Membership

SMPS Oklahoma is a professional, not-for profit organization that understands the complex issues confronting marketers in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction. Our primary focus is to assist members in understanding the rapidly changing A/E/C industry and to provide marketing professionals and firm principals with the necessary skills and knowledge to say competitive in the fast-paced A/E/C world.

Benefits
Some of the benefits of being a member of SMPS include:

Networking: SMPS Oklahoma offers monthly programs, social events, conferences and membership directories to help you make the strategic alliances that are so critical when assembling a team for a project submittal. These relationships are also helpful when you come across a marketing problem to solve – there is a wealth of knowledge from other SMPS members who are happy to share with you.

Professional Development: Monthly programs designed to offer marketing education and business development training to give you the technical skills necessary to succeed in the competitive professional services industry. SMPS Oklahoma also offers a Mentoring Program for members only.

Career Opportunities: SMPS offers a Career Placement service for companies seeking qualified marketing employees as well as for SMPS members to post their resume on a local and national level.

Certification: SMPS offers its members the opportunity to enhance their standing in the professional A/E/C services market with the CPSM (Certified Professional Services Marketer) designation. To earn the CPSM title, marketers much meet education and experience requirements, pass a rigorous written examination and pledge to abide by the CPSM Code of Ethics. For more information, go to national SMPS website.

Publications: SMPS National publishes a bimonthly journal which includes articles and information on marketing and business development written by experts in the professional services field who have faced the same challenges we do on a daily basis.

We invite you to join now…
SMPS members form a powerful national network committed to enhancing their profession and sharing their knowledge and experiences with their peers.

To simply fill out the on-line membership form (SMPS New Member Form:http://www.smps.org/membership/) or contact our Oklahoma Membership Chair: Paige Criswell at paige.criswell@tetratech.com.

Student Membership

SMPS Oklahoma welcomes current undergraduate and graduate students. Membership is open to all students, regardless of major. The goal of the Oklahoma Chapter is to connect students with marketing professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industry.
Benefits of SMPS Student Membership include:

• Networking opportunities with Oklahoma marketing professionals where you will make contacts, develop your leadership skills, and build your resume
• Sharpen marketing and business skills necessary to secure the career you want
• Advance notice of marketing internships
• Access to SMPS National and SMPSā€ˆOklahoma job banks
• Learn more about service marketing career paths
• Educational opportunities through monthly programs that provide you the tools to set you apart from your competition in the job market
• Marketing Resource Center – Tap into articles, Web sites, blogs, classes, and books on professional services marketing to expand your knowledge at www.smps.org/mrc
• SMPS Connections – Stay abreast of what’s happening at SMPS. The Members on the Move feature alerts you to career changes SMPS members are making and could help you get your foot in the door of your dream job
• SMPS Marketer – This bimonthly journal delivers original, knowledge-based content on innovative marketing, management, and leadership strategies; case studies; and lessons learned