In the next five years . . .
We will have more people retiring from the ag sector than incoming employees to fill their positions. What can we do about that?
Career Connections can help students with the following:
- Introducing positions that are not traditional “ag” jobs
- Locate and secure internships
- Identify events and conferences that connect to a student’s chosen pathway
- Provide opportunities to visit with industry professionals; to ask questions and learn more about educational commitments and work/life balance
- Encourage students to split up when they go to conferences and meetings; to meet new people and not only make connections, but follow-up on those connections.
Are you an advisor or faculty member looking to get your students more involved in the ag industry?
Kansas Corn’s Career Connections team can provide an on-campus or virtual visit to give students an opportunity to learn about the corn industry and the multifaceted career paths it provides. Our program can also bring local industry professionals to your campus. Whether you’re looking to open minds in a classroom or at a club meeting, scheduling a Career Connections event can benefit you. The process is simple, fill out the request form below and let us help you plan the rest.
- Stephanie Eckroat, Ellis County Collegiate Farm Bureau Coordinator
We had a great turnout and students took away some valuable information. Everyone that presented encouraged students to take more ag business classes and diversify more. It was nice to hear what others had done since graduation, and it was really cool to have some FHSU Grads available for the discussion.
Request an on-campus or virtual visit!
In the Classroom
From first-year discovery classes to senior seminars; all students are able to benefit from networking and career information. We will work with you to coordinate a classroom speaker or panel of professionals to attend a classroom lecture and connect with students. We can cover a wide range of topics in and out of agriculture or you can request a specific focus area for your classroom such as finance, science and technology. We can provide students with an understanding of the possibilities available with a career agriculture. Students can ask questions, gain career and internship advice, network with a variety of industry professionals and learn about Kansas Corn collegiate programs and scholarships.
At a Club Meeting
In need of a speaker during on of your organization or club meetings? Our goal is to connect students in your organization with industry professionals and expose them to future career opportunities. Students benefit from the networking and career information these events provide. We can help coordinate a speaker or panel of professionals to attend your meeting or event. We can cover a wide range of careers in and out of agriculture or you can request a specific focus area for your group in agriculture. We can provide students with an understanding of the possibilities available with a career agriculture. Students can ask questions, gain career and internship advice, network with a variety of industry professionals and learn about Kansas Corn collegiate programs and scholarships.
Connect with the industry online! Students can interact with industry professionals virtually by asking questions and exploring career opportunities in agriculture. Virtual meetings are an everyday event for many companies, and this allows students to experience communications technologies they may use in their future careers. This also a great alternative if an on-campus event does not work with your group. We’ll coordinate a Zoom meeting with a guest speaker in an area of interest you choose. Students will be able to interact with industry professionals and gain an understanding of the possibilities available with a future career agriculture. Students can ask questions, gain career and internship advice, network with a variety of industry professionals and learn about Kansas Corn collegiate programs and scholarships.
Careers in Corn
Learn more about careers that involve corn through the Careers in Corn page. Featured are professionals in the many sectors of the corn industry, this is a great resource for students and educators.
Check out these videos featuring our Careers in Corn program!
Dive Deeper into the Corn Industry
Learn more about our Kansas Corn Collegiate Academy.