Texas' Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continued its outreach efforts to the collegiate community recently at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). NRCS took part in the university's annual career fair with a booth at the event.
Brannon Sledge, NRCS agriculture engineer and David Daniels, NRCS district conservationist, staffed the booth and spent the day visiting with students and answering questions about challenging careers with NRCS.
"The attendance by the public was unprecedented. Undergraduates, graduate students, and individuals that are already working in the private sector were showing interest in possible careers with NRCS," said Sledge. "Well over 100 people visited the booth during the two day event."
Some of the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) participants that worked for NRCS during the past summer had piqued the interest of some of their colleagues and brought them to the booth, as well. The opportunity to reach out to agricultural, civil engineering, and students of other educational backgrounds and share what the agency does on a daily basis was not only rewarding for the students, but also for NRCS personnel alike.
The NRCS recently took part in Prairie View A&M University's career fair. NRCS employees on hand to visit with students were Brannon Sledge, NRCS agriculture engineer and David Daniels, NRCS district conservationist.
David Daniels visits with a student about possible careers with NRCS.
Brannon Sledge discusses the civil engineering aspect of NRCS.