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Spring is the time to start exploring careers

Jan. 30, 2024
Two people behind a table talking to someone on the other side of the table.

Discover three actions students can take spring semester to get started in their career exploration.

Action 1 – Attend an upcoming career fair

The Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Career Fair is coming up on Tuesday, February 13, 1-4pm, at the Ohio Union.

"It will be a terrific opportunity for students to talk to environment and sustainability employers who are hiring for summer internships and for permanent positions," said Meagan Toohey, senior career counselor with the School of Environment and Natural Resources. "Even if a student is not yet looking for a job or internship, they will find the fair to be a good opportunity to network with employers, learn about possible career options, and find out what they can do to become a good candidate in the future."

A list of attending employers and more details can be found on Handshake at talking with employers who are standing at tables with posters and flyers at a career fair.

Action 2 – Make an appointment to discuss summer opportunities and jobs after graduation

Now is the time to apply for summer opportunities and jobs for after spring semester graduation!  "SENR and CFAES Career Services staff are happy to support students in this process…whether that’s figuring out how to start the search or some tips on where to look, polishing up a resume and cover letter, or practicing interview skills!" Career advising appointments can be scheduled online at

Action 3 – Expand your network

Spring Semester is full of opportunities to expand your network!  There is not just one way to network: it can look like getting acquainted with instructors and classmates in classes, attending events like conferences or Environmental Professionals Network breakfasts, volunteering time for an organization or cause, getting to know the people at work, or any other way you connect with others.  "All of these things can help grow your network, which can be a helpful resource when it comes your career," said Toohey.

Source: Meagan Toohey