Produce Marketing Association Career Pathways Program

Interested in learning how to put your technology, engineering, business or liberal arts degree to work?  The Center for Growing Talent by PMA is offering a unique program to UD students called “Career Pathways Program” in conjunction with the New England Produce Council (NEPC) Annual Produce and Floral Expo.

This year’s Career Pathways program will be held Monday, September 11 – September 13, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.  A faculty advisor will accompany students on this trip.  Selected students will be interviewed immediately upon applying.

This is an all-expense paid opportunity (housing, meals and transportation) for you to learn about a myriad of career opportunities within the produce & floral industry.  It an awesome opportunity to network with over 200 employers, attend professional development workshops, etc.  Attendees will be assigned a senior level manager to serve as your mentor during the Expo.

All majors are welcome to apply.  If interested, log into Handshake and apply for Job # 741715

This is not a permanent job…it is an experiential learning opportunity for you to learn about the myriad of career opportunities in the produce industry.  There is no GPA requirement necessary to participate in this event.

Previous participant, Courtney Mainwaring 18’ stated:

Attending the New England Produce Council’s Produce and Floral Expo through the Produce Marketing Association Foundation in Cape Cod, Massachusetts was an incredibly valuable experience! I learned more about the produce industry–its culture, employment opportunities, challenges, etc. — networked with experienced and passionate professionals (ranging from producers to distributors to brokers), met and connected with students from other universities, and toured a local organic farm. Each day, the PMA Foundation scheduled lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities surrounding education about the produce industry. They also paired us each with a mentor to walk the expo floor with on the last day. I am honored to be able to share the connections I have made with other UD students and aid them in finding a job in the produce industry- whether they study agriculture, business, or even psychology!

Click on the link below to learn what UD students had to say about the Pathway program.

http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2015/jun/pma-tech-knowledge-062315.html

Deadline to apply:  Friday, May 12th.

Workshops at the Career Services Center

Craft the Perfect Resume!
Come learn how to perfect your resume! Find out what to include, how to format, and what employers are looking for! It is never too early to start – all class years are welcome!
Thursday, November 17th from 2 – 3PM
Thursday, December 1st from 3:30 – 4:30
Wednesday, December 7th from 2 – 3PM

Handshake 101
Is Handshake confusing you? Come to this session to learn the best ways to utilize the Handshake system. Find out how to apply to jobs, internships, get your resume uploaded, develop your profile, and gain access to a ton of great resources! Bring your laptop to follow along!
Wednesday, November 30th from 2 – 3PM
Thursday, December 8th from 4 – 5PM

All workshops take place at the Career Services Center

Career Fair Prep

Prepare for the Science, Technology and Engineering Career Fair
Monday, September 19th
3:30-4:30pm
Career Services Center Workshop Room

Come learn how to best prepare for the upcoming Science, Technology and Engineering Career Fair. Learn how to approach employers and the best way to communicate your skills. Open to Engineering, Technology, Health, and Science career communities.

Employer Resume Reviews for Environmental & Science Careers

Get your resume reviewed by the experts!

Prepare for the upcoming Fall Career & Internship Fair, September 21 & 22.  Network with employers actively recruiting for job & internship opportunities!

Employer Resume Reviews for Environmental & Science Careers
Tuesday, September 13th
1pm-4pm*
Career Services Center, 2nd Floor
Employer Participants: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Frontier Scientific, US Army Health Professions, or WuXi AppTec.

Dress: BUSINESS CASUAL

BRING A COPY OF YOUR RESUME!
*Follow these steps CAREFULLY to sign up for a 15-minute time slot: 
1-       Log into Handshake at  https://udel.joinhandshake.com/
2-       Click on the INTERVIEWS tab on the left hand side
3-       In the keyword search, type in: Resume Reviews for Environmental & Science Careers
4-       Click Apply
5-       Click Continue (no need to upload your resume)
6-       Select a time slot of your preference with the appropriate employer of the page and click on “Take Slot”. Please be sure to look at the Employer Name and majors requested. DO NOT sign up with an employer if you are not that major!