SAF Student Member Benefits
Join the Society of American Foresters and you can:
- enhance your professional skills
- build networks with experienced natural resource professionals
- identify potential employers
- gain exposure to a variety of specialty fields within the profession
- access to information and resources to facilitate your schoolwork
- acquire a unique edge in today's competitive job market
Here's what you get as a student member...
Get technical expertise
- Interact with people who represent the diversity of the profession
- Meet potential employers at local programs
- Attend SAF's annual National Convention where hundreds of students take advantage of the unique opportunity to meet and learn from seasoned professionals
- Participate in events at a fraction of the cost of the Professional Member fee.
Access leaders and experts in the profession by joining a Working Group
- forest ecology
- wilderness management
- economy and law
- urban and community forestry
- fire management
- remote sensing and GIS
- wildlife and fish ecology
- soil conservation
The Journal of Forestry
is the most widely read forestry periodical in the world–and free with membership. You also receive The Forestry Source
, the newspaper that covers the latest critical issues affecting natural resources and what's happening inside SAF.
Visit the student area
Develop your leadership skills
- Interact with students in the SAF social networking site designed for students. Upload video or pictures, post questions, or event info. Learn what other chapters are doing
- Find jobs and internships with the SAF online Career Center
- Build your resume in the online database for employers to find.
- Access thousands of articles and resources for school projects.
Find a career or get a scholarship
- Become active in your school’s SAF Student Chapter or in a local SAF unit and acquire the vital skills that employers are seeking.
- Leadership skills are critical to your future career development and SAF’s annual Leadership Academy will be a tremendous benefit to you!
Engage in your organization
- Attend the annual Job Fair at the national convention where many employers anticipate hiring right-on-the-spot.
- Apply for scholarships provided by Ben Meadows and the Diversity Committee
- Participate in your student chapter by helping with events and issues specific to your area.
- Engage in the National Student Congress (NSC), which meets annually to shape the direction of Society programs and activities.
- Attend National Convention where you can meet other students and forestry professionals from across America.