Internships, Jobs, and Careers

Internships

Every student in the Agricultural Technology Program is required to complete an internship. The internship experience should be related to the career objectives of the student and is ideally a paid work experience supervised by an industry employer.

The objectives of an Internship are to provide students with opportunities:

  • to learn about the occupation of their choice through work experience;
  • to test occupational career aspirations;
  • to develop a more mature attitude toward their academic and professional preparation;
  • to relate classroom instruction to occupational goals;
  • to experience situations that cannot be provided in the classroom;
  • to operate equipment which may not be available in the University laboratories;
  • to acquire experiences gained through business/customer and employer/employee relationships;
  • to develop personal qualities such as neatness, politeness, courtesy, and concern for colleagues and clientele; and
  • to develop skills related to the process of gaining employment (e.g. resume writing, interviewing, etc.

Students with degrees in Agricultural Technology are in great demand and have a wide variety of career opportunities. An example list of job titles is included below.

 

Careers

Applied Agricultural Management

  • ANR Extension Agent
  • Bio Gro Systems – Technician/Specialist
  • Chemical Applicator
  • Dairy Consultant for Southern States
  • Embryo Transfer Technician
  • Feed Salesman
  • Field Manager
  • Hatcheries Manager 
  • Mechanic
  • Owner – Farm Supply Sales
  • Park Ranger
  • Prison Farm Supervisor
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Sales Manager
  • Senior Sales Representative
  • Surveyor/Field Engineer
  • VDACS – Agricultural Grader/Inspector
  • VFB Grain Division Manager

Landscape/Turf Management

  • Garden Center Sales Manager
  • Golf Course Assistant Superintendent
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Grounds Superintendent
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Installation Sales
  • Landscape Maintenance Sales
  • Lawn Care Specialist
  • Nurseryman
  • Self Employed
  • Sod Producer
  • Sports Turf Manager (baseball, football, soccer, lacrosse)
  • Turf Sales 
  • Urban Pest Management Technician

With Further Education

  • Agricultural Middle or High School Teacher
  • Extension Agent