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Are you a college student looking to explore career opportunities, start your own business, or connect with members of the local community? If so, you should definitely consider becoming a member of the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce (GECC).
The Chamber is the largest business association in the Elizabeth area and members come from Union, Middlesex, Essex, Hudson, Bergen, and Somerset Counties and beyond! Annual membership dues are just $50 a year for students and the benefits of membership are well worth the investment. Here are some of the major benefits of Chamber membership for students.
Students who join the Chamber receive all the benefits of membership, including countless networking opportunities, access to exciting member events, and plenty of professional development programs and resources to take advantage of.
Networking is essential for getting yourself established in a career, starting your own business, and meeting other people in the community. The GECC offers numerous networking opportunities, such as our Business After Hours networking events, which are geared towards entrepreneurs and business owners. These events are completely free of charge for all GECC members and offer a valuable opportunity to connect with professionals, entrepreneurs, and fellow students.
Our networking events are known for their welcoming atmosphere, and the people who attend our events are friendly, approachable, and genuinely enjoy connecting with each other.
In addition to plenty of networking opportunities, your membership also includes access to many different professional development workshops and training that represent a wide range of industries and topics.
As an added bonus, you’ll be enrolled in discount programs that save you lots of money on office supplies and core technology solutions. Being a Chamber member also gives you many opportunities to connect with local politicians and to get involved in the community.
Becoming a student member of the GECC is a simple process. All you need to do is to fill out our online membership application and tell us about your career or business goals. After you submit your application, we’ll review it and will get in touch as soon as possible to welcome you to the Chamber and invite you to our next event. We’re looking forward to meeting you!