Jobs & Careers

Graduates of the Farm and Industry Short Course complete the program with highly marketable skill sets. Many graduates pursue careers in production agriculture, but more and more students are choosing agriculture related careers. Job opportunities range from Dairy Herdsperson to Fertilizer and Pesticide Applicator to Research Technician and everywhere in between.

Past graduates have obtained jobs as:

  • Artificial Inseminator
  • Assistant Researcher
  • Crop Farmer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Dairy Herd Improvement Field Rep
  • Dairy Herdsperson
  • Dairy Nutritionist
  • Dairy or Beef Mating Specialist
  • Dairy Plant Field Rep
  • Farm Equipment Operator
  • Feed, Fertilizer, or Supply Sales Rep
  • Fertilizer and Pesticide applicator
  • Field Crop Scout
  • Field Rep for canning company
  • Fleet/Farm Store Assistant Manager
  • Holstein Classifier
  • Livestock Farmer
  • Seed Sales Rep
  • Soil and Water Conservation Technician
  • Swine Herdsperson

To assist in the job search process, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Career Services is available to Short Course students for help with resumes, cover letters, career exploration and more. In addition, CALS Career Services provides access to BuckyNet – CALS online job search database. All incoming students are given a BuckyNet account and receive at least one tutorial during the year. Alumni of FISC can also have access to BuckyNet, but need to request an account. Accounts never expire. Students, recent graduates, and alumni are encouraged to maintain their profile and keep their resume current. Use BuckyNet to apply for internships and jobs, post resumes, sign up for on-campus employer interviews and much more.