ATLANTA — Students from a variety of Ph.D. and vet school programs recently attended the third annual Ph.D. and Vet Student Career Fair, held during the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga. The career fair is sponsored by the USPOULTRY Foundation and the Poultry Science Association (PSA) Foundation.
This unique program is designed to better serve USPOULTRY member companies and allied suppliers, particularly involving, but not limited to, companies such as those involved in genetics, health, pharmaceutical and nutrition. It allows Ph.D. and vet students to become familiar with the poultry and allied industry career opportunities that are available to them. Further, this opportunity is provided in one place at one time in conjunction with the International Poultry Scientific Forum, conveniently benefitting these exceptional students and industry companies seeking talented employees to provide for their next generation of scientific leadership.
“We are pleased with the number of Ph.D. and veterinarian students that participated in the third year of offering this program,” said John Prestage, Prestage Farms, and USPOULTRY Foundation chairman. “This is a terrific service our two organizations, the USPOULTRY Foundation and PSA Foundation, can provide to the poultry and allied industry.”
“We really enjoy watching the companies and students engage in conversations that can help define career path decisions for the future”, said PSA Foundation Chair Chris Knight. “In fact, this year we had a participating company representative, who was a student participant just last year, giving advice to this year’s students! This is just what we are looking for with this event!”