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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...

Networking opportunities
  • 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.
Get technical expertise
Access leaders and experts in the profession by joining a Working Group:
  • forest ecology
  • wilderness management
  • economy and law
  • urban and community forestry
  • silviculture
  • fire management
  • remote sensing and GIS
  • wildlife and fish ecology
  • soil conservation
  • climatology
  • recreation
Stay informed
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
  • 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.
Develop your leadership skills
  • 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!
Find a career or get a scholarship
  • 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
Engage in your organization
  • 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.

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