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 was when I was a student. To come back after this many years, and now be involved in the planning of the event, is certainly full circle. SCD was just like I left it. Well, there are a lot more students, but the spirit is still strong. The enthusiasm stayed strong from Opening Ceremonies to Closing Ceremonies and I thrived off that.
There is nothing more motivating than seeing students who are excited about competing in events that sharpen their skills in the green industry, as well as individuals who are interested in finding companies they can grow with throughout the career fair. I truly enjoyed meeting the professors and students from all of the schools, and I am really enjoying the pictures I have been seeing on Facebook.
A big shout out goes to Susan, Shelia, Anna, and the rest of the PLANET Staff. Anyone who stays up until 3:00 in the morning to make sure all of the scoring is complete and ready for closing ceremonies truly understands how important this event is to the students and our industry.
I also want to thank Jenn for all of the guidance this past year. I knew when I said yes to becoming the Chair in 2010 that I was going to be okay, because Jenn is a great teacher and friend. I only hope to be as good of a chairperson as she was.
If you are a student, professor, supplier, or industry person, you need to become involved with Student Career Days. There is not one event that will inspire you and make you better in your career and LIFE as much as this event does.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta in 2010, and I am proud to be your chairperson. My goal is to get to know all of you and keep the tradition of Student Career Days strong.
Here is a link to a video that is full of the SCD spirit!