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TAG: Student Career Days

Throwback Thursday: May 2007

April 17, 2014By

The Green Industry is by no means mum on its efforts to attract younger generations to the business, especially in regard to convincing them there is, in fact, rewarding career opportunities here. Look no further than the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Student Career Days (SCD) that was held last month at Colorado State University. Then there’s that National Landscape Architecture... read more

PLANET Student Career Days set at Colorado State University

January 15, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) 38th annual Student Career Days is slated to take place March 20–23 at Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, Colo. Registration is open now for companies to attend. Student Career Days attracts 850 horticulture and landscape students from more than 65 schools to test their skills in real-world, competitive events and to interview with... read more

April Web Extra: Student Career Days more than just a job fair

May 21, 2013By

Nearly 900 college students from around North America descended upon Auburn University’s campus recently for an annual event that always draws crowds—the Professional Landcare Network’s Student Career Days. The networking event brought landscape students from 63 universities together with some of the biggest names in the business. For established landscape companies, Student Career Days is an important event. Coming here... read more

The old college try

April 17, 2013By

There’s a lot to be learned from student business owners who have found success. Wesley Chiles was young enough to have a lemonade stand. After all, he was 10 years old making $35 in cash mowing a neighbor’s yard. At age 12, he got his first riding mower. He was too young to drive a car, yet he suddenly found... read more

Beware the angry football fan

March 9, 2013By

Here’s a picture of one of two famed oak trees that stand at Toomer’s Corner, the gateway to the Auburn University campus. For 130 years, the two trees provided a stately welcome on the campus to students and visitors alike. The oaks symbolized the university’s school spirit, and it was a longstanding tradition at Auburn to drape them heavily in... read more

Student Career Days an education

March 8, 2013By

OK, I’m all about Student Career Days. There’s really no other way to say it. Hosted by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the networking event for college students seeking to enter the landscaping industry drew nearly 900 students from every corner of the country this year, not to mention Canada. The Auburn University campus was a beautiful backdrop to this year’s... read more