University of Manitoba - Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences - Student Career Services
Student Career Services

While the field of agricultural and food sciences offer opportunities for everybody, landing a job and having a successful career after graduation requires gaining work experience well before your last term in the faculty.  No matter how abundant jobs are, whether or not you get them, depends on what you do before graduation. Below are some tips to help you succeed:

  • Get engaged in our professional development activities as soon as you start taking courses.
  • Read all the information available on our website regarding our career and employment services.  It contains information that will help you advance your professional development, and thus, your chances of getting a job.
  • Network, network, network.  Everybody is a potential source of information on jobs.  Participate in our networking activities with the industry.
  • Attend all the events organized for students, e.g., workshops to learn about resumes, cover letters, interview skills, participate in interview and career fair preparative sessions.
  • Get to know your industry—the organizations, the people in them, the products and services. This will help you refine your job search and inform your conversations industry representatives.
  • Start your search for a summer job in the fall.  Approximately 50% of the summer students in the field of agriculture are recruited by companies in October and November.
  • As soon as you come in our faculty, get in touch with our staff dedicated to help you out with career and employment.  The coordinator will let you know what you need to do, will direct you to resources and can help you start your job search.

Resources

Student Affairs - Career Services/Career CONNECT - resources to assist with your career planning, professional development and job search

Job Search Webshops - brief video workshops on resumes, interviews and job search

Other Job Sites and Internships - other employment sites and internship opportunities