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AMS Employees Head Southwest to Scope out the Talent at a College Career Fair

Posted by Karen Comfort, Special Assistant to the AMS Administrator in Initiatives
Mar 29, 2012

On March 14-15, employees from the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) participated in the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Employment Extravaganza in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Thanks to advertisements in the school newspaper and other local media outlets, the event had a great turnout.  The school’s career office passed out plenty of literature to make sure the students and their potential employers made solid connections.  AMS was one of nearly twenty organizations, spanning from local government offices and non-profits to large Fortune 500 companies like Walmart, to attend the school’s last career fair of the academic year.

New Mexico State University is a land-grant institution known for its top-notch agricultural curriculum and diverse student body, so the AMS team met with undergraduate and graduate students in all of the university’s disciplines.

An organization that supports several agricultural commodities and works with all segments of the industry, AMS seeks highly qualified students from a variety of fields and backgrounds.  Our organization has much more than your traditional ag-related positions.  We offer opportunities in information technology, budget analysis, science, business, communications, and so much more.  Whether you are into marketing and research or even laboratory analysis, AMS has an opportunity for you.

We attend events like NMSU’s Employment Extravaganza because we get to meet with bright, talented individuals who bring innovative ideas that are cultivated in the university setting. Traveling to this event proved to be right on time, as we are gearing up for the 2012 summer internship season.  After meeting with several students at the NMSU Employment Extravaganza and at other events, AMS is convinced that there are some strong prospects for the 2012 AMS summer intern class.

Currently, the agency has several opportunities where students can jump start their federal careers or just get a taste of the professional work environment.  We are excited about the upcoming internship season and encourage all students to consider a position here at AMS.

Category/Topic: Initiatives