What is IISE?
IISE is an organization dedicated to furthering the profession of industrial and systems engineering. IISE is the global association of productivity and efficiency professionals specializing in industrial engineering, healthcare, ergonomics and other related professions. IISE is where these varied fields come together to advance the engineering profession through networking, training, and knowledge sharing (from the IISE national webpage).
Why should I join?
IISE provides a multitude of benefits on both a national and local level. Our chapter hosts company information sessions, large scale professional events (such as the Corporate Networking Reception (CNR)) and department wide social enrichment events. Being a national member also has additional benefits listed below in "What does being a part of the IISE national chapter do for me?"
Who can join?
All Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students are welcome to join! All majors are welcome. IISE is geared towards ISE majors, but we encourage all disciplines with a focus on optimization and productivity (including all engineering, business and other majors).
How does membership work?
To be a member of the Virginia Tech chapter of IISE, you must pay a one time fee to the local chapter and maintain yearly membership with IISE national. Refer to the Membership tab, Join IISE (in the drop down) for further information and to complete payments.
Where and when does IISE meet?
Typical IISE meetings are held weeknights in either Surge or Goodwin. General Assembly meetings (GAMs) are held once a month. Additionally, professional development and social enrichment events are held continuously throughout the academic year. Make sure you are on the IISE listserv to receive information on all the events!
What does being a part of the IISE national chapter do for me?
Being a member of the national chapter provides you with opportunities to interact with industrial and systems engineering professionals, as well as have an international network to utilize. Benefits include discounted national conferences, certification courses and scholarship opportunities. Additional advantages also include an IISE resume drop, free resume reviews, free webinars, and more! IISE national membership will assist you in staying up to date on the current events of the field.
Do I have to sign up for both IISE national and VT chapters?
Yes. To be a part of VT IISE you must sign up for both the national and Virginia Tech chapters.
How do I become more involved?
IISE has numerous officer positions that are both elected and appointed. Additionally, there are committees under some branches that are open to anyone to join and help. Committees are a great way to begin with IISE leadership. For more information on different positions or opportunities please refer to the About tab, Leadership (from the drop down) or use the Contact tab to inquire.
What if I have additional questions?
Please feel free to use the Contact tab in the upper right to send us any and all questions or comments!