CFANS College to Career Seminar for High School Students


College to Career

High school students and teachers are invited to a special day of career exploration and learning!

When: Tuesday September 19,  2017, 8:30am-1pm (lunch included)

Where: St. Paul RiverCentre

Please RSVP

High school students are invited for a day of discovery with the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences!

On Tuesday, September 19, high school students will have the chance to explore careers related to food, veterinary science, and agricultural business. Students will also learn how they can pursue these careers with a college degree from the University of Minnesota.

An admissions counselor will share information about the application process and the benefits of attending the U of M. Industry professionals and current college students will be present to network with high school students to discuss college and industry opportunities.

Lastly, over a free lunch, students will hear from Tim Roufs, a professor from the University of Minnesota - Duluth whose work focuses on the anthropology of food. He will be presenting on "Nutrition and Eating: Understanding How and Why We Eat."

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.

Students and teachers must individually register by September 8.

***Please note that students under the age of 18 must have teacher or parent/guardian supervision.

This is a very unique opportunity for high school students to gain exposure to professional development and careers of interest. We hope to see you!

Teachers and students may register by clicking here. Questions? Contact Masha Finn at

"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