Agricultural and Natural Resources Career Fair to be Held Jan. 28

Monday, January 12 2009


Jan. 12, 2009 Written by Jessica Berwick MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will host local and national employers for an Agricultural and Life Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Natural Resources Career Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m in the Student Union Building Ballroom. This annual event is an opportunity for students to meet with recruiters hiring for summer jobs, internships and full-time positions. “With the weakened economy and rising unemployment, students are entering an extremely competitive job market,” said Suzi Billington, director of Career and Professional Planning. "For students to be successful in their internships or job searches, it is important that they take advantage of every opportunity for face-to-face time with employers. These are the employers who are hiring and many of them will be able to offer internships, seasonal work and career positions; this fair is not just for seniors." Employers scheduled to attend the career fair include: Argo Engineering Inc., Land O’Lakes, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Syngenta Seeds, Archer Daniels Midland Company, CHS Inc., Del Monte Foods, EcoAnalysts Inc., Idaho Department of Fish and Game, McCain Foods, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Idaho Department of Lands, Forest Capital Partners LLC, Pace International LLC, Western Farm Service and many more. This event is open to all students and alumni. The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, College of Natural Resources, and Career and Professional Planning are co-sponsoring this event.
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About the University of Idaho Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 150 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu. Contact: Jessica Berwick, Career and Professional Planning, (208) 885-2100, jberwick@uidaho.edu



About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.