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Spring Career Expo; Job searches rev up as new semester gets under way

Spring Career Expo; Job searches rev up as new semester gets under way

Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will host a Spring Career Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 26) at the university’s McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. This year’s Expo features company representatives from nearly 30 businesses eager to meet and schedule Tech students for potential interviews.

Noting the difficult economic times, officials with Texas Tech University Career Services strongly encouraged students seeking jobs to bring updated resumes and to dress professionally. Among the companies scheduled to attend are:

  • Advanta US., Inc.
  • ARMtech Inc.
  • Attebury Grain
  • B.E. Implement
  • Bartlett and Company
  • Cactus Feeders
  • Cal-Maine Foods Inc.
  • Cargill
  • City Bank Texas
  • Crop Quest Inc.
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • Gavilon
  • GEA Food Solutions North America, Inc.
  • Halliburton
  • JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding
  • Monsanto
  • Oklahoma State University Master of International Agriculture Degree
  • Orthman Manufacturing
  • Seaman Crop Consulting
  • Texas Christian University Ranch Management
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • U.S. Army
  • USDA Farm Service Agency
  • ValleyCrest Landscape Companies
  • Wilbur-Ellis Company
  • Worldwide Rental Services
  • Wylie & Son Inc.

Texas Tech University Career Services views a student’s career development as a part of the student’s overall college and life experience, added Director of University Career Services Jay Killough. “Our primary focus is to assist in career development and education,” he said.

The office provides an extensive list of online jobs and on-campus interviews through RaiderJobs, as well as career counseling for students to explore those factors that influence career decisions. Officials note that Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to visit with many employers at one time,” Killough said, “and it’s important for our students to make a professional first impression on prospective employers.”

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Cindy Akers, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or

0218NM14 /Editor’s Note: For more information on RaiderJobs, click


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