We believe your college experience is the beginning of your future career. Your experience as a student in the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is yours to create, and therefore, so is your career. Be the master of your craft and create it with care and intentionality. The information and resources included on this site are intended to guide you through the process of intentionally creating your future career as a part of your college experience. Regardless of the work you have or have not exerted already toward developing your career, you will find recommendations in the following pages targeted at helping you continue your personal creation of your future success. Recommended tasks for identifying career options, succeeding academically, developing a network of connections, building professionalism skills, acquiring career-related experience, and applying for future opportunities are all detailed, including the purpose behind each recommendation and the path for how to fulfill each recommendation.
Career & Professional Development Activities
AFA Policy Institute, Food Science Institute, & Technology
Dec 01, 2016from Dec 01, 2016 12:00 AM to Dec 02, 2016 12:00 AM
- Students interested in attending the AFA Policy Institute must apply and be selected for industry sponsorship. Sponsorship includes program registration and materials, lodging, transportation between meeting locations and meals throughout the Institute. Travel to the Institute, including parking and ground transportation is not included. To be eligible, students must have previously attended AFA Leaders Conference.
Graduate Student Etiquette & Networking Program
Jan 24, 2017Jan 24, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM — 101 Wes Watkins Center ,
- Join us for an evening of eating, networking and learning at the CASNR Etiquette Dinner. Open to all CASNR graduate students. Learn reception and dining etiquette, as well as appropriate networking strategies. There will also be a panel discussion with advanced degree professionals about the value and importance of "leadership" development.
Summer Camp Job Fair
Jan 26, 2017Jan 26, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM — OSU Colvin Recreation Center,
- Come meet with students interested in summer camp job opportunities.
AFA Animal Institute Applications
Jan 27, 2017Jan 27, 2017 12:00 AM
- Students interested in attending the AFA Animal Institute must apply and be selected for industry sponsorship. Participants are selected based on industry and leadership involvement, career goal and articulation of the benefit of the program to their career development. This opportunity is currently available to full-time students pursuing a 4-year degree with intentions on entering the workforce in an agricultural related profession. Sponsorship includes program registration and materials, lodging, transportation between meeting locations and meals throughout the Institute. Travel to the Institute, including parking and ground transportation is not included.
AFA Food Institute
Jan 29, 2017from Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM to Jan 31, 2017 11:55 PM — Chicago, Illinois ,
- If you are interested in learning more about what it takes to get food on your table, this Institute is for you! What happens after the raw ingredients leave the farm? From production and processing to R&D and marketing to packaging and everything in between, AFA Food Institute delegates are sure to leave with a broader picture of the food industry.
Financial Discussion for Soon-to-Be Graduates via AgChat
Feb 08, 2017Feb 08, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
- #AgChat takes place on Twitter, a free social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read short messages known as “tweets.” Tweets are 140-character posts sent by each Twitter user to the author’s subscribers, or followers. Each Tuesday, members of the #AgChat community are invited to convene online 8-10 p.m., Eastern for a “streaming” Twitter feed. Chats begin with 15 minutes of networking (please introduce yourself and your interest in agriculture as well as your name, brief job description), followed by questions the community sends to the moderator in advance on the topic of the week. The chat is fast-paced, insightful and, often, colorful. The final 5 minutes is reserved for “pitching.” Participants can plug their blog, site, product or ask for feedback on a business-related idea.