Finding your Career Path in Agriculture
Finding your career path in agriculture leaves you with a plethora of options within the industry. There are many easy and practical steps you can take to find a better understanding of where you would like to go in your career. These tactics relate to making connections with industry professionals. Attending career fairs and connecting with professionals both in-person and virtually can help you decide what areas of the industry fit your interests and experiences best.
Start by looking into companies that you have any interest in. Look at which positions within those companies are the roles you could envision yourself in as an end goal. Then view who currently is employed in those roles you’re interested in. LinkedIn allows you to see the past job roles those individuals were employed with. Make sure to also view their past educational experiences to see if you have similar experiences. You can then see what path you need to take to get yourself to that final destination of your end goal job role. Repeat this process and compare positions to see what you believe will be a good fit for you.
If you don’t have any idea what you might be interested in, attending a career fair or searching our job posting site CalAgJobs.com is a great way to see what companies and job roles are available to you. An internship is also a great way to test the waters of a subsection of the agriculture industry while also gaining valuable career experience that will help in future hiring.