Louisiana Land-Grant Ag Career Prep Week
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. 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 Thursday, October 8, 2020.
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!
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.
LSU Students:Schedule an appointment through the LSU Navigate app. From 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
- Morning Drop-In Hours, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Add to Calendar!
- Afternoon Drop-In Hours, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Add to Calendar!
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Textiles, Apparel Design & Merchandising Careers in California Virtual Roundtable
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Central Time), hosted via Zoom
Explore careers in fashion, textiles, apparel design and merchandising in The Golden State, while gaining valuable career advice and alumni connections.
Ag Careers in California Virtual Roundtable
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Central Time), hosted via Zoom
An agriculture degree can take you anywhere, but for this event we are highlighting California ag careers. Hear from our panel of LSU and Southern University 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 Handshake
Network with potential employers and develop connections while browsing future career paths.
Career Fair Student Information & Next Steps!
- Upload your résumé to Handshake and mark it as Visible: Employers and schools will use your résumé to learn more about you than what you may have time to share in a session. Learn how to upload your résumé to Handshake, then learn how to mark your résumé as Visible.
- Sign up for Group or 1-on-1 Sessions: By October 13, employers and schools will have their schedules ready for you to sign
up under the event in Handshake. Check back often for more opportunities.
- 1:1 Sessions are 10-minutes long for one student and one employer or school representative.
- Group Sessions are 30-minutes long for up to 50 students.
- Sign up for sessions by logging into Handshake to access the event page here.
- You can sign up for a session up to 1-minute before it begins!!
- Watch this VIDEO: How to sign up for sessions in Handshake
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.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Louisiana Land-Grant Coffee Chat
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Central Time), hosted via Zoom
Join us for an interactive discussion about the history and future of Louisiana's Land-Grant Institutions, led by representatives from the LSU College of Agriculture and Southern University College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Science.
Dr. Orlando McMeans
Chancellor of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center and the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences
Dr. Phil Elzer
Executive Associate Dean of the LSU College of Agriculture and Department Head for the LSU School of Animal Sciences
Dr. Renita Marshall
Vice-Chancellor of the Southern University AgCenter
Dr. Amanda L. Martin
Assistant Dean of the LSU College of Agriculture
Thank you to our Career Prep Week Sponsor: