Iowa State University Ag Career Day Oct. 13 at New Location

September 21st, 2009

AMES, Iowa — The annual job fair hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is on track to equal the number of employers participating last year.

Ag Career Day will be Oct. 13 at the Lied Recreation Center, a new location with more room. The job fair will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Last year, 160 companies and organizations recruited job seekers, making it one of largest ever. There are 146 companies signed up so far for the event, which can be viewed at: http://www.career.ag.iastate.edu/agcareerday/career.php

"I am extremely pleased to have this many companies and organizations sign up for our event and I'm confident we should be in the 150-160 range once again," said Mike Gaul, director of agriculture and life sciences career services. "More importantly, this should send a strong message to our students regarding the great opportunities that exist within the agriculture and life sciences sectors."

Following the event the college hosts the busiest on-campus interview day of the year in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Last year more than 500 individual interviews were conducted, Gaul said.

Contacts: 

Mike Gaul, Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services, (515) 294-4725, mikegaul@iastate.edu

Ed Adcock, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communication Service, (515) 294-2314, edadcock@iastate.edu

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