Colleges collaborate to host Fall Focus Career Fair for student and prospective employers

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 12, 2005 – Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Natural Resources, College of Science, and College of Liberal Arts and Human Science are joining together to host the Fall Focus Career Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Squires Student Center, Commonwealth Ballroom. Students will have a chance to meet with prospective employers from more than 80 companies, hand out their resumes, build their personal network, and practice their communications skills.

Companies will be recruiting students for various positions including internships, co-ops, and full-time jobs.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, employers will have the opportunity to conduct interviews with students. Some companies will schedule interviews as they meet with students and some will contact students on Tuesday evening about interviews on the following day.

Last year the Fall Career Fair drew 80 employers. It is expected that even more employers will be in attendance at this year’s event.

The following are prospective employers who are planning to attend the 2005 career fair: AgChoice Farm Credit, Allen Family Foods, Inc., American Woodmark Corporation, Ameriprise Financial (former American Express), Augusta Lumber Co., B. Rushing Lawn and Landscaping, Inc., Bartlett Tress Experts, Bob Jackson Landscapes, Inc., Bureau of the Census, Cargill, CFC Farm & Home Center, Chapel Valley Landscape Company, Charles River Laboratories, Child Landscape Contractors, Cintas, Covance, Davey Tree Expert Co., Defense Contract Audit Agency, Echostar Satellite, L.L.C., Eli Lilly and Company, ESRI, Fairfax County Office for Children, Farm Credit of the Virginias, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., Genex Cooperative, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Hidden Lane Landscape & Design, ISK Biocides Inc., JELD-WEN, KT Enterprises, Inc., LESCO, Inc., McHale Landscape Design, Inc., Mid America Apartment Communities, Montgomery County Department of Police, Murphy Family Ventures LLC, National Counseling Group, Inc., National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, Northwestern Mutual The Washington Group, N.V.R., Inc., Old Navy, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Outside Unlimited, Inc., Pennington Seed, Inc., Perdue Farms, Inc., Pine Ridge Landscape, Inc., PPD, Prince William County Police Department, Providence Lawn& landscape, Inc., RAR Outdoor Servies, REX Lumber Company, Rite Aid, RSG Landscaping & Lawn Care, Ruppert Nurseries, Inc., RWD Technologies, Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Shear Scapes, Inc., Shemin Nurseries, Smithfield Company, SoBran, Inc., South Riding Nurseries, Southern States Cooperatives, Inc., The Bozzuto Landscaping Company, The Brickman Group, Ltd., The Care of Trees, The HANOR Company of Wisconsin LLC, The Brickman Group, Ltd., The Mann & parker Lumber Company, Tractor Supply Company, Trammell Crow Company, TruGreen Landcare, Tyson Foods, Inc., U.S. Peace Corps, Universal Forest Products, Inc., USDA, AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Program, USDA, FSIS, USDA-ARS- Appalachian Farming Systems Research center, USDA-NRCS, USDA/NASS, ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, Virginia State Police, Wheat’s Lawn & Landscape, Wood Acres Tress Specialists, Woodgrain Millwork, Inc., and Youth Villages.

For more information, visit the Fall Focus Career Fair website at

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