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Team Building: Cultivating a Successful Career Fair Presence

There are numerous career fair opportunities available for your lawn or landscape company to participate in from the high school and college ones to local community or industry events like NCLC. Deciding to participate in a career fair requires a commitment of time and resources so here’s some of the principles to practice to get […]

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Former NCLC Participant Shares Its Impact on His Career

Jack Pohusky, a crew leader with R.P. Marzilli & Company, Inc., first heard about the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) through Penn State’s Horticulture Club. He attended NCLC in 2018 and 2019, where he visited Alamance Community College and Colorado State University, respectively. “I was lucky to attend NCLC and experience two wonderful campuses and […]

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Brigham Young University – Provo Retains Winning Trophy at 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition

At the end of the 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) on March 19, 2022, students from across the country were fired up about the lawn and landscape industry. During the closing ceremony, Doug Halsey, chair for NCLC, noted the energy and camaraderie that he had seen throughout the week. He thanked the host school […]

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Students Show Off Their Grit During 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition

On Friday, March 18, 2022, students from 43 schools scattered across North Carolina State University’s campus in Raleigh, North Carolina, to compete in 31 different industry events as part of the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC). “It’s just like taking a car for a test drive,” says Doug Halsey, chair of NCLC. “There’s no commitment […]

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Top Companies Connect with Industry’s Brightest Students During 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition  

It’s been two years since the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) was held in person and the excitement has been tangible. Hosted at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, the 46th NCLC officially kicked off on March 17. During the opening ceremony, several different leaders in the industry passed on their advice to […]

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Navigating Your Career Map and Journey: Episode 44 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 44th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape are live from the 45th Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition, where 600 students, 97 faculty […]

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Shasta College won the Team Spirit Photo Contest.
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45th NCLC Wraps, Team Competition Winners Named

The 45th National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) wrapped up last week and more than 1,000 people participated in the event including 600 students from 40 schools and 347 industry professionals. This was the second year NCLC was not held in-person due to the pandemic, but this did not stop students and professionals from networking, attending […]

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What to Know About the 2021 National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Registration for the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) is now open. This year’s event will take place virtually from March 15 – 19, 2021. “Though we are not in-person, we still have a very robust event that will incorporate a lot of the elements that make the in-person event so fantastic,” says Jenn Myers, senior […]

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3 Ways Students and Landscape Pros Can Get the Most Out of NCLC

Mason Shaffer says attending NALP’s “Student Career Days”—now the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC)—in 2007 and 2008 ultimately led to his full-time landscape career. Today, he is the senior garden designer for Blanchford Landscape Group and Shaffer says it was his interaction with Andy Blanchford, company owner, at the event that put that opportunity in […]

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Meet NALP Member Mason Shaffer with Blanchford Landscape Group

Mason Shaffer says his story of making his way into the landscape industry is much like many others. He had parents who gave him the “freedom to play outside.” And even as a child, that meant playing with dirt, rocks and plants to “change the environment.” Though in college he started out in engineering, Shaffer […]

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