CFANS College to Career Seminar for High School Students
High school students and teachers are invited to a special day of career exploration and learning!
When: Tuesday September 20, 2016, 8:30am-1pm (lunch included)
Where: St. Paul RiverCentre
You are invited for a day of discovery with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences! High school students of all ages will have the chance to explore careers related to food, veterinary science, and business. Students will also learn how they can pursue these careers with a college degree from the University of Minnesota.
An admissions counselor will talk about the benefits of the U of M, and explain the application process in general. Industry professionals and current college students will be present to network with high school students, discuss their experiences in veterinary medicine, agricultural business, food systems, and more, and share information about college activities and industry opportunities.
Lastly, the students will hear from Allison Van Eenennaam, an Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of California, Davis. She will be facilitating a discussion around Genetically Modified Organisms and the science behind this hot button issue. Not only will she lead a fascinating seminar, but students will also have the chance to converse with industry professionals regarding how they view GMOs.
The seminar will take place at the Leman Swine Conference, an annual educational event for the global swine industry which brings hundreds of participants from over 20 countries to St. Paul to learn about science-driven solutions and hear from major players in swine production, animal health, and marketing.
"I loved the professional panel. Hearing about what life may be like as a large animal vet was incredibly helpful. Please keep this for next year's seminar! I greatly benefited from it."
- Senior student, School of Environmental Studies
"I always appreciate the time given by professionals and students to give the high school students some perspective...and the opportunity to ask questions."
- Teacher, School of Enviromental Studies,