02-03-15 | Association News
PLANET to Recruit at
North Carolina State University

PLANET, the national trade association that represents more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, will hold their annual recruiting event at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

The Professional Landcare Network will host their annual recruiting event at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh N.C., March 12–15, where students will compete for awards and interview for jobs and internships with landscape companies.

Student Career Days brings together approximately 850 horticulture and landscape students from more than 65 schools to test their skills in real-world, competitive events, and to interview with landscape, lawn care, irrigation, and other companies at the Career Fair, which will be held on Friday, March 13.

Ed Furner, Landscape Industry Certified, Student Career Days chair, is a former student attendee of the event and said, "This is the largest recruiting event of its kind in the landscape industry. It helps build careers, and it exposes students and recruiters alike to the bright future of the landscape industry."

This year, attendees will be charged with supporting PLANET AEF's Take Stock in a Student initiative. Contributions to the annual Take Stock initiative provide funds to build an Ambassador –level scholarship for a deserving student. The 2014 scholarship recipient will be recognized during this year's event.

Each year, approximately 60 companies participate in the Career Fair where they have exclusive access to the nation's top landscape industry students. Many of the industry's largest companies attend Student Career Days and sponsor one or more of the 28 competitive events.

This event is made possible by a host of volunteers, in addition to the support of sponsors, including STIHL Inc. (Platinum); JOHN DEERE (Gold); Caterpillar Inc., Gravely, an Ariens Company Brand, Husqvarna, and New Holland Construction (Silver); and Anchor, Belgard, Brickman, ValleyCrest, and The Toro Company (Bronze).

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