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MTSU agriculture students have virtual career fair opportunity

MTSU School of Agriculture students and others across campus will have an opportunity to participate in an upcoming virtual Agriculture Career Fair.

The event will be held online from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. To register and for more information, visit www.mtsu.joinhandshake.com.

Virtual Career Fair graphicThe career fair will assist agriculture students and others in connecting and networking with companies for full- and part-time jobs and internships. Any and all MTSU students are welcome to participate.

Participating employers will include ADM, Aviagen Inc., EFC Systems, Farm Credit/Mid-America, H&R Agri-Power, Landscape Workshop, Medxcel and the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative.

Dr. Jessica Gentry Carter, director, School of Agribusiness and Agriscience

Dr. Jessica Carter

“Although we would prefer to host this event in person, we are happy to have an alternative virtual event for our employers and students,” said Jessica Carter, director of the School of Agriculture. “We hope that this event will lead to internship and employment opportunities for our students at some of the best agricultural companies in our region.”

Agriculture is partnering with MTSU’s Career Development Center to hold the event.

Jeanette Stevens

“All of the employers are definitely hiring,” said Jeanette Stevens, recruiting coordinator for the Career Development Center.

Stevens manages daily recruiting operations through the career-networking app Handshake and coordinates on-campus interviewing and recruiting event management.

MTSU began collaborating with Handshake in 2020 to provide students and alumni with more than 1,000 opportunities in job searches and events hosted by companies locally and nationally.

The MTSU School of Agriculture, which has about 450 students this spring and 19 full-time faculty, is one of 11 College of Basic and Applied Sciences departments.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)


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