Monday, January 18, 2010
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Deadline for Application: February 15, 2010
Information on the Internship Opportunity: http://www.mobot.org/hort/edu/internintro.shtml Duties: http://www.mobot.org/hort/edu/duties.shtml
Application Procedure: http://www.mobot.org/hort/edu/apply.shtml
Monday, December 7, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
- Mathematical & analytical skills
- Problem solving skills
- Environmental awareness
- Enthusiasm for design
- Love the outdoors
- Anxious to work with your hands
- Aspiration to help people
To prepare for the future, one of the best things you can do in this industry is to get certified. Certification is huge! If you are the only applicant that is certified, you will be the one hired, hands-down. One of the many great benefits from being a member of INLA is the help and support you get in receiving your certification. Students get free membership into INLA and this helps to push you onto the next step. They offer three different certifications which are the Certified Nursery Professional, the Certified Plant Diagnostician and the Landscape Nursery Certified. If you are interested in getting certified, you can check out their website for more information on each certification.
If you have any questions for Ann Bates about the Idaho Nursery & Landscape Association, you can contact her via email at email@example.com.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
- Too high of expectations when starting a job (They think they will be a project manager in 3 weeks and they don't become one.)
- Sticker Shock (They didn't do their homework in looking at the price of a bag of groceries, gallon of gas, and the cost of living. Now they can't afford to have that job in that location.)
- Home sick blues (They miss their mom and call every day.)
Then she suggested ways to help us as generation Y to avoid being the Teflon grad. First of all, we need to disprove the stigma given to generation Y. We need to be hard workers, lack entitlement, and use our techno savvy skills for good and improving the companies we work for. We can avoid the 3 reasons she gave for the Teflon grad by asking the company we are interviewing with important, relevant questions. She said to ask, "Where will this company be in five years? What promotions will I have access to? Will you pay for any certification I complete? How often do you get together with employees outside of work? What associations are you a part of and are you active in those?" This will help you to realize your potential growth in the company and prepare you for the company culture and expectations.
Next she talked about Signature's culture. Their unofficial slogan is, "We work hard and have fun doing it." The interns they take on during the year hop around to every part of the company to get a good feel about each aspect. They do expect hard workers and a good number of hours every week, but you are not giving your life for your job. She said they realize that you need a life outside of work. Signature is involved in the community, in PLANET and in Career Days at many universities. Some of the skills Signature is drawn towards include critical thinking, leadership, flexibility, patience, humility, honesty, and integrity.
Finally, she talked about Mike Ethington who is an alumni of our program who has been working at Signature since his internship there about 3 years ago. Susan suggested that if we really wanted to know the reality of a company we should talk to a new hire (like Mike), not a recruiter (like her). New hires are more likely to be honest and not sugar coat reality. Mike and other successful employees grow their division, love their job, work hard and are honest.
If you are interested in Signature, contact Susan Hanley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her phone at 425-868-5885.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
"The seeds we are planting today will grow and become mighty oaks,
and their branches will run over the earth."
—Jacob Spori, at the dedication of the Bannock Stake Academy, November 12, 1888
"You never can foretell the consequences of a dollar invested in
education. It goes on multiplying itself. It becomes not an expenditure, but
an investment which pays returns far and wide and through generations to
—President Gordon B. Hinckley, "Lighting the Way" public announcement, April 4, 1996
From left to right: Spencer, Stacey, Breanne, Beth, and Joslyn
Having a good time doing it!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
It was fun to have the representatives for Heads Up Landscape there to enjoy all the steak with. We definitely had a full house, headhouse that is. It was fun, as always, to see our fellow students' spouses and kids. We get to know them at a much better level.You can see Bro. Nelson heading back with his bowl to grab more steak. This section of the headhouse ate the most because every time Bro. Nelson brought in more steak he stopped at each person at these tables to get rid of most of it. They were stuffed! This is such a fun tradition for our department. We get to met casually and enjoy really great food. Thanks again for all those who participated in making this happen. Can't wait for the next one!
In 2010 TOCA will award one $2,500 scholarship. College students pursuing a degree in green industry communications, or a related field, (e.g., horticulture, turf management) are encouraged to apply.
TOCA is composed of editors, writers, photographers, public relations/advertising practitioners and others involved in green industry communications. The TOCA Publisher’s Scholarship is sponsored by GIE Media, Inc., Turf Magazine, Questex Media Group, M2MEDIA360 and Golfweek’s SuperNEWS.
The application deadline is March 1, 2010.
If you are interested in this scholarship, please email email@example.com for the application process and materials.
For other scholarships, see our school website where scholarships are frequently updated and added.