Sales Excellence Associates to Visit 15 College Career Fairs Across the U.S.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Young business people in green field

By: Brian Groves, Sales & Marketing Effectiveness Lead at Bayer CropScience


As the fall semester of school begins to set in, now is the time to start focusing on those career opportunities that will allow you to build a bright future. Do you have a passion for agriculture? Are you looking to begin a career with an industry-leading, innovative, global company? Now is the time to look into the Commercial Excellence Leadership Program (CELP)! Even if you are still considering a career field, it’s great time to enter the agriculture industry. According to a joint USDA NIFA and Purdue University report, there are 57,900 job openings in agriculture and related fields each year but only 35,400 students with a bachelor’s degree or higher in ag to fill them.


The Sales Excellence Associate position through CELP gives you an excellent opportunity to build a career in marketing, sales and general management. This 12-month program is designed to enable you to build on your skills with expanded product, sales and business training, and to tackle challenging projects that support your continued growth and Bayer’s success.



Fortunately, Sales Excellence Associates from the CELP program will be coming to a college career fair near you! Check out the locations and dates below to see if you able to attend.


Oklahoma State
What: Agricultural, Food, Environmental & Natural Sciences Career Fair
When: September 10, 2015


Mississippi State
What: All-University Career Fair
When: September 22, 2015


Kansas State
What: All-University Career Fair
When: September 22, 2015


North Dakota State University
What: Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo
When: September 22, 2015


Texas A&M
What: Agriculture Career Exposition (ACE Day)
When: September 29, 2015


University of Florida
What: Fall 2015 UF Career Expo
When: September 29, 2015


Ohio State
What: Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Career Expo
When: October 1, 2015


Purdue University
What: College of Agriculture Fall Career Fair
When: October 6, 2015


Washington State
What: Fall 2015 WSU Career Expo
When: October 6, 2015


University of Idaho
What: All-University Career Fair
When: October 7, 2015


University of Illinois
What: 2015 ACES & Sciences Career Fair
When: October 9, 2015


Iowa State
What: Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day
When: October 20, 2015


Fresno State
What: Agriculture & Food Industry (AFI) Career & Internship Fair
When: October 20, 2015


Penn State
What: 2015 Ag Career Day
When: October 20, 2015


NC State
What: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) Fall Career Expo
When: October 27, 2015


To learn more about the program please click here. Check out this great Q&A with Lauren Lechner, a 2014 program participant in this blog post.


Feel free to reach out to Brian Groves at with any questions. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @Bayer4CropsUS!

1Ali, R., Fernandez, J.M., Goecker A.D, Smith, E., Theller, R.G. (2015). Employment Opportunities for College Graduates in Food, Agriculture, Renewable Natural Resources, and the Environment. Retrieved from




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