Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Science, and College of Natural Resources will jointly host the Fall Career Fair from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Squires Student Center Commonwealth Ballroom. Students will be able to meet with prospective employers from many companies, distribute their resumes, build their personal network, and practice their communications skills.

Companies participating in the fair will have an opportunity to interview students on Friday, Oct. 8. Some companies will make an interview schedule as they meet students during the fair hours on Thursday and some will contact students Thursday evening to schedule an interview the following day.

Companies will be recruiting for many different types of positions, including internships, co-ops, and full-time jobs.

The Fall Career Fair is a collaborative effort between the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Natural Resources, and the College of Science. The Fall Career Fair replaces the previously held Careerscope and the Career Spectrum fairs.

The following are prospective employers scheduled to attend this year's Fall Career Fair:

AgChoice Farm Credit, Allen Family Foods, Inc., American Plant Food, Army Evaluation Center, Augusta Lumber Company, Inc., Baillie/American Lumber Company, Bartlett Tree Experts, BioReliance® - invitrogen bioservices, Bozzuto Landscaping Company, Charles River Laboratories, Cintas Corporation, CNA, Covance Labs, Culpeper Farmers' Cooperative, Inc., Davey Tree Expert Co., David R. Webb Company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Farm Credit of the Virginias, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Ferguson, GEICO, Genex Cooperative, Inc., Hidden Lane Landscaping & Design, JELD-WEN, Jones River Grounds Management, Inc., K & H Lawn Services, Inc., KT Enterprises, Inc., Longwood Gardens, McHale Landscape Design, Inc., Michael G. Miller & Associates, Inc. (interview only), Montgomery County Dept. of Police (Md.), NGA-National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NORTHEAST Agri-Employment Services, Peace Corps, Perforex, Pike Family Nurseries, Pine Ridge Landscaping, Inc., Providence Lawn & Landscape, Inc., R.A.R. Landscaping Co., Rex Lumber Company, RSG Landscaping & Lawn Care, Inc., Ruppert Nurseries, Inc., Saunders Brothers, Inc., Shenandoah Landscape Services, Inc., Southern States Cooperative, Inc., Teach for Virginia, Texas Tech University-The Institute of Environmental & Human Health, The Brickman Group Ltd., The Care of Trees, The Mann and Parker Lumber Company, TruGreen-Chemland, TruGreen LandCare, US Census Bureau, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), USDA — Agricultural Research Service, USDA - Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center, USDA -Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA-National Resources Conservation Service, USDA-Rural Development, ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, VCU Health System, Virginia Department of Forestry, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Washington Group International, Weyerhaeuser Company, Wheat"s Lawn and Custom Landscape, Wood Acres Tree Specialists, Youth Villages

For more information, visit the Fall Career Fair website at or contact Debbie Wilson, career coordinator for the College of Science, at

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