Student Development Working Group


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Welcome to the SDWG Homepage

The Student Development Working Group promotes increased student awareness of TWS membership benefits, works to expand knowledge and technical capabilities of student members, and helps prepare student members for professional wildlife careers. The working group facilitates networking between students and experienced TWS members by hosting meetings, workshops, poster sessions, a mentoring program, and a student chapter leaders’ breakfast. The working group also selects the recipient of The Wildlife Society’s Student Chapter Advisor of the Year Award.


  • Vote now for the new SDWG officers! The Student Development Working Group officer election is now open. Please login here and vote for the next Chair-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. Voting will close on August 21.
  • Read the latest SDWG newsletter (May 2017) – The Student Chronicles – Click here to read it!
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  • The Student-Research-in-Progress poster session at the TWS Annual Conference
  • The Student Leader’s Breakfast at the TWS Annual Conference
  • Student Mentoring at the TWS Annual Conference
  • Judging the student posters and presentations at the TWS Annual Conference
  • Selecting the Student Chapter Advisor of the Year