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Team Building: Presenting to Students Virtually

While presenting to students in person is great, it may not always be financially or physically possible. “I think Zoom is the second-best way to do it versus in person and given the challenges we have with the cost of travel and the impact that you can make with online, I think online is a […]

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Team Building: Presenting to Students In-Person

One way to help deal with the ongoing labor shortage is by investing your time in the future and speaking to students about the lawn care and landscape industry. “Even though it makes you nervous it’s actually a lot of fun and very rewarding,” says Chris Joyce, president of The Joyce Companies, based in Marstons […]

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Student Ambassador: Let the fun begin

Logan Oates here again. GIC is officially over but I feel that it is just starting. I feel that I’ve become a more integral part of PLANET and have met so many great contacts and people. Even though GIC is over I am now busy keeping in touch with people, adding friends on facebook, and […]

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Busy….but a good busy…ya know?

Basically, we woke up early got into our PLANET shirts, had some coffee and raced to the EXPO center of Lullvull.  Today we had to set up the seminars, and prepare for the tons of spectators.  Funny that the staff is calm and collected yet all of us ambassadors are waking up and eventually bursting […]

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GIC is underway!!!

Today (wednesday) was registration day and boy, did we have a long day!!! The other ambassadors and I worked the registration table, introduced guest speakers, and made sure the conference runs smoothly.  BUT, we stood all day and really learned on the fly and completely held things together. Zane Castle is ‘Mom’ while we are […]

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HELLLLOOOO LOUISVILLE!!!!

FINALLY!!!! I just got into my room at the Marriott Louisville Downtown and this place is sweeeet! Its buzzing with excitement about the conference which starts in like 12 hours.  Never have I seen such promise in any industry!!! There are company reps running around the lobby networking and setting up a ton of future […]

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What a Great Time at Student Career Days

I am back home, I’ve caught up on some much needed sleep, and I am getting our landscape season started here in New York, but I often find myself thinking about this past Student Career Days in sunny, I mean SUNNY, California. It has been six years since I have last attended SCD and that […]

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Once the Game is Over

Saturday flew by in a blur.  Competition after competition, we rushed all over the Cal Poly campus to support our team, as other schools did too.  Overall, the group from the University of Florida had a learning filled day.  This experience allowed us the opportunity to understand more about the areas in the industry we are most interested in.  Saturday night […]

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Opening Ceremonies and Event Briefings

This morning was the Opening Ceremonies.  Mississippi State won the cheer contest from Roll Call, which is one of my favorite parts of the PLANET SCD!  Everyone has the opportunity to show off their school pride.  After the announcements we headed to the career fair where we reunited with familiar faces in the industry and met with new […]

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SCD 2009 Participant

Wow, I have to say that being from Florida, it is nice to be in a similar climate as home without having to drink the humidity from the air!!  My name is Kayla Childers and am here with the University of Florida.  GO GATORS!!   Since arriving last night I have spent time by the pool catching up […]

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