At FGS, we’re always on the lookout for new people to join our team. That’s why we’ll be spending the day at the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Career Fair on Wednesday, April 19th. The annual career fair runs from 10 am to 3 pm, offering the next generation of agribusiness professionals a chance to connect with companies that can put those newly-acquired skills to use.

“California Polytechnic State University has some great degree programs for ag students,” says Cherry Hurtado, the senior specialist at FGS’ Talent Acquisition department. “These career fairs give us an opportunity to introduce ourselves, meet those students, and explain who we are and what we do. We want to get to know them, and we want them to get to know us.”

For Hurtado, the spring career fair at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has become an annual tradition. Year after year, she sees more and more student engagement. “Last time, I took over 200 fliers with me, and every student I spoke with walked away with one,” she remembers. “I ran out of them. I ran out of a whole box of business cards, too. I may need to bring 300 fliers this year! If I come back to my office with nothing in my bag, that’s a sign of success because it means everyone stopped by my table, everyone picked up a flyer, and everyone went home with a business card.”

Students who stop by Hurtado’s booth at the Cal Poly Spring Career Fair can also ask questions about FGS’ new internship program, which officially launches this summer. Hurtado hopes that the summertime internship, much like the Spring Career Fair itself, will become a yearly tradition. “We’ll be offering internships in a couple different departments,” she says. “We’ll have some openings in marketing and HR, as well as irrigation, finance, and strategy. There’s a lot of room for interns this summer.”

Hurtado doesn’t want any potential applicants to feel intimidated. “Students don’t need to bring anything to us besides their resumes,” she assures. “We just want them to be ready to tell us about themselves, their degree, and what they’re looking for. We want to have a conversation.”

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