Career night to provide information on pork industry careers

September 4, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Students and other people interested in learning more about career opportunities in the pork industry can attend the Fall Pork Industry Career Night, hosted by the Purdue University Pork Interest Group on Sept. 30.

The meeting will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Animal Sciences Conference Room 3-113 in Lilly Hall, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette. Free pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Sessions will cover major divisions associated with the pork industry, including commercial production, seedstock production, pork processing, feed industry, supporting industry sales and technical support. Speakers will include Erin Wagoner of The Maschoffs pork production network, Tony Thomas of PIC North America, Jim Harding of Indiana Packers Corp., Greg Morgan, JBS-United, and Kimberly Hoeing of Elanco Animal Health.

Mariah Huff, a senior at Purdue, will speak on the importance of internships, and Ian Brooke, a 2010 Purdue graduate, will share his experiences in making the transition from student to an employee in the pork industry.

Even though the meeting is primarily geared toward high school and college students interested in pork-related careers, the meeting is open to the public, and members of the pork industry are encouraged to attend and socialize with peers and students. The speakers and other companies within the pork industry will have an informational table where students and other attendees can ask questions before and after the session.

Participants can RSVP by contacting Allan Schinckel at

Writer: Jennifer Piotrowski, 765-494-8402, 

Source: Allan Schinckel, 765-494-4836,

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