What is the field of Talent Development?
The field of Talent Development is also referred to as Training and Development, Workplace Learning and Performance Improvement, and Organizational Development.In this profession, job roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
How does ATDChi support students?A part of ATDChi's mission is to bring new energy into the Talent Development Profession and to develop the future generation of Talent Development professionals. That is why ATDChi offers tremendous support for students.
Student DiscountsStudent Member is $45.00 (USD) per year compared to a regular membership of $99 per year.
Student have an opportunity to register for ATDChi events with significant discounts. ATDChi hosts numerous professional development events thought out the year.
ScholarshipATDChi's Dr. Deborah Colky Workplace Learning and Performance Student Award recognizes an exceptional graduate or undergraduate student in the Workplace Learning and Performance Profession.
Expanding Your NetworkATDChi also provides opportunities for students to find a Mentor within the organization.
As a student member of ATDChi, you will be able to access the Members Directory to be able to connect with the best professionals in the field residing in the Chicagoland area.
You will also be eligible to use our Career Center to view the latest job opportunities to which you can apply through our website.
MEET OUR STUDENT AMBASSADORS
Karalyn Falatovich is currently an undergraduate student at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, earning her Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development. Karalyn has maintained an active membership with ATDChi since 2016; early in her membership, she took on the role of Student Ambassador for ATDChi's pilot program. She worked to coordinate events in classrooms and on campus, focusing on connecting directly with her fellow students to share information about the organization. Additionally, she wrote an article featured in Training Today that discussed some of the benefits of membership with professional organizations for students, specifically. She is thrilled to continue serving as a student ambassador through the spring 2017 term. Her goals for this term include beginning an ATD club on campus at DePaul, and building a framework for future student mbassadors to use in order to begin clubs at their respective campuses. Of her experiences as both a member of ATDChi and volunteer student ambassador, Karalyn notes that the connections she has made with other members ("shout out to my mentor and the fall 2016 WLPI group!") have been most fulfilling. She shares that her experiences have given her a unique perspective towards volunteerism and professional development that she is grateful for, and will take with her throughout her career.
Mary Hauser is a current graduate student in the Master of Arts in Training and Development (MATD) program at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She earned her bachelor’s in English from University of Illinois at Chicago. She has spent the last decade working in the nonprofit sector specializing in international education, as well as in higher education in the Chicago area, where she has had the opportunity to develop her training and operations skills. She is also a volunteer with the Jane Addams Resource Center in Chicago, where she tutors students in ESL, Adult Basic Education, and GED. Her interests in the field include content development, talent development and change management. This is her first semester as a student ambassador and looks forward to promoting knowledge and awareness of ATD amongst her peers and colleagues.