Road Trip

first_imgLike many other young people, plant pathology graduate student Russell Ingram’s friends have an epic road trip planned for this summer. The difference is that instead of setting off for a music festival in the desert or visiting a beach, Ingram’s pals are hitting the road in search of jobs.About two-dozen graduate students from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) will set off this July for the breadbasket of America in order to meet with potential employers and research partners.Ingram and his fellow students know that a degree by itself, even a graduate degree, isn’t enough to land the job of your dreams. They’re going straight to potential employers to find out what they want from potential applicants. Think of it as a career fair, but in reverse, Ingram said.The students, who are studying in the departments of entomology, plant pathology and crop and soil sciences, will travel by bus July 18–21 to visit the headquarters of Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the Purdue University Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center for their midseason diagnostic workshop.“Agricultural companies such as Dow provide some of the top-paying and most sought-after jobs in industry,” Ingram said. “I thought the most efficient means of learning the wants and needs of the industry was to go straight to the source and let them tell us what they are looking for in a potential employee.“The added benefit to visiting the Dow campus is that students will have the opportunity to meet with (human resources) staff, the summer internship committee and crop protection leaders to discuss internship and job opportunities. The ultimate goal for this trip will be to help at least one student get an internship or a job offer.”Ingram secured enough grant money so that each student is only paying $50 for the four-day trip. Dow provided $3,500 in funding through its Dow Aid-to-Education program. He also collected about $5,000 in funding through the departments represented and from a grant provided by the Society of Aspiring Plant Pathologists.“These graduate students are to be commended for taking the initiative to travel to the headquarters of Dow AgroSciences to learn about career opportunities,” said Jean Bertand, the assistant dean for instruction at CAES, who was instrumental in securing the grant funding that made the trip a reality. “They are positioning themselves to be well-informed, which will serve them well when it is time to get a job.”To follow along on their road trip visit blog.caes.uga.edu/cropprotection or follow the students on Twitter @UGACropCareers.For more information about the departments of entomology, plant pathology and crop and soil sciences and other graduate programs at CAES, please visit students.caes.uga.edu/graduate.html.last_img read more

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WORLD CUP? ALL EYES ON THE SUMMER CUP IN TULLYVINNEY!!

first_imgWho will be crowned the Tullyvinney Summer Cup champions this weekend??We’ve enjoyed the competition now for the last three weeks, we’ve witnessed some great goals, great saves and some truly great attacking play.Free flowing expansive football has been on show throughout the competition and that brand of football has thrilled those in attendance.While some great sides have exited the competition and have had to return home, for the sides still left in the hat, this week represents the ‘business end’ of the Tullyvinney Summer cup competition. The quarter finals, semi finals and final of the Tullyvinney Summer cup are on this week and it promises to be a cracking week of football.There is another competition reaching its conclusion somewhere in Brazil this weekend, but if you want to see ‘real football’ then get yourself to Tullyvinney this weekend for your ‘footie fix’.The rules of the competition are as follows.Games must be finished on the night. There will be no extra time and it will go straight to penalties if required.Top goalscorer chart after the group stages are:Ryan Carlin – Convoy – 5 goalsRonan Tourish – Galacticos – 4Blain Curtis – Kildrum – 4 Mark Carlin – Galacticos – 3David Shovlin – McGee’s – 3Monday 7th July:Quarter finals: 1 – 7pm – Galacticos v Everton2 – 8.20pm – Knock United v ConvoyTuesday 8th July:Quarter finals:3 – 7pm – McGee’s Raphoe v Charlies Bar4 – 8.20pm – Ballybofey United v Kildrum TigersThursday 10th July:Semi Finals:7pm – Winners of Quarter final 1 v Winners of Quarter final 28.20pm – Winners of Quarter final 3 v Winners of Quarter final 4Saturday 12th July:7pm – Final.Presentation of top goalscorer, player of the Cup and €500 prizemoney, Cup and medals to the winning side afterwards in Brownes Bar, Crossroads, Killygordan.WORLD CUP? ALL EYES ON THE SUMMER CUP IN TULLYVINNEY!! was last modified: July 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:competitionnewssoccerSportTullyvinney Summer Cuplast_img read more

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