Student Career Days

National Collegiate Landscape Competition Heads to Mississippi

The National Collegiate Landscape Competition (formerly Student Career Days) is heading back to the place where it all began 40 years ago, Mississippi State University, March 16-19. This time there are 60 schools instead of 5, more than 700 students, and more than nearly 100 landscape companies and industry manufacturers who will interact with the […]

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NCLC 40th Anniversary – Brett Lemcke

Brett Lemcke, incoming president of NALP, shares his recollections of the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (formerly Student Career Days). Join us this March at Mississippi State – the place where it all began! #NALPNCLC Please share!

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Student Career Days 2012: Through the Eyes of a Participant

PLANET Student Career Days has come and gone for 2012.  Thinking back to a few months ago…it was filled with fun, excitement, intensity, late nights and early mornings but what a great success it was.  The Pennsylvania College of Technology team started its 1,161 mile journey to Manhattan, Kansas, two days before the events of […]

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Growing as a Student Ambassador

Let me start be introducing myself. I am Jeremy Thorne, from the little town of Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania. I am a student at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, majoring in ornamental horticulture with a landscape emphasis. This year, I had the great opportunity to represent my school and PLANET at the 2011 Green Industry […]

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Through the eyes of a student ambassador

I started my story in the middle instead of the beginning. Let me start over by introducing my self. I am a Landscape Management student at Hinds Community College in Raymond Mississippi and I am serving as a Student Ambassador for PLANET at this year’s GIC. As my graduation date approaches, I am more concerned […]

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It's no secret

There’s an old saying that industry veterans understand so well: For any company to reach its full potential, an owner has to switch gears — to stop working in the business and start working on it. This saying also holds true for PLANET. Since the merger, PLANET staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly in the […]

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Seeing is Believing

You know the old saying, “You don’t know what you’re missing until ….” Well, that phrase certainly applies when talking about PLANET’s Student Career Days (SCD). This is one of those things PLANET does extremely well, and that leaves other national associations amazed when they learn about it. This very special and unique event brings […]

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Thank you Student Career Days!

Another year of Student Career Days come and gone! After competing in my events and watching my teammates and other members of my industry compete, it was exciting to find out which school would win. Congrats Chatahoochee Technical College for doing such an excellent job!   Yet again I was able to experience the excitement […]

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SCD 2010 exudes high energy and enthusiasm

    Wow! Yesterday was the first day of Student Career Days and there was so much enthusiasm and energy! Of course, SCD is an excellent opportunity to meet other students of the green industry as well as with employers, but this year has had an unprecedented amount of energy and enthusiasm! The Opening Ceremonies was extremely exciting […]

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Gearing up for PLANET's Student Career Days

  I have been looking forward to PLANET’s Student Career Days (SCD) 2010 pretty much since the school year started.  We found out who made the team sometime around Thanksgiving, and that’s when all the studying, team meetings, fundraising, and shirt designs started for our team.  Many students have dedicated hours upon hours to studying for their […]

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