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Calling the World’s Future Project Leaders—Launch Your Career with PMI.

So you’re studying project management, building a project skillset, or maybe just learning about how project work can propel your career. 

As the leading global community for project managers, PMI offers industry-recognized tools, credentials, and programs to help students learn, grow, and unlock professional opportunities at school and after graduation.

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What is Project Management?

Great ideas don't make themselves. It starts with projects—temporary efforts to achieve a goal. Projects drive change, and project management is the skillset that leads projects to success.

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25 million project leaders are needed to meet global demand by 2030.

More relevant than ever

Organizations use projects when they need to adapt to change and execute new ideas. Today — due to tech advances, globalization, and disruption — demand for project managers is higher than ever before.

A leadership role

Project teams are made up of all types of professionals, but all projects need leadership to take them from start to finish. Project managers work to ensure that the project team meets its objectives on-time and on-budget.

Vision + execution

Strong project managers are visionary, analytical, organized and driven. They use business acumen, people skills, and knowledge of ways of working to develop plans, keep teams on-task, and navigate roadblocks.

Transferable to any industry

The world runs on projects — and we use them in every part of our lives. Project management grows career possibilities as a set of skills that applies across industries, from transport to tech, sales to social impact, and more.

PMI Student Membership

Step Into Your Future

Access the career tools, opportunities and professional network to unleash your project management potential—all at a unique student price.

4 Steps to Launch Your Project Career


Get Connected

Take advantage of exclusive student pricing to join our global community and get access to opportunities, events, and student resources to take you to the next level.

Become a Member


Guide Your Development

Take the free Career Navigator self-assessment and get matched to actionable next steps to grow your career and meet your professional development goals.

Take Assessment


Prove Your Capabilities

Earn the updated Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification to highlight your skillset and stand out from the crowd as you enter the job market.

Earn the CAPM®


Unlock Opportunities

Browse and apply for exclusive jobs and internships from participating employers across the globe on the updated PMI job board. Discover your next role.

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Global Accreditation Center (GAC)

Assuring Excellence

GAC accreditation assures that project management degree programs are relevant, student-focused and accountable. Visit the GAC website to discover the benefits of attending an accredited program and find a list of universities with GAC-accredited degrees.

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Join the Community

Get guidance from over 650,000 peers and mentors and learn more about project leadership careers across the globe.

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Earn Your Place

Join the millions of professionals worldwide who certify their professional abilities with PMI certification.

Certification Framework


Attend An Event

Connect. Learn. Discover opportunities. Meet up at a live or virtual PMI event.

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Start Volunteering

The PMI volunteering community wants you! Prove your capabilities, show leadership, and drive real-world impact.

Give Back 

PMI has provided me with a network of like-minded, passionate project management professionals with whom I can share my ideas. I love being a part of the PMI Next Gen Insight Team as I see it as a wonderful opportunity through which I can champion the work readiness and skill development of young project management professionals.
Jessica Borg
Lecturer at the University of Melbourne
PMI allowed me early on in my career to understand that there was a group that had the tools and the resources and the support that I needed in order to continue to develop my career. It was a place where I was able to pick the brains of multiple people across the industry.
Dr. Kenneth Harris
NASA Project Engineer
PMI helps me to work collaboratively with different professionals around the world who seek fairer and more equitable opportunities for everybody. PMI allows me to develop and improve my leadership skills and broaden my perspectives in order to make a positive impact in my country and Latin America.
Cristhian Jimmy Ortiz Elizarbe
PMP, Founder & CEO Learn and Share English


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Project Management Professional Certification Holders


25 million new project professionals needed by 2030

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Get the tools, recognition, and network you need to make an impact as a project professional. All for a special student price.

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