Student Activities

Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State goes far beyond the classroom. From extracurricular organizations to national conferences, TSM students have the opportunity to explore telecommunications in a number of different ways.

The Association of Telecommunications Systems Management (ATSM) is a student group dedicated to creating activities for TSM students. ATSM members attend monthly meetings with guest speakers, participate in trips to companies in the telecom field, help with Homecoming activities and events sponsored by telecom companies, and attend educational conferences.

In 2008, ATSM became the first International Telecommunications and Research Association student chapter, a move that helped gain national recognition for the TSM program.

During the spring semester, students have the chance to participate in the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA) National Student Case Study Competition. With the creation of academic forums, academic conferences, business internship programs and student chapters, ITERA creates a place for students, university faculty, and industry to gather and share information about the telecommunications field.

Patterns of Distinction
Each spring, students can get involved with Patterns of Distinction (POD). POD is a forum created for students, faculty, industry and government to gather and learn about security. The day is filled with presentations from select professionals, a keynote speaker, breakout sessions and networking with vendors from a variety of companies. POD gives students the opportunity to meet successful people in the telecom industry and hear their experiences in the field and network with them.