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.
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.
For questions regarding the program and student inquiries, contact Jerrica Russaw, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Alessandro Rocchi, University of Arkansas, winner of the 2023 USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program Frank Perdue Scholarship Student of the Year award, with Randy Day (left), CEO of Perdue Farms.
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A Vital Program
“The USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program 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.”
The College Student Career Program sign-up button will become active beginning: October 16, 2023 9:00:00 AM EDT.
The fee for USPOULTRY Producer Member Companies and Producer Member Companies of our IPPE Partners (NAMI and AFIA): $200 (USD).
The fee for non-member and allied supplier companies: $500 (USD).
This program is available only to companies in the United States and Canada.
Eligible students include current sophomores through graduate students from two and four-year colleges and universities, majoring in:
- Ag Economics
- Food Science
- Human Resources
- Industrial Technology
- Information Technology
- Poultry and Animal Science
- Sales and Marketing
- Veterinary Medicine
- ...other related studies
Participating universities include, but are not limited to:
Alcorn State University
Arkansas State University
Arkansas Tech University
Athens Technical College
California State University - Fresno
Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Oklahoma State 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
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
West Virginia University