Students make up nearly one third of the AAR membership. There is a Student Director on the Board. The Student Advisory Liaison Group (www.aarweb.org/students) reports to the Student Director to assure input from a wide variety of opinions. Most major graduate institutions have a representative in the SLG. The SLG guides the AAR in designing programmatic responses to the needs of student members. In and through the SLG, the AAR alerts students to current trends in scholarship and teaching, provides them with opportunities to become acquainted with life-minded colleagues, and helps them to navigate the shoals of entrance into the profession.