Students get resume advice at annual event

Many students learned it’s never too late to get a great resume when they attended Resumes 9-1-1, an event hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The event, which took place on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Bond Life Sciences Center, was open to all CAFNR students, allowing them to meet with agriculture professionals who gave them advice on their resumes.

“It’s nice to get another set of eyes to help polish it to use at career fairs, applying for internships and full time positions,” said Whitney Kinne, the assistant director of CAFNR Career Services. “This event specifically is one of the most popular events because students want to get their resumes updated and get a second opinion from industry professionals.”

Students met with professionals related to all 15 CAFNR majors and programs. The professionals, including representatives from companies such as Syngenta, FCS Financial, USDA Farm Service Agency and DuPont Pioneer, gave students insight to their specific area of interest.

“It was very beneficial to put my resume in front of professionals who represent various companies,” said Jake Hirniak, an MU Agribusiness Management junior. “They critiqued and gave me advice on what to have and not have as well as what they are looking for.”

Hirniak mentioned his main goal was to get his resume in front of professionals from companies. He saw this as an opportunity to network with companies and to look into possible internships.

For students who were unable to attend Resumes 9-1-1, a yearly event, there are still resources around campus to make a stronger resume. The CAFNR Career Services office in 2-64 Agriculture Building is always open to students to walk in or make an appointment. There, students can start from scratch if they are new to resumes, or they can have someone look over their existing resume.

Resumes are important for all college students, Kinne said. It is never too late to work on a resume, no matter your age because you never know when an opportunity such as a career fair, internship or job opportunity, is right around the corner, she said.

Madison Williams

About the Author Madison Williams

Meet, Madison Williams, a 19-year-old sophomore in the science and agricultural journalism program and a sister from the sorority chapter of Phi Mu at the University of Missouri. She hails from a quaint, rural town an hour northeast of St. Louis known as Litchfield, Illinois. Her passion for the science and ag journalism major came from gaining knowledge of public relations work while being employed at the Bank in Trust Company of Litchfield and also having relatives and friends who work in the agriculture business. She was previously a biochemistry major at the University but decided to switch when she realized her desire to share and experience journalism in a field that relates to the outdoors.