All prospective members go through a highly selective admissions process. Once selected as an EANJ member, each member holds a category within the organization. Individually the member representative is the principle, or interest-owning partner of that firm. No other competing firm is permitted membership.
You are welcome to attend two meetings as our guest. At that point, if you’re interested in pursuing membership, you will submit an application and it will be reviewed, then submitted to the admissions committee. A date will be picked for you to go for an admissions interview. The process is as follows once accepted as a candidate:
If you have attended two meetings before submitting your application, you do not attend meetings while your application is being reviewed. You will hear from our Executive Director once the board votes on your application.
Prospective companies may send two people to these meetings in any combination, but at the time of the interview, applicant must decide who will be designated rep.
In the event that two applications are submitted for the same category, both companies will be interviewed thoroughly and the best one with the best fit for EANJ will be accepted.
Once you have been accepted as a member, you will be assigned a “mentor.” This person will meet with you outside the meetings as well as during the meetings to ensure you are learning about the group, getting to know other members, and are understanding the ins and outs of how our organization works, making sure you are getting value from the group and know how to give value as well. Also, as a new member, remember that our full time Executive Director is at your disposal to answer any questions or help you in any way she can.