CSU, Chico

10th Annual Career and Internship Fair a Success

10th Annual Career and Internship Fair a Success

The California State University, Chico College of Agriculture hosted its 10th annual Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 13 at the University Farm Pavilion. Thirty nine companies, including Foster Farms, Harris Ranch Beef Company, Tanimura & Antle, Rabobank N.A., the Morning Star Company, Beneficial Insectary, and J.G. Boswell Company attended the event to recruit students.

Hundreds of students from Chico State as well as Butte College and Shasta College attended the career fair to network with the attending companies and look for potential jobs and internships.  Entry-level jobs and internships were offered for a broad range of career pathways, including animal science, plant science, agriculture business, marketing and others.

Graduating senior Jimmy Bennett attended his third agriculture career and internship fair this year. “Competing against your peers at the event can be difficult. But it would be even more difficult to go out into the industry after graduation looking for a job without the contacts we are able to make at the career fair,” said Bennett. “Even if you don’t immediately get offered a job or internship, going to the career fair gets your name out there, and you get the opportunity to network and promote yourself professionally.”

Junior agriculture business major Amie French stated, “In this increasing competitive job market, creating those contacts and personal communication with industry personnel gives us students a chance to become more than just a resume and application in an employer’s eyes and puts a name to a face. Additionally, the career fair provides students many opportunities to find a career path and a company related to the career they’re interested in.”

February 19, 2013