Students speed date their ideal career in agriculture

July 13 / 115

Ros Gall, Director of Dookie campus, addressing attendees.
Ros Gall, Director of Dookie campus, addressing attendees.

About 140 Bachelor of Agriculture students gathered at the University’s Dookie campus for a networking event with agriculture industry representatives last week.

The event gave students an opportunity to ask experienced members of industry what working in their field was really like, as well as discussing options for their industry internship subject which is part of the second year of the Bachelor of Agriculture program.

Industry representatives from Devondale, Elders, Grad Link Agribusiness, Glencore Grain/ Glancore Xstrata, Kagome, NAB, Reid Stockfeeds and Rimfire Resources attended the event.

Students formed small groups and moved to a different location to hear about each industry and ask specific questions.

Ms Ros Gall, Director of Dookie campus, said the event was an annual Career and Industry Night which let students make the best degree subject choices for their career of interest.

 “We are very grateful to all of the industry representatives who come along to our careers evening as their advice to our students is so valuable,” Ms Gall said.

“The event is also a chance for students across all three years of the Bachelor of Agriculture degree to come together and network, sharing study and internship experiences.”

The coming weeks will also see the Bachelor Agriculture students attending their intensive subjects at the Dookie campus, using the working farm resources on-site.

Topics include Precision Agriculture, Land Survey Techniques, Farm Mechanisation and exploring research techniques including data acquisition and analysis.

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