Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Feb. 25th is Career Fair (Resume review 2/24): 16th Annual Horticulture Career Fair is Wednesday, February 25th from 10AM – 2PM. This is a great opportunity to meet recruiters, hear about the positions they are hiring, and get your foot in the door for a full time job offer.
TAKE A COMPANY TO LUNCH: Not only will the companies be tabling all day, but students can sign up to “take a company to lunch.” This means that the student gets a free lunch and time to talk with industry reps in a more informal setting.
EARN  VOLUNTEER HOURS: Students looking to earn volunteer hours are encouraged to sign up to volunteer on the day of the event.
Signup sheets for volunteer hours and/or to take a company to lunch can be found in HFSB 204.
RESUME REVIEW: to be held the day before Career Fair, Feb. 24th, in the atrium of HFSB from 10:30-12:30. Students are encouraged to bring their resume for the career center to review prior to attending the career fair.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Service Learning through Horticulture Photo Contest:

Service Learning through Horticulture Photo Contest – ENTER TO WIN!
The Department of Horticultural Sciences is hosting a PHOTO CONTEST! If you know of any current Texas A&M students that have or are planning on participating in a service project involving horticulture during the Spring 2015 semester, please encourage them to enter our photo contest. We are looking for photos that illustrate the entrant’s service learning experience, capturing the impact of the experience. Submissions will be judged on their impact, composition, and technical merit.
Prizes will be given out to the top photos!
Any current Texas A&M student is eligible to participate. Photo and entry forms are due via email Thursday, April 9, 2015 by 5PM.
For more information contact:
Holly Smith at or 979-845-5343
Taylor Paine at

Don't miss it! Hort Seminar with Lisa Whittlesey Thurs. 2/19

Lisa Whittlesey, Extension Program Specialist & Coordinator International Junior Master Gardener Program, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, TAMU Dept. Horticultural Sciences, will be giving a seminar for the Department of Horticultural Sciences this Thursday Feb 19 at 4 p.m. in HFSB 104. 
JMG_growing_logoThe Junior Master Gardener Program - Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! School Curricula: Combining Gardening, Nutrition, and Physical Activity for Improved Youth and Family Health Behaviors."

Western Reserve Herb Society Scholarships - Deadline April 1st!

The Western Reserve Herb Society Announces Scholarships:

Frances Sylvia Zverina ScholarshipTwo scholarships of $9,380 will be awarded to two students with a good scholastic standing who are American citizens in need of financial assistance, who are studying horticulture or related fields such as landscape architecture and horticultural therapy, and whose horticultural career goals involve teaching/research or work in the public sector. Applicants must have completed their 2nd/Sophomore or 3rd/Junior year of an undergraduate school by August 2015.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Looking for a Summer Internship?

There are lots of great opportunities posted now on Aggies for Hire!  Don't miss out, application deadlines are fast-approaching:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Research Experiences for Undergrads at Chicago Botanic Garden - Apply by Feb. 8!

This summer, the Chicago Botanic Garden and partner institutions will host
10 NSF-REU interns (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) conducting
research under the broad theme of PLANT BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, from
genetic to ecosystem levels of inquiry. Potential projects include work in
systematics, conservation biology, restoration ecology, biogeochemistry, and
related fields. Students will gain laboratory and field experience,
participate in professional development activities, help mentor high-school
student researchers, and enjoy a fun social environment.

Participation is restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will
be enrolled as undergraduates after summer 2015. Interns will receive a
stipend of $5,000 and room and board in downtown Chicago. Costs of travel to
and from Chicago will be covered. We encourage applications from students
who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences and students who
have limited research opportunities at their home institutions. The
application deadline is February 8, 2015, and the 10-week program will run
from Mon. Jun 8 through Fri. Aug 14.

For more information or to apply, visit

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hort Seminar Thurs. 2/5 in HFSB 104:

The Department of Horticultural Sciences announces Seminar:
“Seed Germination in the Ancient Crop, Chia (Salvia): A Sticky Situation”
Presented by:  Dr. Robert Geneve Professor, Department of Horticulture University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. HFSB Room 104