Vet student

ATLANTA — The U.S. Poultry Harold E. Ford Foundation and the Poultry Science Association Foundation have announced the jointly sponsored Ph.D. and Vet Student Career Fair, which will be held during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), scheduled for Jan. 25 - 27, 2022, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.

The Career Fair will be held in room B309 from 8–11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, in conjunction with the International Poultry Scientific Forum. This unique program is designed to better serve U.S. Poultry & Egg Association member companies and allied suppliers, particularly involving but not limited to technology driven companies such as those in genetics, health, pharmaceutical and nutrition. The target participants are post-doctoral, early Ph.D. and vet students.

“We are pleased to again offer the Ph.D. and Vet Student Career Fair at the 2022 IPPE. The Career Fair is an excellent benefit that our two organizations can offer to the poultry and allied industries, particularly those with needs in genetics, health, pharmaceutical and nutrition fields. Held in one place at one time in conjunction with IPSF, this program conveniently benefits these exceptional students and industry companies seeking talented employees for their future scientific leadership,” said John Prestage, Prestage Farms and USPOULTRY Foundation chairman.

Career fair

USPOULTRY, through the USPOULTRY Foundation, hosts a well-established and highly successful College Student Career Program during IPPE. The integral components of this outstanding program include interview opportunities with member companies and exhibitors for summer internship employment and entry level career positions for B.S. and M.S. students seeking employment in the poultry production, processing and allied supplier industries.

The Poultry Science Association provides a career program focused primarily on academic career opportunities for graduate students, both M.S. and Ph.D., through the PSA website. The effort is supported by the PSA Hatchery, which is PSA's graduate student organization, and the PSA Foundation primarily through the Giesen Internship Program for aspiring graduate students in conjunction with industry partners, endowed undergraduate scholarships and through M.S. and Ph.D. Fellowships supported by Foundation donors through grants or endowments.

Each participating company will receive a table and two chairs. Each company is also encouraged to bring literature, pop up banners and/or other company information to give to prospective candidates. The deadline to sign-up is Friday, Jan. 7, and there is no cost to sign up and have access to this talent pool.

For more information on the program and to sign up, go to https://www.ippexpo.org/career-fair/. For further information or inquiries, contact Barbara Jenkins, bjenkins@uspoultry.org.

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