The U.S. Poultry Harold E. Ford Foundation (USPOULTRY Foundation) and the Poultry Science Association Foundation (PSA Foundation) are pleased to announce the jointly sponsored inaugural M.S. & Ph.D. Student Career Fair which will be held during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), scheduled for Jan. 30 – Feb., 1, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. The Career Fair will be held on Monday, Jan. 29, in conjunction with the International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF). This unique program is designed to better serve U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) member companies and allied suppliers, particularly involving, but not limited to, technology driven companies such as those in genetics, health, pharmaceutical and nutrition. The target participants are Post-Doctoral and early Ph.D. students.

USPOULTRY, through the USPOULTRY Foundation, hosts a well-established and highly successful College Student Career Program during IPPE. The integral components of this outstanding program include interview opportunities with member companies and exhibitors for summer internship employment and entry level career positions for B.S. and M.S. students seeking employment in the poultry production, processing and allied supplier industry.

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The Poultry Science Association (PSA) provides a career program focused primarily on academic career opportunities for graduate students, both M.S. and Ph.D., through the PSA website. The effort is supported by the PSA Hatchery, which is PSA’s graduate student organization and the PSA Foundation primarily through the Giesen Internship Program for aspiring graduate students in conjunction with industry partners, endowed undergraduate scholarships, and through M.S. and Ph.D. Fellowships supported by Foundation donors through grants or endowments.

“Utilizing the strengths and resources of PSA and the USPOULTRY Foundation, this new program will target Post-Doctoral and Ph.D. students,” said Jerry Moye, USPOULTRY Foundation incoming chairman, who also serves on the PSA Foundation Board. “This is a great service our two organizations can provide to the poultry and allied industry, particularly those with needs in genetics, health, pharmaceutical and nutrition fields. Further, this opportunity is provided in one place at one time in conjunction with the IPSF, conveniently benefiting these exceptional students and industry companies seeking talented employees to provide for their next generation of scientific leadership.”