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TWIP: The Week in Preview

January, 2019
Pre-spring 2019 semester special addition


THINK ABOUT THIS: "It's not about what you "get" out of college that changes your life; it's what you are given. You gain authority not only over subjects, but over yourself. It's a triumph over ignorance and a refusal to be intimidated by the unknown." Gina Barreca


Agri-Industry Career Fair: Wed. Jan. 30: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm: K-State Student Union Ballroom
Here's what you can be doing now to get ready for this event:
  • Check out who's coming at the following link: https://ksu.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/5301/student_preview
  • For mobile viewing—download the Handshake app, log in, go to Events.
  • Once you've reviewed the list, if you're still wondering about which employers might be seeking students with your interests, contact Mary Ellen Barkley atmebark@ksu.edu
  • If you haven't had your resume reviewed recently, you can schedule an appointment with Mary Ellen through Handshake anytime between now and the fair. If you aren't in town, feel free to connect with Mary Ellen via email atmebark@ksu.edu
  • There will be a drop-in Resume Critique Session for College of Ag students on Tues. Jan. 29, 5:30-7:00 pm in the Weber Heritage Room.
  • It's good to have a brief introduction of yourself that outlines your major, experiences and interests. Try to deliver it in a "give and take" manner, rather than blurting it out all at once. You can open the conversation by asking the rep how they are doing, where they came in from and thanking them for being here. Then start your "pitch." If you want to practice or need help, contact Mary Ellen.
  • Over 20 of the companies attending the fair are planning to conduct interviews on the day after the fair. The list of those companies will be published on the Career Centers website after Jan. 17.
  • Check out the on-line version of the Career Center's Resume/Interview Guide for interview tips, or schedule a mock interview through Handshake.
HAVE QUESTIONS? Don't hesitate to contact Mary Ellen at mebark@ksu.edu


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Scholarship Opportunities

Contact Dr. Lavis with questions regarding scholarships: clavis@ksu.edu

Kansas State University Scholarship Applications are due February 1. To be considered for any departmental scholarships you must apply. Feb. 1 is the priority deadline for students transferring to K-State from another college. It is also the deadline for college and departmental scholarship consideration. https://www.k-state.edu/admissions/apply/deadlines.html
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is accepting applications for two floriculture/horticulture internship programs! The application deadline is March 1st Students will receive a scholarship upon successful completion of their internship. Questions, contact Dr. Williams: kwilliam@ksu.edu to learn more and apply online, visit endowment.org/internships.
KGCSA Cliff Dipman Internship Award: The KGCSA Cliff Dipman Internship Award consists of two $2,000 awards to Kansas State University students working at a golf course whose superintendent is a member of the KGCSA. One will be directed to a student doing an internship at a 9-hole golf course, and one doing an internship at an 18-hole facility. Applications will be reviewed by the KGCSA Board of Directors. All decisions of the committee will be final. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 30 of the year submitted. Requirements: • Must already be enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate turfgrass program at Kansas State University. • Must intend to complete a 3- or 6-month internship at a golf course in the state of Kansas whose superintendent is a member of the KGCSA. • One award will be available for a 9-hole intern and one for an 18-hole intern. • Return completed application to: KGCSA Awards Program, 1712 Claflin, 2021 Throckmorton, Manhattan, KS 66506 or cdipman@ksu.edu by March 15, 2019. • Applications can be downloaded from www.kcgsa.org. About the Namesake: Cliff Dipman was the Golf Course Superintendent at Manhattan Country Club for 31 years. He has served as a mentor to countless students who have become successful golf course superintendents in Kansas and across the United States. Year after year, Cliff recognized the importance of the internship in complementing academics. 
Annually up to forty-one (41) NGC Scholarships are available, each in the amount of $4,000. The
number of scholarships and their amount for each academic year will be determined annually. One-year scholarships are available to juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing a Master's Degree. For scholarship application and details, please contact Dr. Lavis, clavis@ksu.edu
Irrigation Foundation Scholarships: Apply by February 15. https://www.irrigation.org/Foundation/Students/Scholarship-Program/Foundation/Students/Scholarship-Program.aspx
The Professional Grounds Management Society is offering scholarships, be sure to read details. Applications due February 8. https://pgms.org/scholarship/

Internship Opportunities

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Employment Opportunities

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Contact Information

Cathie Lavis - Professor
Kansas State University
Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources
3736 Throckmorton Plant Science Center
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-1433 FAX: 785-532-6949