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 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 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020 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 on line 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 virtually during the IPPE Marketplace, January 26 - 28, 2021, Tuesday afternoon, all day Wednesday, and Thursday until noon.
We understand that this program is critical to the industry and are excited to host this year's virtual edition.
The fee for USPOULTRY Producer Member Companies and Producer Member Companies of our IPPE Partners (NAMI and AFIA): $100 (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.
Photo: Guillermo Tellez, University of Arkansas - 2020 Student of the year, with Jarod Morrison, Farbest Foods; Hector Gonzelez, Tyson Foods; Zach Hurd, Rose Acre Farms.