Student Memberships

NCMA Student Membership

Don’t get stuck in a career that is the same each and every day—try contract management!

Contract managers use a broad set of business skills to analyze risk, price, and the terms of contracts. As a business professional you will have the opportunity to work with various departments within an organization and be involved in a meaningful way. Contract management demands competence in such areas as contract law, administration, accounting, psychology, management, and planning.

For more details on who contract managers are and what they do, watch this short presentation: 

 This is Contract Management


NCMA can help you succeed in this diverse marketplace. With our help, you can:

  • Get a job,
  • Make more money,
  • Meet influential people,
  • Maximize your future potential, and
  • Ensure you stay current with timely and relevant information on the latest breakthroughs in contract management.

Take advantage of NCMA’s student membership to:

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Download and complete the Student Membership Application

 To qualify for this membership class, individuals must be full-time students in an accredited, degree-granting institution, and not hold full-time employment in contract management or a related field.




How do I find a position in Contract Management? Where do I start?  Once you become a student member of NCMA we encourage you to attend local chapter events to make connections. Align yourself with like-minded young professionals and connect with people who are already working as contract managers. You should also check out NCMA's career site,, and use this list to locate internships and training programs.

Internship and Training Programs: Use this list as a guide to locating available internship and training programs.

StudentsConnect E-Newsletter: StudentsConnect is our monthly e-newsletter for student members. It features articles, interviews with experts, tips on best practices, and other resources for student members. 

Video: Check out this short video to hear directly from a few of your future colleagues on how they landed their contracting position and what their job entails!


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