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Opportunities

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Career Opportunities

Agricultural Education graduates have the opportunity to pursue a variety of career options! Visit the following websites to find some of the most current job openings and opportunities.

Student Clubs

Agricultural Education students, along with students from many other majors on campus, are involved in student-led organizations. The Ag Ed Club, Collegiate FFA, Post-secondary Agricultural Student (PAS) organization, Promising Leaders in Agriculture (PALs) are just a few of the clubs that are sponsored by the Agricultural Education Program. If you don’t find an organization that fits your needs, you can even start your own RSO.

Internships

All AGED students participate in internships and/or student teaching experiences throughout Illinois and the Midwestern U.S. In addition to teaching in school districts throughout Chicago and Illinois, students have completed internships with:

Visit the Ag Ed Internship blog to read more about internship experiences, or learn about current internship opportunities.

Study Abroad

The Agricultural Education Program offers a biannual AGED Leadership study abroad opportunity to Italy, organized by Dr. David Rosch. The focus of the trip is to examine the historical and contemporary differences in leadership practices between the Roman republic and empire as compared to current practices in Italian businesses and government.  Students who participate will visit Rome and learn more about its rich history of leadership, as well as Florence, Bologna, and Tuscany. For more information about the trip, including costs and dates for the event, email Dr. David Rosch.

Visit the College of ACES Study Abroad website to learn about other opportunities and available scholarships.

Other On-Campus Events

At Illinois, AGED students are invited to present educational material in a variety of settings, including to high school and other college students. The Illinois Agricultural Education Program coordinates the annual Greenhand and Student Leader Conference, Leadership Training Schools, State FFA Awards Day, and various other Illinois FFA events.