Career Prep Week | LSU College of Agriculture

Career Prep Week

Career Prep Week provides students with an opportunity to build on their professional development skills and network with potential employers. Freshmen through seniors are encouraged to participate in these events.

Students, alumni, employers, and faculty interested in participating in any of the events throughout the week should register at the link below by Friday, October 9, 2020. 

Career Prep Week Registration

Resume & Cover Letter Review

Perfect your resume and cover letter before attending the Ag Career Fair and other Career Prep Week networking events. 

Option 1: Resume Review On-Demand 

Anytime throughout the Fall Semester (August - November), submit your resume and/or cover letter through our online form. A member of the College of Agriculture career services team will review, and provide edits and suggestions via email.
Expected turnaround time is 1 to 2 business days, so submit early as we expect a high volume of resumes during Career Prep Week!

Submit your Resume / Cover Letter for Review!

Option 2: One-on-one Resume & Cover Letter Review Appointments

Anytime throughout the Fall Semester (August - November) schedule a one-on-one virtual appointment with our career services staff. These appointments can cover resume and cover letter review, discussion of internships and job opportunities, career exploration, interview prep, and more. 

Schedule an appointment through the LSU Navigate appFrom the appointment menu, select Academic Advising > College of Agriculture > Internship / Career.

Option 3: 15-minute Drop-in Appointments

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, hosted via Zoom


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Ag Careers in California Virtual Roundtable

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Central Time), hosted via Zoom

A degree from the LSU College of Agriculture can take you anywhere, but for this event we are highlighting California. Hear from our panel of alumni as they share their experience living and working in California. Explore food, agriculture, environmental, and natural resource related careers in The Golden State, while gaining valuable career advice and alumni connections. 


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Wednesday Night Networking

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Central Time), hosted via Zoom

Hosted the night before the Virtual Ag Career Fair, Wednesday Night Networking is a virtual speed networking social for students to connect with employers and industry representatives. This is a great opportunity to preview companies that will be participating in the Ag Career Fair, as well as a way to polish your elevator pitch, practice networking, and gain career advice from industry representatives. 


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Virtual Agriculture Career Fair

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Central Time), hosted via Easy Virtual Fair

Network with potential employers and develop connections while browsing future career paths.

Register & Preview Employers for the Ag Career Fair

Career Fair Student Information

Business casual attire is encouraged but not required.

Students are encouraged to prepare a resume PDF file in advance and have it available for upload in the event that an employer requests a résumé for review. View tips on creating a strong resume. Students are also encouraged to update their profiles in Handshake and upload a résumé for approval in advance so they are prepared to apply for any jobs they learn about during the event. 

View employers: To view registered employers, login to Handshake online or through the Handshake Jobs & Careers App, click the Events tab, and click the fair you would like to view. View a support article to walk you through this process.


 

Thank you to our Career Prep Week Sponsor: 

 Campus Federal logo

Employers & Industry Partners

Please join us for the following Career Prep Week events! 

VIRTUAL Agriculture Career Fair
October 15, 2020

Interact with our 1,300+ undergraduate students pursuing internships or full-time positions within food, nutrition, textile, environmental, plant, soil and animal sciences as well as forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, conservation and natural resources management, business, fashion merchandising, and more.

Career Fair Employer Information

 Wednesday Night Networking
October 14, 2020
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. CST

Held the night before the Virtual Career Fair, Wednesday Night Networking is a virtual speed networking social for employers and industry representatives to connect with students. This is a great opportunity to help students polish their elevator pitch and networking skills, while sharing your career advice and information about your company or organization.

Employer Wednesday Night Networking Registration

 

Contacts

Lindsey Kelly
Director of Alumni Relations & Career Development
lkelly@agcenter.lsu.edu
225-719-0267 (cell)

Ashley Grant
Manager of Internships & Student Engagement
agrant12@lsu.edu225-257-5590 (cell)