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Exclusive SAE Student Member Benefits

  • NEW! Student Member Textbook Stipend – Apply for $1,000 USD to put towards your textbooks. Learn more and apply here.
  • NEW! SAE SmartBrief – Newsletter containing the latest mobility industry updates from vetted and verified media and web sources.
  • Digital Membership Cards. Learn more under the Membership FAQs.
  • One free year of professional membership: Once you graduate from university and become a Member Graduate, as part of your student benefits, you’ll receive one free year of professional membership. Plus, you’ll also receive special discounted rates for the next three years.
  • NEW! Five free on-demand professional development courses free to student members only:
  • Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program: This member-only internship offers a unique opportunity to spend a summer in Washington D.C. learning how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory policy decisions. Application deadline February 1.
  • SAE Chapters: Serve as a student office, which is a great way to show industry leadership on your resume. Plus receive a $5 reimbursement from SAE for every chapter member.
  • Industrial Lecture Program: Bring industry speakers to your school to learn about real-world engineering solutions for FREE once you form a chapter.
  • Member Connection: An online global community just for our members, you can join technical discussions, special activities like Subject Matter Expert Technical Discussions, keep up with the latest member benefits/manage your membership, and more.
  • Member Connection Back to School Student Days: This is an opportunity for student members to weigh in on their benefits (what they like, what they want to see), learn more about the resources available to them, take part in a technical discussion, and win prizes for participation, all in Member Connection.
  • SAE Young Professional and Student Member Technical Paper Competition: A technical paper competition open to student and young professional members only, where two students and two young professionals win an all-expenses paid trip to the event associated with this competition (stay tuned), the opportunity to present their papers, and be published by SAE.
  • Mentor Community: An online community where members can find mentors or mentees to engage with; participate in the Virtual Mentor Mixers and ask expert mentor hosts your career questions.
  • SAE Career Counselor: Series of free videos to help you enhance your soft skills, like goal-setting, time management, public speaking, and more.
  • SAE Magazines: Receive a free subscription to MOMENTUM, SAE's student magazine, and then choose a FREE digital subscription to one SAE’s three industry magazines, plus opt into a digital subscription to Autonomous Vehicle Engineering.
  • Update: A members-only online newsletter that provides you with the latest news happening within the SAE International community.
  • Writing opportunities in MOMENTUM: Write for the SAE Student Member magazine, MOMENTUM, and get paid 25 cents/word. Simply send an email to expressing your interest.
  • Awards and Recognition: SAE International offers a series of awards to promote the education of engineering students, recognize outstanding SAE Collegiate Chapters, and support the development of Formula SAE vehicles.
  • SAE Career Center: Members get seven days advance notice of new industry jobs and internships before anyone else. 
  • Discounts on SAE products and services: books, technical papers, standards, professional development tools, and SAE-owned conferences (student members attend WCX FOR FREE).
  • SAE Partner Program Discounts: Student loan refinancing, savings on movie, amusement, and concert tickets, pet insurance, and more…these programs can easily save you more than the cost of your annual dues and they return royalties to help support SAE development and educational programs.
  • SAE Collegiate Design Series™:  Design, build, and test the performance of a real vehicle, and then compete with other students from around the globe.

SAE Partner Program Discounts

SAE also provides Members-only exclusive benefits on business services, insurance, and personal benefits. These programs can easily save you more than the cost of your annual dues and they return royalties to help support SAE development and educational programs.