Already 252 organizations have committed to the job fair, approaching the record 277 from last year, said Mike Gaul, director of career services for the college. Interviews scheduled for the following day will likely exceed the nearly 950 that took place last year.
“The event speaks highly to the quality of students and programs associated with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,” Gaul said. “Given the economic conditions associated with many sectors of the ag industry, we are extremely pleased to host such a large and diverse event this year. As one might expect, registration numbers are down a bit for companies in the equipment/technology sectors but we are pleased to have several new and diverse companies in attendance this year.”
The event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center, located at 518 Beach Rd. on the Iowa State campus.