The free Student E-membership type is open to full-time college students who are not gainfully employed.  AGA membership offers a great way for students to learn from and network with government accountability professionals involved at all levels of government – from the local to the Federal level. Our chapter includes members from entities ranging from City of Seattle, King County, and Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe; to the State Auditor’s Office and University of Washington; to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), US Department of Health & Human Services, and the Coast Guard. Luncheon meetings are an opportunity to meet and network with other government professionals.

Academic programs do not always provide many courses or opportunities to learn about government accounting and accountability careers, so AGA membership is a great way to fill that gap.  While we do not yet have a formal student and early career mentoring program, as a board, we would be happy to talk with interested students about careers in government, and about our own experiences in the field.  If there is a particular agency or career path you are interested in, we may be able to connect you with someone in our organization who works in that agency or career.  Please feel free to contact us at if you would like to learn more.

Other opportunities available to students include:

  •  National Academic Scholarships – academic scholarships for part-time and full-time freshmen, current undergraduates, and graduate students.
  •  National Collegiate Leadership Program – provides full-time college students with the chance to participate in the National Leadership Training (NLT) event.
  •  Government Case Challenge – teams of undergraduate students compete to analyze data for a specified U.S. state, city or county government and develop a Citizen-Centric Report (CCR).