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AgCareers.com Ambassador Story - Where Are They Now?

How being an AgCareers.com Ambassador Developed one West Coast Graduate
By Breanne Ramos

 

Editor’s Note: Many of our readers who have been long time followers of AgCareers.com have probably heard of the AgCareers.com Ambassador Program. If you are new to AgCareers.com, the Ambassador program is one of the many components of the AgCareers.com college and university relations initiatives. Students are employed for a school term internship to help promote AgCareers.com and our Partnership level clients at various campuses throughout North America. This program has been in place at AgCareers.com for the past 8 years and to-date has included 42 different student ambassadors. Earlier this month we announced our 2011/2012 Campus Ambassador Team. To learn about what schools they are at and more about each of them read the press release by clicking here. The following is an update from a member of our 2009 Ambassador Team.

The summer before my final year of college, I was an intern for the California Cattlemen’s Association Conference. When I had a chance to get away from my duties, I decided to make the most of my time. I used the trade show to obtain contacts and find leads on possible job opportunities. Although I did not make a career connection, an individual gave me a valuable piece of information. She informed me of a job website called AgCareers.com. At that time, I had never heard of the website or could not fathom the opportunities that would come of it.

Once I returned home, I began to look through the AgCareers.com website. I was amazed at how many jobs were posted, all originating out of the facets of agriculture. I came across a job posted by AgCareers.com for their Campus Ambassador position at California State University, Chico. I applied immediately and after an interview or two, had the job.

Since I knew I had never heard of AgCareers.com, I knew most of the students at Chico State probably never had either. I knew that this would not only be a fun adventure, but a good opportunity for me to try out some marketing techniques. I set up presentations with classes and clubs, made posters highlighting jobs openings, and represented the company at the World Ag Expo. Each week, I had numerous students asking about AgCareers.com and potential employers. When I started presenting, I came across 2-3 individuals that had knowledge of the website. At the end of my time with AgCareers.com, I believe I increased the number to approximately 250 individuals.

If you would like to contact Breanne about her AgCareers.com Ambassador experience feel free to contact her at: breanne_ramos@yahoo.com.

For questions about the AgCareers.com ambassador program, contact Ashley Collins – Education Coordinator at ashley.collins@agcareers.com. We will soon be announcing the selected schools for the 2012/2013 Ambassador Team, so be sure to visit our job posting page to apply.

Facebook   Do you have experience with the AgCareers.com Ambassador program that you’d like to share? Employers, share your stories about connecting with students. Are you a previous AgCareers.com Ambassador? Tell us your story on the AgCareers.com Facebook page.

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