Agriculture Career Day to be Held at Iowa State Tuesday

October 15th, 2003

AMES, Iowa — The biggest agriculture career day in the nation will be held next Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus. The event will bring about 125 employers to campus to recruit students and graduates.

Mike Gaul, agriculture career services director, said this year's event attracted 18 new companies. He said the event kicks off a recruiting season for internships and full-time jobs and he's optimistic about the outcome.

"It's refreshing to know that even during a somewhat tight job market that our students are held in high regards by these companies," Gaul said. "Last year we had 76 companies conduct about 1,500 interviews on campus and a high percentage of those were during the fall semester."

More than 1,100 students, alumni and others interested in agricultural careers attend. Gaul said he's received a few calls from students on other campuses who want to attend the event. A list of employers planning to be on campus for career day can be found on the Web at http://www.ag.iastate.edu/careerservices/ag%20career%20day.html.

Agriculture Career Day is organized by Iowa State University's College of Agriculture career services office, agricultural student council and the agricultural business club, both student organizations. For more information call agriculture career services at (515) 294-4725.

Contacts: 

Mike Gaul, Agriculture Career Services, (515) 294-4725, mikegaul@iastate.edu
Barbara McManus, Agriculture Communications, (515) 294-0707, bamcman@iastate.edu

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