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. 

October 25, 2017
9:30AM - 2:00PM

 Physical Activity Complex (PAC)
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
Brett Young Seeds 1
Veikle Agro Inc. 10
Bonnefield Financial Inc 12
Agriculture in the Classroom 13
Penner Farm Service 14
Western Sales Ltd. 15
Seed Source Inc. 16
BASF Canada 17
International Rural Exchange Canada 18
Rack Petroleum Ltd. 19
Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists 2
MacDon Industries 20
Fast Genetics 21
Moody's Equipment LP
GOLD SPONSOR
22
Federated Co-operatives Limited
PLATINUM SPONSOR
23
Cargill Limited 24
OlySky LP 25
ADM - Archer Daniels Midland Company 26
Farm Credit Canada 27
Weyerhaeuser 28
Sharpe's Soil Services Ltd. 29
WorkHorseHub 3
Parrish & Heimbecker 32
Canadian Food Inspection Agency 33
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture 34
Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation 35
Edwards Graduate Programs 36
HMCS UNICORN, Saskatoon's Naval Reserve Division, Royal Canadian Navy 37
South Country Equipment Ltd
GOLD SPONSOR
38
Viterra Inc. 39
Agri-trend a Division of Trimble 4
Syngenta Canada Inc. 40
Agrium - Nutrien 41
Crop Production Services 42
Western Ag Group of Companies 43
Gowan Agro Canada 44
Litherland & Company 45
Univar Canada 46
Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency 47
Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. 48
AgCall Human Resources 49
Pattison Agriculture 5
Scoular 50
Arysta LifeScience North America 51
Masterfeeds 52
Bayer CropScience
GOLD SPONSOR
53
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 54
SynergyAG 55
Ag Grow Consulting Ltd 56
Ace Vegetation Control Service Ltd. 57
Scotiabank 58
Dow AgroSciences 59
Monsanto 6
DuPont Canada 60
Norheim Ranching 61
Richardson International
GOLD SPONSOR
7
Cavalier Agrow Ltd. 8
Winfield United Canada 9