Career Prep Week 

Louisiana Land-Grant Ag Career Prep Week

November 1–5, 2021

Hosted in partnership with the LSU College of Agriculture and Southern University College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences, Career Prep Week provides students from both of Louisiana's Land-Grant Institutions with an opportunity to build on their professional development skills and network with potential employers. First-year students 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 by Thursday, October 28, 2021

Monday, November 1, 2021

Career Closet Pop-Up Shop

3:00–5:00 p.m., hosted in the Human Ecology Building Lobby

Students in the College of Agriculture are invited to shop FREE, gently used professional clothing items in our first-ever Career Closet Pop-Up Shop! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Virtual Speed Networking

5:30–7:00 p.m. (Central Time), hosted via Zoom

Students from LSU and Southern University are invited to this virtual speed networking social 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. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Résumé Review Drop-in Hours

12:00–4:30 p.m., 150 Woodin Hall Conference Room

Stop by for a one-on-one resume review from our career services staff! Or take advantage of one of our virtual options below. 

Virtual Résumé Drop-Off

Busy schedule? No problem! You can submit your résumé and/or cover letter anytime throughout the year to our virtual résumé drop-off. After submitting a member of the LSU College of Agriculture career services team will review and provide edits and suggestions via email. Expected turnaround time is 3–5 business days, and may be longer during Ag Career Prep Week (Nov. 1–5, 2021). 

Submit Your Résumé Here

Virtual Résumé Review Appointments

LSU Student can schedule a one-on-one résumé or career appointment through the LSU Navigate app. From the appointment menu, select Academic Advising > College of Agriculture > Internship / Career.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Etiquette Dinner

5:00–6:30 p.m., The Cook Hotel & Conference Center, Noland Laborde Hall
*Registration Required - October 28 Deadline!

Held the evening before the Ag Career Fair, this is an opportunity to network with employers while enjoying a gourmet meal and a guided dining etiquette lesson. The event is free to attend for students, but space is limited! 

Etiquette Dinner Student Registration

Friday, November 5, 2021

Ag Career Fair

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., LSU Student Union Royal Cotillion Ballroom

Preview Employers in Handshake

Free Professional Headshots

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., LSU Student Union Royal Cotillion Ballroom

The LSU College of Agriculture is offering free professional headshots for students during the Ag Career Fair. As you prepare to enter the workforce a professional headshot is always great to have on hand!

Ag Alumni Speaker

Teresa Thomas, Founder of Crazy Plant Bae

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., LSU Olinde Career Center Classroom (in the Union across from the Ballroom).


Employers & Industry Partners

Please join us for the following Career Prep Week events! Career Prep Week is all about helping students hone their professional communication skills, and make career-related connections outside the classroom. The support and participation from alumni and industry partners is what makes this program truly special.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
Hosted via Zoom

Join us on Zoom for 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.


Thursday, November 4, 2021
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
The Cook Hotel & Conference Center, Noland Laborde Hall

One of the highlights of Career Prep Week is the annual Etiquette Dinner. Hosted the night before the Ag Career Fair, this is a networking event for students to meet potential employers and alumni. Table sponsorships, as well as individual tickets are available.

Etiquette Dinner Registration

Friday, November 5, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
LSU Student Union Ballroom

Interact LSU and Southern University undergraduate and graduate 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

For more information, contact

Lindsey Kelly
Director of Alumni Relations & Career Development
225-719-0267 (cell)

Ashley Grant
Manager of Internships & Student Engagement
225-257-5590 (cell)