New Organizations to Recruit at Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Job Fair
January 21st, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The spring version of Iowa State University’s agriculture and life sciences job fair Feb. 3 has attracted a group of new employers recruiting students.
“What is most exciting is that 20 percent of the organizations scheduled to participate were not at the fall career day or have never recruited here before. This is certainly very encouraging for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students,” said Mike Gaul, director of Career Services for the college.
The Feb. 3 career fair is the second of the school year. The fall event attracted a record 277 employers.
The upcoming fair has 110 employers scheduled due to space limitations in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union, a different campus location. The job fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is open to the public.
The college had an overall placement rate of nearly 97 percent for last year’s graduates. Of those, about 83 percent were employed, and the rest were continuing their educations or in the military. About 8.5 percent returned to a family farm.