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Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-4004

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Ag News Now

Career Center Tip

Summer!! Nearly here. Are you working, taking classes, or traveling? Whatever your activities, summer is a great time to develop the skills that employers are looking for. 

Below is a list of the top 10 skills employers seek on a resume, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2017 Job Outlook survey:

  1. Ability to work on a team
  2. Problem solving
  3. Communication skills (written)
  4. Work ethic
  5. Communication skills (verbal)
  6. Leadership
  7. Initiative
  8. Analytical/quantitative skills
  9. Flexibility/adaptability
  10. Detail oriented

As you develop these important skills, keep notes on your key projects and experiences. And when you get back in the fall, don’t forget to meet with an advisor at the Career Center to ensure that your resume showcases your skills in the best way possible.

International Opportunity

The International Atomic Energy Agency located in Vienna, Austria is currently looking for a Junior Professional Officer in plant pathology and weed science. This is a 2-year opportunity for a young US Citizen up to the age of 32 years old and holding a university degree. Learn more about the IAEA and the position here.

Animal Agriculture Alliance's Stakeholders Summit

Attend the Animal Agriculture Alliance's 16th annual Stakeholders summit May 3-4 in Kansas City. The program's theme is "Connect to Protect Animal Agriculture #ActionPlease2017." Some of the sessions include dealing with activist investors, slow-growing chickens, working with biased media and marketing without disparaging. Find the full program here, and make sure you register to attend

Summer Position Available

Crockett Harvesting, a small, family run business is looking for 1-2 people with experience in farming to help harvest throughout the summer. If you have questions, contact Jeremy Crockett at (620)352-0629.

JBS Trainee Program

JBS offers a Trainee Program that aims to enhance the current leadership skills through corporate training sessions, give a 12-18 month rotational training experience to determine best career placement along with competitive pay and benefits. Apply online at jobs.jbssa.com or reach out to Development.Programs@jbssa.com.

National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship

The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship Foundation will be awarding five $2,500 scholarships to students interested in the fields of poultry science, food science. agricultural economics/marketing, food marketing and related poultry and business fields of study. Applications and a letter of recommendation must have been sent to the NPFDA office no later than May 31, 2017. Transcripts MUST arrive by June 10.

Find a copy of the application here.