Career Prep Week | LSU College of Agriculture

Louisiana Land-Grant Ag Career Prep Week

Louisiana Land Grant Ag Career Prep Week LogoHosted 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. 

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. 

LSU Students: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

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.

Preview Employers and Sign Up for Sessions!

Career Fair Student Information & Next Steps!

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. 


Orlando McMeans








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

Phil Elzer








Dr. Phil Elzer
Executive Associate Dean of the LSU College of Agriculture and Department Head for the LSU School of Animal Sciences


renita marshall







Dr. Renita Marshall
Vice-Chancellor of the Southern University AgCenter

 amanda martin







Dr. Amanda L. Martin
Assistant Dean of the LSU College of Agriculture

Thank you to our Career Prep Week Sponsor:

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Employers & Industry Partners

Please join us for the following Career Prep Week events! 

VIRTUAL Agriculture Career Fair
October 15, 2020

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

 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

Free Professional Headshots

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

Deadline to reserve a time slot is September 29.

Location: Lobby of Knapp Hall
Date: October 1
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Reserve a Headshot Time Slot


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

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