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Agriculture, Natural Resources, Earth & Environment Community

Agriculture & environment


Explore potential careers and develop industry-specific skills for success in the Agriculture & Environment Community. The Career Center offers individual counseling, job and internship resources, networking events and professional development opportunities to help students succeed. Below is a quick snapshot of relevant industries, career outlook, community-specific resources and related Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) to help direct students along their career path in the Agriculture & Environment Community.

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OCCUPATIONS & BROAD INDUSTRIES:

  • Animal Care & Research
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural & Food Science
  • Agricultural Policy & Government Affairs
  • Agricultural Research & Development
  • Animal Production & Aquaculture
  • Atmospheric Science & Meteorology
  • Conservation
  • Crop Production
  • Energy
  • Environmental Policy & Advocacy
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Environmental & Outdoor Education
  • Environmental Science & Research
  • Food Production & Science
  • Forestry
  • GIS & Geological Sciences
  • Marine Science & Research
  • Plant Science & Research
  • Soil & Plant Science
  • Sustainability
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Wildlife & Land Management

 Agriculture & Environment Resume Samples

 

Recommended templates, additional samples and information on how to best craft a resume can be found here.

Agriculture

  • Agricultural College Council

  • Animal Science Club

  • Collegiate FFA (Future Farmers of America)

  • Deep Roots STEM Outreach

  • Entomology Club
  • Food Marketing Club

  • Food Science Club

  • Horticulture Club

  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources & Related Sciences

  • Wildlife Society

For more Agriculture RSOs, visit the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources webpage here.

 

Environment

  • American Meteorological Society Student Chapter

  • Earth, Ocean, and Environment Club

  • Geology Club

  • Students for the Environment

  • Teaching Renewable Energy, Environmental Effects, & Sustainability

 

General STEM

  • oSTEM

  • Scientista Foundation

     

To find out more about these RSOs and how to get involved, visit Student Central.

Agriculture & Environment Mentoring Program Information

This mentorship program runs the full academic year where students within the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources or the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment will be paired with an employer or alumni who is currently working in the student’s industry of interest. Once paired, it is the student mentee’s responsibility to initiate and plan each interaction with their mentor. The program is based on one meaningful interaction per month.
 

Sample topics to discuss or events to participate in:
 

  • Resume Review
  • Mock Interview Practice
  • Attend a Professional Conference
  • Job Shadow
  • LinkedIn Audit
  • Attend a Networking Event
  • 30-Second Commercial Practice
  • Industry Insights

Who Can Apply

Any student (undergraduate or graduate) in the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources or the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment who can commit to initiating a meaningful interaction with their mentor from September to May of the academic year. 


Important Notes to Mentees

Any professional pairing can be beneficial! We will do our best to pair you with a mentor who directly aligns with your professional aspirations, but that may not always be possible. However, there are always benefits that can be achieved with your time together. Perhaps they can connect you with an industry contact. You can discuss general career readiness, such as: resume reviews, LinkedIn review, mock interview preparation and general networking.


How to Make the Most Out of Your Mentorship

  • Be intentional.
  • Be prepared.
  • Be willing to try something new.
  • Ask for help and advice.

 

Questions?

Amber Ridgeway - aridge@udel.edu

Who Can Apply

Any employer or alumni who is currently working within the industry of Agriculture or Environment and would be willing to share their story, industry advice and assist a student with their career aspirations.

 

Top Industry Requests from Students

  • Veterinarian (Domestic, Equine, Livestock and Zoo)
  • Marine Science
  • Urban Planning & Disaster Mitigation
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Food Research & Development
  • Animal Science
  • Geology
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Policy


Activities to Participate In and Topics to Discuss

  • Resume Review
  • Mock Interview Practice
  • Attend a Professional Conference
  • Job Shadow
  • LinkedIn Audit
  • Attend a Networking Event
  • 30-Second Commercial Practice


Questions?

Jenni Kaper - jkaper@udel.edu
 

Do you know a current professional in an Agriculture or Environmental field that would be a great mentor? Or do you have a former student that’s now doing amazing work and would like to share their insights with current students as an alum? Please feel free to fill out this form with their information and we’d be delighted to reach out to them.

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AMBER RIDGEWAY
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TOP EMPLOYERS:

  • AECOM
  • Brightfields, Inc.
  • Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC)
  • Delaware Nature Society
  • DuPont
  • FMC
  • Frontier Scientific
  • Mountaire Farms
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Perdue Farms
  • Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research
  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Pennsylvania
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