The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is holding its largest job fair ever. On October 15 more than 230 companies and organizations will participate in Ag Career Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center at ISU. The event is open to the public.
"This continues to be an amazing time for students in agriculture and related life science areas," says Mike Gaul, director of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services. "The growth of this event and the number of new companies that will be in attendance is a testament to the quality of students and programs associated with the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences."
This event grows larger every year, and more new companies will be on-hand this time, too -- talking to students about jobs and careers
The job fair provides an opportunity for all Iowa State students to meet with recruiters on internships and full-time positions available with agribusinesses, commodity groups and governmental agencies. Many students from campuses of other universities and colleges across the country attend what is known as the largest career fair of its kind.
Ag Career Day on October 15 kicks off an extensive day of on-campus interviews the following day, on October 16. Gaul says more than 80 interview schedules have been established and there will be nearly 700 individual interviews conducted. A list of the organizations and companies recruiting at the event is available here.
National Pork Producers Council president Howard Hill to present Deal Lecture at ISU October 9
In other ISU news, Howard Hill, president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council and strategic counsel to Iowa Select Farms, will present the 2013 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 9 at Iowa State University. He will present "Entrepreneurs and Leadership in the Swine Industry" at 7 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union on campus. The event is free and open to the public.