USDA-AMS hosting Workshops during the month of September & USDA, Forest Services hosting a tabling event on September 12!
Representatives from the USDA will be hosting three workshops during the month of September. These workshops prepare students to apply for federal positions via USAjobs. Students looking for work for the federal government are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities. See workshops below. You are not required to attend all three –you can pick the ones that best fit your needs. We do ask that you RSVP for the seminars by clicking here.
• September 12, Building a Federal Resume, 12 pm, 218 Upchurch Hall
• September 19, Navigating USA Jobs, 12 pm, 218 Upchurch Hall
• September 28, Panel Discussion, 4 pm, 207 Comer Hall
** USDA, Forest Service** will have a table in the lobby of Comer Hall on September 12 from 10 -11:30 am . They will also be speaking about the Forest Service at the noon workshop in 218 Upchurch Hall.
USDA-Farm Service Agency hiring Farm Loan Officer Trainees
USDA Farm Service Agency is seeking to fill three Loan Assistant/Specialist. The
Pay Plan-Series-Grade is GS-1165-05/07/09. The Open Period: 08/25/2022 to 09/12/2022 . Locations: New Brockton, Alabama and Rainsville, Alabama
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City of LaGrange seeking Horticulturist
The City of LaGrange, GA is seeking to fill the position of Horticulturist II. The salary would be DOQ, but quite competitive. Click here to learn more about the position. You can also learn more here.
SOSEA, USA Inc. seeking Ag Engineer
SOSEA USA Inc. is a global service company concentrating largely on cotton ginning and seed preparation with customers mostly in Africa. Our parent company SOSEA is based in France. They are currently based in Phenix City AL with thier office and warehouse but that will soon change as they move to Savannah GA. SOSEA is actively looking for an AG Engineering graduate to take an active role in our supply efforts and at the same time working toward being able to support customers in Africa and other places with cotton gin maintenance and at some point, as the need arises, cotton gin erections. They actually have two potential positions. One as Sales Engineer and the other as Warehouse Associate. They work closely with Lummus Corporation, a cotton gin manufacturer, also based in Savannah.
USDA, NRCS seeking to fill Soil Conservationist Positions
The following vacancy announcement has posted to USAJOBS for Alabama!
Title: Soil Conservationist
Grade and Series: GS-0457-5/7/9 FPL
Total # of Vacancies: 9 vacancies – Bessemer, Eutaw, Fayette, Evergreen, Huntsville, Jasper, Selma, Scottsboro, and Opelika, AL
Open Period: Friday, September 2, 2022 to Monday, September 12, 2022
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Ag Alumni Mentoring Program Applications — 100 spots left!
150 Alumni Mentors to choose from — Applications close on September 30
Are unsure of exactly what you can do with you degree? Or do you want to learn more about the agricultural industry? What better way to learn than to experience it with someone working in the industry. The College of Agriculture invites you to apply to be a part of their Ag Alumni Mentoring program for the 2022-23 academic year. During this nine month program students will have a deepened knowledge of the industry, have a network of alumni to aid in their career exploration, and have the opportunity to job shadow, network, and tour the agricultural industry. Students will have their resumes critiqued by the industry, be provided job shadowing experiences, participate in networking events and be invited to enroll in our AGRI 4970 –“Goodness of Fit” Career Planning Course to be taught in the spring by Mr. Sam Johnson, retired Exxon Mobil Executive. To apply simply click here. In the application you will be able to see the available mentors in the program. Unsure if the program is for you or have questions about the program? Contact Megan Ross.
Our Work Film featuring Five Points Farm, Petals from the Past, and the student experience premiering on September 23
The College of Agriculture invites students, faculty, and staff to attend the screening of our first Our Work film of the fall semester. The 30-minute film will feature Five Points Farm, a vineyard in Five Points, AL; Petals from the Past, an orchard in Jemison, AL, and College of Agriculture students. We’ll tour the farms and talk to students about how operations like Five Points and Petals from the Past have enhanced their student experience. Following the film we’ll have a Q&A panel to answer questions about the film. The screening will take place in 246 Funchess Hall from 12 pm -12:50 pm. Lunch will be provided to attendees. RSVP here.
Check out last year’s Our Work films here.
Make plans to attend our Career Fairs on September 27 and 29
Whether you are looking for internship, a full-time job or just wanting to learn more about the industry, students are invited to attend one or both of our Career Fairs on September 27 and 29. Over 65 companies will be in attendance at both fairs. Bring your resume, dress in your best attire and come meet with industry professionals. Both fairs are taking place from 1 – 4 pm at the AU Alumni Center. Be sure the have your resume looked at on at the Ag Peer Mentor Resume event on September 19. Check their instagram @agpeermentors to learn more.
• Horticulture Career Fair (open to all majors), Tuesday, September 27 from 1 -4 pm at the AU Alumni Center. Click the link to see what companies are attending
• College of Agriculture Career Fair (open to all majors), Thursday, September 29 from 1-4 pm at the AU Alumni Center. Click the link to see all the companies attending.