Resources for Employers

Welcome Employers!

Thank you for your interest in recruiting and connecting with UMD students within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Our College has over 1200 undergraduate and graduate students studying a wide range of topics including:

  • Animal and Avian Sciences
  • Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Environmental Science and Policy
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Nutrition and Food Science
  • Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
  • Institute of Applied Agriculture (two-year certificate program)

Detailed descriptions of our academic units can be viewed on our Programs of Study page 

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources partners with the University Career Center and the President’s Promise to help employers engage and connect in meaningful ways.

Ways to Engage with our Students

Post an Internship or Job

Handshake is the university’s online job and internship database that allows employers to post positions, browse resumes and register for upcoming events.  This is our preferred method for posting position for students within AGNR. To post a position, you will first need to set up an account in Handshake. Check out the "Getting Started on Handshake" tab for more information.  

Internships: Many of our AGNR students participate in internships. In fact, over 79 % of AGNR students reported having one or more internships during their time at the University of Maryland. We encourage you to post your internship via Careers4Terps. Additionally, if you’re interested in starting a new internship program, we are happy to share with you best practices for having a successful internship program. Check out the Internship Guide for Employers to help you learn how to create, develop and/or enhance an internship program for University of Maryland, College Park students.

Attend Events

Career Fairs and Networking Events are a great way for organizations to connect with UMD students and build brand on our campus. The University Career Center hosts a number of fairs and events during the academic year to meet your recruiting needs.  The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources does not host an ag specific career fair, however, we encourage employers seeking to recruit our students attend our fairs hosted by the University Career Center and the President’s Promise. View the list of Career Fairs and Events

Additional Opportunities

Careers within agriculture and natural resources are very applied and hands on. Our students are very eager to visit your organization. Consider hosting students through:

  • Intern For a Day Program: Host a student for a one day job shadow opportunity to expose them to your organization and career field.

  • Volunteer: Assist with resume reviews and/or mock interviews in preparation for career fairs or through one of our career classes.

  • Career Shuttle: The host employer typically arranges a tour for students and presents the opportunity to hear firsthand from current employees, including interns, about their roles.

  • AGNR Discovery & Innovation Night: An annual event to showcase AGNR student experiences, this is an opportunity for employers to connect with many of the best students AGNR has to offer!

Learn more about these site visit opportunities and to arrange visit!  

Employer Information Guide

To learn additional ways in which you as an employer can engage with our College and students, view our AGNR Employer Information Guide. 

Opportunities for Alumni

  • Participate on a Career Panel or Workshop and share your career journey and expertise with our students.

  • Alumni are invited to join the Terrapins Connect which offers a safe and secure space for alumni-to-student and alumni-to-alumni advising and mentoring.  Alumni with in fields related to agriculture and natural resources are strongly encourage to participate.

Contact Us!

If you have additional questions about how to post a position, developing your recruiting strategy, and hosting or attending an event to connect with students, please contact our employer relations team