Recent Graduate

Recent Graduate Member Category

OSA Recent Graduate Members are individuals who have completed a degree program within the last three years. Members qualify for this category immediately following the completion of their highest level degree.

Dues & Term Options for Recent Graduate Members*

$55 USD
$15 USD for recent graduates residing in an economically developing nation

$150 USD 
$45 USD for recent graduates residing in an economically developing nation

*Recent Graduate 3-year terms are only available upon graduation.

Effective 1 September, the Early Career Member Category will replace the Recent Graduate Category. A new! 5-year term will also be available.

OSA Member Benefits & Services

Recent Graduate members receive OSA Individual Member Benefits plus:

  1. Three years of discounted membership dues
  2. Exclusive in-person and online networking opportunities
  3. An opportunity to join the OSA Early Career Professionals Program and become an OSA Ambassador 
Activate your Recent Graduate Membership today!

*Pricing effective through 8/31/2017. Recent Graduate Members are eligible to vote in the annual election for OSA Vice President and Directors at Large.


"I was a student member of OSA, [and] I continued my OSA membership as a Recent Graduate because of the Young Professionals Program and the opportunities it provides. The YP Program got me involved in volunteering roles for OSA and helped build my professional network. I quickly realized the value of this and continued my OSA Membership."
– Arlene Smith, University of Michigan


"OSA Membership has had a great impact on my career. After graduating, I have been reading OSA literatures to inspire and stimulate ideas to resolve the problems in my job."
– Ming-Chuan Yang, Micron Technology, Inc.