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Promoting NRCS Careers at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Job Fair

CaribbeanNRCS State Administrative Officer, Jay Rodríguez (left) and Plant Materials Specialist, Edwin Más (center), promote NRCS careers at their UPRM Job Fair booth Area NRCS personnel interacted with over 130 students at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez (UPRM) 25th Annual Job Fair, held Friday, September 27, 2013 at the UPR Rafael A. Mangual Coliseum. NRCS staff provided career, employment and intership information to participating UPRM students, along with other prestigious, well-known companies and government agencies from Puerto Rico and the continental United States.

Every year, thousands of students visit the UPRM Career Fair, and hundreds of them have the opportunity to speak with NRCS State Conservationists and personnel. This activity is a great opportunity for NRCS to promote Conservation Careers and opportunities through the Pathways internship and fellowship program. Students visiting the NRCS booth viewed presentations and live demonstrations on how search and apply for Federal jobs on

NRCS recruiters pose at their UPRM Job Fair booth (left to right: Jay Rodriguez, Mario Rodriguez and Luis Garcia).During the week, agency personnel also participated in other UPRM recruitment activities associated with the Job Fair, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) "Companies Night" on September 25th. During this event, the NRCS team met with UPRM engineering students seeking career and internship opportunities with the Federal government and the private sector.

The University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM) is a Land-Grant College that registers the best students from public and private schools. Students enrolled at UPRM are seeking degrees in Agricultural Sciences, Arts & Sciences, Business Administration and Engineering. The NRCS team participation was a collaborative effort between the Civil Right Advisory Committee, Mayaguez Field Office, MLRA Soils Division, Ecological Science Division and the State Office.

For more information, contact Mario Rodríuez at 787-831-3454 x.116 or visit Pathways Internship & Fellowship Programs or My NRCS Careers.