A CAREERS night was held at the Waite Campus on Thursday last week, attended by about 60 agricultural science students (both undergraduates and honours) and many industry stakeholders.
Branded 'Ag-tivate your career', the Adelaide University Agriculture Students Association event comprised a diverse program of career pathway ideas and professional development opportunities for agriculture students, with presentations from several guest speakers and industry-leading companies.
Many of these pathways and opportunities are included in the newly-launched Ag Institute Australia, AUASA and Australian Association of Animal Sciences '2021 Student Compendium for SA Agriculture, Animal & Agribusiness Students'.
The compendium is the brain child of livestock industry stalwart, AIA working group member and AIA chartered agriculturalist Bruce Hancock.
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It profiles more than 100 awards, scholarships, internships and graduate pathway opportunities in a concise easy-to-follow format for SA undergraduate and post-graduate students.
Second-year AUASA representative James Easter said the compendium would benefit students and employers greatly.
Also on the the night, students in attendance had the chance to win a $200 RM Williams voucher, sponsored by Mr Hancock, which was won by second-year Bachelor of Agricultural Science student Edward Downing, Mundulla.
Mr Downing is from a sheep, mixed cropping and irrigation farm in the South East and 'had an understanding and an appreciation of the value in networking at events such as Agtivate your Career'.
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