The USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program connects hundreds of talented, bright college students seeking professions in the poultry industry with HR managers and recruiters. It is the most efficient and effective way for the poultry industry to find managers of the future and has been a vital part of many companies' hiring process for nearly 50 years. It is one of the largest career events of its kind for students seeking professions in the industry. Held annually during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), this program allows producer member companies of USPOULTRY and our IPPE partners (NAMI and AFIA) and allied companies to interview top students from many universities at one time, at one location. And such a large number of students offers an extensive variety of majors and qualifications.
The program, scheduled January 30 - February 1, 2018, is 100% funded by the USPOULTRY Foundation. Interview sessions will be held Tuesday afternoon, all day Wednesday, and Thursday until noon. In addition to benefiting the industry, the program is an excellent learning opportunity for the students to see the latest technology and advancements in today's production and processing industry. Students graduating between September 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018 will be available to interview. Also, students seeking internships will participate.
Participating universities include, but are not limited to:
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
  • Alcorn State University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff
  • Arkansas State University
  • Auburn University
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • California State University - Fresno
  • Clemson University
  • Crowder College
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Emmanuel College
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • Iowa State University
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Kentucky
  • Louisiana State University
  • McNeese State University
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Mississippi State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of North Georgia
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • Radford University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Tennessee - Martin
  • Texas A&M University
  • Virginia Tech
  • University of Wisconsin
Companies that sign up to interview will be provided:
  • Interview booth(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the Expo
  • A resume database of students planning to interview
  • A list of the participating universities
  • A table in the Student Hospitality area to "showcase" your company to the students. Interviewers are encouraged to bring material describing your company.
  • Complimentary registration for interviewers. (If registered through the College Student Career Program.)

Photo: 2017 College Student Career Program

Students/Universities, contact Brittany Woods, bwoods@uspoultry.org, for participation information.