Join Us

The SECC along with the College of Agriculture and Bioresources is pleased to invite you to the Agriculture and Bioresources Career Fair. 

In addition to recruiting Agriculture and Bioresources students, organizations from Saskatchewan, Canada, and abroad will also be recruiting students from the Edwards School of Business, Engineering, Environment and Sustainability, Veterinary Medicine, and Arts and Science. 

November 2, 2016 

9:30AM - 2:00PM
Agriculture Building (second floor)
Business Casual

Comments From Past Attendees

"The campus career fair is a very valuable networking opportunity that you will not find elsewhere. Many of the agriculture companies that attend are actively looking for employees. It is a good opportunity to meet people in the industry, put a face to your resume and discover opportunities. I would definitely recommend the career fair to anyone looking for a job in agriculture but especially to people new to the industry." - 4th year Agriculture and Bioresources student

"I am thankful the U of S offers this opportunity to network with potential employers.  I landed two interviews because of it." - 2nd year Agriculture and Bioresources student

Tips for Success

What to do before the event
  • Get your resume ready!
  • View the list of attending companies.
  • Research the companies you are interested in and the positions offered, using the resources at the SECC and on the Internet. Talk to any other students or graduates that have worked for the companies.
  • Prepare intelligent, informed questions in advance for those employers that interest you. This will allow you to present yourself as well informed and will capture the employer’s attention.
  • Consider creating a LinkedIn account.
What to bring
  • Pen and notepad
  • Resumes
  • Portfolio or clipboard—to store the information and business cards you will pick up
  • Positive attitude!
  • Calling cards
What to wear
  • Arrive neatly dressed, and appear well groomed and professional at all times while at the event. 
  • Wear minimal jewelry and perfume/cologne, polish your shoes, and do not have gum or candy in your mouth.
  • Remember the importance of fresh breath!
Initiating contact
  • Practice your F.A.S.T. Pitch ahead of time, so that you are prepared to use it as a means of introducing yourself:

    F -
     First: name and firm handshake
    A - Academics: year and major
    S - Skills: strengths and interest (in position, their company, the industry, mentoring, etc.)
    T - Target: define your objective (what is your goal for speaking with this person)

  • Remember to smile and maintain good eye contact. Demonstrating a positive attitude and being engaged are very important!
  • Ask about the next step in the recruitment process if a recruiter is willing to accept your resume at the event. Some employers will decline and refer you to the SECC and the specific postings on the job postings board and website.
  • Be sure to thank employers for their time before you leave.
Additional tips
  • Attend the event alone—you will be more focused on your job search and make a stronger impression with potential employers.
  • Be friendly and warm, self-confident, and listen attentively.
  • Stay long enough to have your questions answered and your interest recognized, but never monopolize an employer's time. Ensure that you have left a positive impression.
  • Be patient while the recruiter is speaking with another student.
  • Show interest in the company, not just its promotional items.
  • Focus on what you can bring to the organization, not what the organization can do for you.
  • Be relaxed and have fun!

Exhibitors

Attendee Booth
Federated Co-operatives Limited
GOLD SPONSOR
1
International Rural Exchange Canada 10
JayDee AgTech Ltd. 11
Richardson International 12
Cargill Limited 13
MacDon Industries 14
Crop Production Services 15
Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists 16
BASF Canada 17
Fast Genetics 18
Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Cattleman's Association 19
Moody's Equipment LP
SILVER SPONSOR
2
Paterson GlobalFoods Inc 20
Western Sales Ltd. 21
Parrish & Heimbecker 22
Farm Credit Canada 23
Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation 24
Seed Source Inc. 25
Edwards Graduate Programs 26
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture 27
Syngenta Canada, Inc 28
BroadGrain Commodities Inc 29
South Country Equipment Ltd
BRONZE SPONSOR
3
E. I. du Pont Canada Company 30, 31
Litherland & Company 32
One Stop Services Ltd. 33
Agri-ARM (IHARF) 34
Canadian Food Inspection Agency 35
Rack Petroleum Ltd. 36
Bayer CropScience 37, 38
Bunge Canada 39
United Suppliers
BRONZE SPONSOR
4
Arysta LifeScience North America 40
Dow AgroSciences 41
Ace Vegetation Control Service Ltd., Saskatoon, SK 42
Flexxifinger QD Industries Inc. 43
The Scoular Company 44
ADM - Archer Daniels Midland Company 45
AgCall Human Resources 46
Simpson Seeds Inc. 47
Weyerhaeuser Company Limited 48
Viterra Inc. 49
G-Mac's Ag Team Inc. 5
Monsanto 50
School of Environment and Sustainability, and Global Institute for Water Security 51
Sharpe's Soil Services Ltd. 52
HMCS UNICORN, Saskatoon's Naval Reserve Division, Royal Canadian Navy 53
Western Ag Global 54
Cavalier Agrow Ltd. 6
Blair's Fertilizer Ltd. 7
Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency 8
Veikle Agro Inc. 9