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MPI Pittsburgh Student Membership


Student membership is available to those individuals enrolled in a post-secondary academic program with emphasis in the meeting, hospitality, events, and tourism-related industries leading to qualification as a regular member. The student must be enrolled in either a certificate, undergraduate or graduate program unless the academic institution defines it otherwise. A student membership with MPI Pittsburgh is $40 a year. After graduation you will be eligible for our student in transition program.

You can join MPI as a student member by following this link - Student Membership Application (

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With a MPI Student Membership, not only are you an active MPI member, but this also allows you membership with the local MPI Pittsburgh Chapter. As a member of MPI you have access to nearly 20,000 industry professionals to help you gain knowledge and guide you through your career development.


Student In-Transition Program

Graduating Student Members: The Student-in-Transition Program allows you to grow over three years from your current student membership rate to the full membership rate. We understand the relationships you build and the knowledge you gain as you enter the meeting and event industry are critical for your success, and we want to be there for you.

If you have recently graduated and your MPI student membership is about to expire, you can take advantage of this special program. Here is the membership renewal fee scale for you going forward:

Student-in-Transition Stage

US Rates

Student Member


Student-in-Transition Stage 1 – 1st Year


Student-in-Transition Stage 2 – 2nd Year


Student-in-Transition Stage 3 – 3rd Year


Full Member Planner


Full Member Supplier


Frequently Asked Questions

To be a part of the Student-in-Transition plan you first have to be an MPI Student member in good standing. After you graduate and your membership is up for renewal you choose to be either a Planner or Supplier member. During the renewal process you contact MPI Member care and let them know that you would like to be part of the Student-in-Transition plan.

Students enrolled in a certificate program are eligible for student membership for one year. The student rate will conclude upon completion of their program.

No, you have to be an MPI Student member in good standing to be able to move into the Student-in-Transition plan once you graduate and your student membership is set to renew as a full membership.
There is no difference in the privileges since a Student-in-Transition is essentially a Full Member on a special rate plan because they have recently graduated from a post-secondary educational program (Undergraduate or Graduate).
To renew your membership at the special transition rate, contact the MPI Membership Team at:

Phone Toll Free: 866-318-2743

The Top 5 Reasons for Students to Join MPI include...

  • Specialized Job Opportunities - Being a member of MPI allows you to access the MPI Career Center with industry-specific opportunities available, including internships.

  • Committee Involvement – Get more involved with MPI Pittsburgh and our committees to make those vital connections to launch your career after graduation.

  • Discounted Membership Post Graduation - With the Student in Transition program, you can continue to take advantage of all MPI has to offer once you graduate at a tiered discounted rate. You must be a student member to qualify for the rates once you graduate. Click here for details. (

  • Student Grants and Scholarships - The MPI Foundation gives away thousands of dollars in Scholarships each year to global members for membership dues, conferences and travel, and education. Interested? Read more about available scholarships and grants here.


Emma McAnulty


"Being involved in a collegiate student chapter of Meeting Professionals International has been an incredible part of my education. I am so grateful to have such a great experience with this organization and begin my professional career as a student. The MPI Pittsburgh Chapter has given me opportunities to attend their monthly events and encourages networking with industry professionals. As the President of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania student chapter, I have witnessed firsthand the support that MPI Pittsburgh gives to students. MPI has allowed me to expand my leadership abilities, networking skills, and my overall knowledge of the hospitality industry. Without MPI I would not be where I am today. This organization has allowed me to grow not only professionally, but also personally."

Adeline Heard

Vice President

"As a student member of Meetings Professionals International, I've gained valuable insights into my future career in the events industry. Active participation in the MPI Pittsburgh Chapter has allowed me to attend monthly events and connect with industry professionals. Serving as the Vice President of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania student chapter, I've directly witnessed the intricate details that are involved in event planning. A highlight from my involvement in  MPI was my role in Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) 2023, where I not only participated in the event but also had the privilege of leading a panel discussion of experienced professionals. This experience not only furthered my understanding of the field but also helped me overcome my fear of public speaking. MPI has allowed me to grow as a student and also as a future industry professional."

Ousmane Diallo

Student MPI Member

"In my capacity as a 19-year-old first-generation student, I wish to underscore the transformative impact of my membership with MPI. This affiliation transcends mere networking, serving as a conduit to a myriad of global opportunities. MPI's expansive reach facilitates connections with professionals on a worldwide scale, affording students like myself a unique and enriching experience. Beyond conventional academic frameworks, the membership imparts insights that contribute significantly to both my scholarly and professional development. For those in pursuit of a community that extends beyond boundaries, fostering a comprehensive learning environment, MPI stands as an exemplary choice. I express enthusiasm at the prospect of potential inclusion, eager to contribute to the dynamic and thriving MPI community."

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