College Student Career Program (CSCP)

  • About the College Student Career Program

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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 over 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 three-day program 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 2, 2022 and December 31, 2023 will be available to interview. Also, students seeking internships will participate.

Eligible students include current sophomores through graduate students from two and four-year colleges and universities, majoring in:

  • Accounting
  • Ag Economics
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Engineering
  • Food Science
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Poultry and Animal Science
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • ...other related studies

The program begins in early October with student resume submission (electronically). Companies sign up online to participate and once the company signs up, they receive the electronic resume database to begin their search for qualified students. Interview sessions will be held during IPPE, January 30 - 31, 2024, Tuesday afternoon, all day Wednesday, and Thursday until noon.

Participating universities include, but are not limited to:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
  • Alcorn State University
  • Arkansas State University
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • Athens Technical College
  • Auburn University
  • California State University - Fresno
  • Clemson University
  • Crowder College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Eastern Oklahoma State College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Kansas State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • McNeese State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Florida
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • University of North Georgia
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Tennessee at Martin
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Virginia Tech
  • West Virginia University
  • Wilkes Community College

We understand that this program is critical to the industry and are excited to host this year's program in-person.

Program Fees:

The fee for USPOULTRY Producer Member Companies and Producer Member Companies of our IPPE Partners (NAMI and AFIA): $150 (USD)
The fee for non-member and allied supplier companies: $500 (USD)

The program is available only to companies in the United States and Canada.

For further information or student inquiries, contact Barbara Jenkins,

Photo: Michelle Sutton, Texas A&M University - 2022 CSCP Student of the Year award, with Dr. Alice Johnson (left), Butterball LLC, and USPOULTRY board member and College Student Career Program Advisory Committee chair, and Kendall Layman, Cobb-Vantress, Keynote Speaker.