Ruth Kimmelshue, corporate senior vice president, business operations and supply chain, Cargill, will be the keynote speaker at the USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program opening session that will be held in conjunction with the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
Kimmelshue’s presentation, “Navigating My Career in a Rapidly Changing Workplace,” will encourage and challenge students to work industriously toward attaining their career goals as they transition from academics to the work environment.
“Ruth Kimmelshue is an industry leader for one of the largest protein producers in the world. We are excited about her participation in the program and know that her experience will extend to the students as they listen and learn from Ruth,” said Andy Southerly, vice president of supply chain management, Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats, USPOULTRY board member and chairman of the USPOULTRY College Student Career Program advisory committee.
The USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program gives companies an opportunity to interview top students for industry-related jobs and internships in one location, during a three-day period. The program involves students from national universities and has been an important part of the hiring process for many companies for more than 40 years. The foundation’s International Student Program brings Latin American students to IPPE each year where they are treated to a specialized program designed especially for them, in addition to being able to visit the exhibit floor to see the most current technology used in the poultry, meat and feed industries. The students will have the opportunity to visit with employers who have poultry operations throughout the world, including Latin America and Mexico.
The IPPE, the world's largest annual poultry, feed and meat industry trade show, will be held January 31 – February 2, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and the USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program will also be held on those same dates.