Being a Student Member of the Audio Engineering Society has never been more important, as technology whips forward and many segments of our industry literally reinvent themselves. A successful career in audio must be built on future-proof knowledge and skills, supported by a community of professionals who share your passion for audio and commitment to the highest audio quality.
Your chance to network with colleagues needn't wait until that ﬁrst job. Students should jumpstart their careers by becoming active in all AES Section activities nearby. Student Members of the AES are always welcome at meetings of both Full Professional Sections and Student Sections. At these meetings, you'll meet fellow students and active professionals — a chance to make friends, ﬁne-tune your audio knowledge, and get a job. If you don't ﬁnd an active section in your area, a motivated and active group of students can start their own section.
Future and current students need the chance to study in the Educational Program best-aligned with their interests and abilities, so the AES maintains an online directory of educational institutions worldwide. You'll see the directory is vast, and the Programs are diverse. You'll ﬁnd courses of study for every level: from vocational studies to associates, bachelors, and graduate degrees. You'll ﬁnd the place to help you begin a career, or to help you navigate a change of career. It's daunting at ﬁrst, but click around and you'll ﬁnd the program that suits your needs.
The opportunities to learn and the chance to make professional contacts grows several dB at international conferences and conventions, and students members receive discounted access, so keep an eye on upcoming events. You'll ﬁnd Tutorials, Workshops, Master Classes and more that dig deep into topics you care about, no matter what speciﬁc areas of audio interest you: live, studio, music, tracking, mixing, mastering, video post, sound design, game sound, hardware, software, design, marketing, research and development, manufacturing, etc. It's all there and accessible by any Student Member of the AES who takes advantage of the discounted student registration.
Audio pioneers and leading practitioners share their experiences through the AES Live video collection. Content at all levels of sophistication flows in from worldwide AES events and AES Live specific production, featuring best practices, audio fundamentals, workshops and audio history.Explore
The AES Job Board is the definitive professional audio job list. From product design to sound design, from research to sound reinforcement, from recording to virtual reality, for every niche of audio, for every level of experience, the AES job board is the place to take the next step in your career, or your next employee.Find Jobs
Student Design Competition winner interview - Charles Holbrow
Student Design Competition winner interview - Adam Szwajcowski
Interview with Student Recording Competition Finalist Hugo Véjar
Interview with Student Recording Competition Finalist Fryderyk Hoang Dong