Membership in the Society of American Foresters is especially useful to students and recent graduates. A common cliche among job hunters goes, "It's not what you know but who you know." I like to think that our profession, with its well-respected SAP accreditation of forestry programs, stresses education over contacts. But even in forestry, the people you know can make a big difference in your Career.
Barber, John C.
"The Role of SAF,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 70
, Article 9.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol70/iss1/9