MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience students, especially upperclassmen, gained a greater insight into the job market with the recent sixth annual Ag Career Fair.
The event, held in the Tennessee Livestock Center, drew nearly 200 MTSU students and 11 companies and organizations.
“We were really pleased,” said Dr. Warren Gill, director of the school, which is part of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences. “Attendance was good with both employers and students, too.”
Gill said the event, held March 5, is both a career and an internship fair.
“I’ve never been to one,” said Ashleigh Nash, a junior agribusiness major from Bell Buckle, Tenn., talking about the career fair. I’ve learned a lot about internships and possible jobs, networking and the things I’ve never thought about before.”
Tyler Mowery, a senior animal science major from Ooltewah, Tenn., said the fair “gives a great opportunity for seniors and juniors to look at prospective jobs once they graduate.”
Companies or organizations attending included Farm Credit Mid-America, Kroger Manufacturing, Nashville Nursery, Neff Rental, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative, the Davey Tree Expert Co., Tyson Foods Inc., Tennessee State University’s graduate program, the College of Basic and Applied Sciences’ Master of Science in Professional Science program and U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Gill and the ag school coordinated the fair with MTSU’s Career Development Center.
For more on the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience program, visit www.mtsu.edu/abas.
To learn about other career fairs on campus, visit www.mtsu.edu/career/.
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)