Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chico State to host ag career day

From the California State University-Chico College of Agriculture:

California State University, Chico College of Agriculture will host the 8th annual Career and Internship Fair for students and alumni on Feb. 16 at the University Farm Pavilion. The Career and Internship Fair begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. Thirty-five companies will be on hand to recruit students, including Monsanto, Agri Beef, Pathway to PCA, Dow AgroScience, Rabobank, E & J Gallo, Driscoll’s and Harris Moran Seed Company.

Whether students are looking for a summer job or a career path, the Career and Internship Fair has been a proven success in connecting student jobseekers with potential employers from a broad range of agricultural occupations. Simmie Stayer, a senior majoring in animal science, learned about JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding Company at the Career and Internship Fair in 2010 and ended up spending her summer and part of the fall semester interning at the company’s Colorado feed yard. “The internship helped me figure out what I want to do in my career,” Stayer said. “I’m looking forward to going back to JBS Five Rivers as a management trainee when I graduate.”

Part of the continued success of the Career and Internship Fair is due to the preparation and capability of the CSU, Chico students who attend. Joshua Green, research assistant with Monsanto, said his company has had success in finding summer interns at the Career and Internship Fair. “The Chico State students have been among the greatest interns we’ve had the pleasure to work with,” Green said. “We’ve found them to be bright, capable, hard working and able to pick up new tasks quickly.”

For more information about the Agriculture Career and Internship Fair and the registered companies visit or contact Susie Funk at 530-898-4262.

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