PLANET Setting Groundwork for Student Career Days 2014

The time has come again for thousands of students across the country to get excited about the future.

PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network, will be hosting its 38th Student Career Days 2014 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado from March 20-23.

The national collegiate landscape competition is a three-day event for horticulture and landscape students to showcase skills through competitive events and to meet with potential employers in the industry.

In 2013, 65 (2 others were FFA schools, but they did compete) college teams, a total of 853 students, participated in 28 individual and team competitions, including tree climbing, paver/hardscape installation, wood construction, plant identification, sales presentation, exterior/interior design, irrigation troubleshooting, skid steer, personnel management and small engine repair.

Schedule Highlights

Thursday, March 20, 2014

8 a.m. โ€“ 5 p.m.

Major Sponsor Showcase

3 p.m. โ€“ 7 p.m.

Career Fair Booth Setup

6 p.m. โ€“ 6:30 p.m.

Competitive Event Sponsorsโ€™ Meeting

7 p.m. โ€“ 9 p.m.

Industry/Faculty Welcome Reception

Friday, March 21, 2014

8 a.m. โ€“ 9 a.m.

Opening Ceremony

9 a.m. โ€“ 1:30 p.m.

Career Fair

9 a.m. โ€“ 9 p.m.

Student/Industry Interviews

6 p.m. โ€“ 9 p.m.

Competitive Events

7 p.m. โ€“ 8 p.m.

PLANET Career Development Series Presentation

Saturday, March 22, 2014

7:30 a.m. โ€“ 5:30 p.m.

Competitive Events

8 a.m. โ€“ 5:30 p.m.

Information Tent

9 a.m. โ€“ 3 p.m.

Major Sponsor Showcase

Sunday, March 23, 2014

7 a.m. โ€“ 9 a.m.

Top 5 Showcase

9 a.m. โ€“ 11 a.m.

Closing Ceremony

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