CSU, Chico

Agricultural Career and Internship Fair Connects Students, Employees

Agricultural Career and Internship Fair Connects Students, Employees

California State University, Chico’s College of Agriculture hosted its 13th annual career and internship fair on Feb. 17 at the University Farm pavilion. Forty-seven companies attended the event to recruit students, including gold sponsors Foster Farms, Harris Ranch, J.G. Boswell, The Morning Star Company, Nationwide Agribusiness, Rabobank, Tanimura & Antle, and the Tremont and Lyman Groups. Students from CSU, Chico, Butte College and Shasta College attended and connected with the potential employers. 

Like many alumni in attendance, Ashley Pipkin was back at the career and internship fair as a recruiter, having first attended as a student, where she initially connected with her employer, Tanimura & Antle, a produce company based in the Salinas Valley.

“I credit the College of Agriculture's Career and Internship Fair with launching my career when I was a student at CSU, Chico,” she said. “Three years later, I still work for the same company that I first met face-to-face at the career fair.”

Pipkin is now on the lookout for talent to join her company.

“Not only is the College of Agriculture growing in enrollment with almost 900 students this year, the students are continuing to prove to be extremely bright, motivated, and personable,” she said. “I cannot express enough how beneficial this event is to both employers and students.”