Robert Ivy is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. Have masters in architecture from Tulane University and a bachelor degree in English from The University of the South.

In the year 1996 Robert started landing on jobs like he was the editor in chief of Architectural Record. And also he was the vice president and editorial director of the McGraw-Hill Construction Media. He also took part in choosing Frank Gehry to design the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. He received Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.

Joining a professional society has several benefits like educational programs and a chance to network and also opportunities to build credibility. Other companies also prefer school and on the job training as it helps for the employees to learn what to do on their specific job positions thus making their responsibilities easier as per 2010, the United Nations had over 92000 trade and professional associations whose work is to recruit individual workers.

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Through research associations find get information so as to decide what data and tools they should avail on their website, newsletters and webinars. Another time that is ideal for knowing how work is done your department is during the annual host parties. At this time you get to meet with other peers and leaders who work in the same department and swap ideas. According to the CEO of AIA, it can also help you if you looking for a job to get news on any job openings.

Subscription to memberships also provides a platform which informs you when there are job openings available. One can also show commitment to industries by membership. This is because some societies give you more consideration when you have licenses and memberships as it shows you have reached a certain level of professionalism. According to Robert Ivy, architects associations represent values and to be a member you adhere and are accountable.

Joining an association is important as it boosts your power thus providing it with resources and a rise in its influence. Trade associations are more into political lobbying and professional societies have branches that are involved in the decisions maid. Robert Ivy says that architects might be small in number when comparing them to other professions but they have a louder voice. He continues to add and say they have an advocacy organization that affected the tax legislation.

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