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TWIP: The Week in Preview

December 15 - 19, 2017



Agri-Industry Career Fair: Wed. Jan. 24, 2018-11 am - 4 pm, K-State Student Union—2nd Floor
This is a great way for students to learn more about careers in agriculture and meet with employers to discuss internship or full-time employment opportunities!
  • Make sure your resume showcases your skills and abilities effectively. Schedule an appointment with Mary Ellen Barkley through your Handshake account at www.ksu.edu/careercenter
  • The Career Center also has drop-in hours, M-TH, 12-4, beginning Jan. 16
    • Drop by Weber Wednesday on Jan. 17 from 11:30-1:00 pm in the Weber SW Lobby for a first-come-first serve resume review.
    • Mary Ellen will also be doing drop-in resume critiques on Tues., Jan. 23, Weber Heritage Room from 6:00-8:00 pm, during the Ag Student Council Hot Cocoa Social.
    • Review these tips: http://www.k-state.edu/careercenter/students/events/careerfairtips.html

"Meet and Greet the Industry Night", hosted by the Horticulture Club is Tuesday, January 23 at 6pm in TH 1014. Following the 5-minute presentations there will be a mix-and-mingle in the TH lobby—food will be provided. The following companies will be attending this super event.
KAT Wholesale Outdoor------LandCare -----Level Green Landscaping-----Munie Greencare Professionals-----Ryan Lawn & Tree -----Schendel Lawn & Landscape-----Turf Solutions-----Southern Botanical-----The Greensman-----KSU Research and Extension-----Andy's Sprinkler & Drainage
This is the night prior to the CoA career fair, be sure to bring an updated resume. For complete details, please contact Hort Club VP, Madi Culley, mculley@ksu.edu


Cait Carlson, Tyler Clements, Kolby Reed and Diana Vazquez were recently awarded scholarships from the Kansas Arborist Association—well done! Scholarships ranged from $1000.00 to $2000.00.

It is not too late to become a member of the K-State Landscape Contracting Team for the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) held March 13-17, 2018. Just let one of the following people know before leaving for break. A $50.00 deposit is required. Dr. Davis: gdavis@ksu.edu or Dr. Lavis: clavis@ksu.edu. You can also visit with the NCLC student leaders, Cait Carlson, Katy Doll and Paul Knackendoffel. The next meeting is January 30 at 5:15pm in TH 2024. Full registration must be paid at this time.

Scholarship Opportunities

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

Perennial Plant Association: Scholarship Program: Due February 1, 2018. Scholarship recipients receive full access to the entire 6-day Perennial Plant Symposium educational sessions, tours, trade show, and complimentary lodging, in addition to a $1000 stipend. Students enrolled in a two or four-year program are eligible to apply. Applications for the 2018 Program to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina. http://www.perennialplant.org/index.php/awards/scholarship

Horticulture Scholarship of the Western Reserve Herb Society $7500 Award. This horticulture scholarship is open to citizens of the United States who have completed the 2nd/Sophomore year of undergraduate study. The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university and have achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or above. The scholarship award of $7500 will be made to the student who demonstrates financial need and plans a career in horticulture and allied fields. The award will be sent directly to the financial aid office for payment toward tuition and books. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate exceptional dedication to horticulture and whose career goals may involve work in areas such as teaching/research, the public or nonprofit sector, or sustainable agriculture. Deadline—February 28, 2018. http://www.westernreserveherbsociety.org/scholarship-programs/

The Irrigation Foundation scholarship program is now open! The Irrigation Foundation scholarship program was established to develop and administer an awards program to promote the study of and careers in the irrigation field. The program will provide meaningful financial support for the education of worthy scholarship candidates. The Irrigation Foundation scholarships (ranging from $1,000 to $2,500) will be awarded based on the student's letter of intent, financial need, reference letters, resume and list of irrigation-related courses taken or enrolled in. Requirements: Have taken or be currently enrolled in a class with irrigation-related curriculum. Have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Demonstrate financial need. Deadline— February 15, 2018. http://www.irrigation.org/Foundation/Students/Scholarship-Program/Foundation/Students/Scholarship-Program.aspx

Internship Opportunities

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Employment Opportunities

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Contact Information

Cathie Lavis - Associate 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