Tuesday, September 8, 2009

John Brown Scholars-Finding Career Success

As a college student, I've been involved in lots of things. Campus organizations, internships, and part-time jobs have kept me busy during my time here at Mizzou. Of all these great experiences, I'll say the John Brown Scholars program tops my list of greatest experiences when it comes to career opportunities.

Who doesn't want to meet potential employers and learn what it takes to succeed in the professional world? This week-long opportunity partners CAFNR students with leading companies working in agriculture, food, and natural resources.

You'll have the chance to explore the real-world, while applying the lessons you learn in class everyday. Not only did I learn valuable professional lessons, but I really enjoyed the helpful insight and advice from recent graduates who are now young professionals with full-time careers.

So how can you get involved? Simply turn in your cover letter, resume, and list of three references by noon, Thursday, October 15 in 2-64 Agriculture Building. A panel will review the resumes and hold interviews October 20-22.

Here are the qualifications for the program:
  • Be of junior or higher standing (at least 60 hours completed by end of fall semester) and enrolled in CAFNR.
  • Have a 2.5 minimum GPA while enrolled at MU.
  • Be available the entire week of the program (Jan. 10-15, 2010).
  • Have completed Ag Econ 1041 and 1042. (Ag Econ 2183 is highly recommended.)
Don't have 60 hours of college credit, yet? I encourage you to check out the Dickinson Scholars program, which is a great stepping stone to get involved in John Brown Scholars. I participated in this program during January 2008, but read about the 2009 program here.

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