles, and Stacy Deveraux of ASSA ABLOY highlights the variety of opportunities and important mission that security offers. Young security professionals Kelsey Carnell and Morgan Khov also share their experiences working in this cutting-edge, evolving field.