Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS) and the LSU College of Agriculture will co-host the Virtual Louisiana Land-Grant Ag Career Prep Week.
The event will be held October 13-16, 2020 and will provide the agricultural students from the state’s two Land-Grant Institutions with an opportunity to gain professional development skills and network with potential employers.
“Students should start career planning as early as freshman year,” said Dr. Renita Marshall, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Services/ Associate Dean of the SU CAFCS. “The goals of the virtual Land-Grant Ag Career Prep Week are to provide CAFCS students with the tools, guidance and opportunity to create and follow a career path, assist students in transitions from college to work at all levels, and introduce students to the many different careers within Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences,” added Dr. Marshall.
The prep week will include:
- · Virtual Agriculture Career Fair
- · Roundtable discussions on Ag Careers
- · Virtual speed networking social
- · Louisiana Land-Grant Coffee Chat with the Dr. Orlando F. McMeans and Dr. Phil Elzer
“The Ag Career Prep Week will also give students an appreciation of what the land-grant status means and how they and their chosen field work together to create stronger communities,” expressed Dr. Marshall.
Students, alumni, employers, and faculty interested in participating in the Virtual Louisiana Land-Grant Ag Prep Week should register by Thursday, October 8, 2020.