Mar 22, 2011

Agricultural Job Fair 2011 by Agricultural Society

The Students Union in collaboration with the Agricultural Society is organising an Agricultural Job Fair on Friday 25th March 2011 at the UOM Raised Plaza from 10hr to 15hr30.

The main aims are to provide a platform through which students and companies can interact and foster contacts. Students will be able to get a wider knowledge about the Mauritian Agricultural Sector and the new emerging technologies such as biosecurity, food safety, aquaculture, biotechnology, agricultural engineering and plant protection.

The companies present will be:
  • Adicon Biotechnologies
  • Meaders Feeds LTD
  • Food and Industries Allied ltd
  • Innodis Group
  • Mauritius Wildlife Foundation
  • Agricultural Research and Extension Unit
  • Irrigation Authority
  • Small Planters Welfare Fund


K.Boodhoo said...

I wish all of you a fruitful interaction with the potential employers. What is more important for you to gain form them is not a job but what are their requirements for you to get employed. What are the areas of agriculture, they are looking for personnel.


Anonymous said...

Given that students are already receiving the proper academic and training qualifications by our experienced Academic Staff at the Faculty of Agriculture, it is also very important for the students to be more aware about the various spheres of agricultural sector in Mauritius.... so a job fair is important as this directs the students to the right place

Nawsheen Hosenally said...

I would like to thank the Agricultural Society for giving us such an opportunity, we should make the most of it! :)

Anonymous said...

We have also learnt that most companies will be recruiting some students this time, and they are also considering students for job placement. So this is a good opportunity to deal atleast a job placement.
For this, students need to bring their CV, qualifications and passport sized fotos.
All the best everyone:)

Anonymous said...

I would like applause for this laudable initiative by the Agricultural Society. However, let us also express our sadness over how the university lures us over courses mounted that does not fit the labour market.What really saddens me also is how the level of education has declined over the past few years. Lecturers have also departed from the prime notion of education which is to impart knowledge to students. Education has become a profit making business. In this new millenium, we are facing several threats and our vulnerability is becoming more and more obvious. I dream of the day when we all could put heads together and work towards a common goal putting aside personal gains... It seems that this day is very far away

Nawsheen Hosenally said...

I would like to comment on this by a quote from Mahatma Gandhi: "Be the change you wish to see in the world"! :)

K.Boodhoo said...

Hello Ag Society Members

First of all let me congratulate you for successfully organising the Job Fair. I had the opportunity to walk through and talk with most of the companies representative. And I wish to share a few of my discussions with them.

Many of them are keen to employ our graduates and they have done so in the past.

They want our graduates to be innovative, risk takers, engage themselves fully in work, propose ideas and solutions in their place of work.

Indeed all the skills (IT, Communication, speaking, writing etc ) we try to impart to you are relevant in the place of work.

It is true that we will not be able to impart all the skills that the employers would need. Bu the foundation base is laid at the University. It is what you make of it that will determine your success.

I met quite a few of our past graduates and they suggested that we should engage more in field work.

Wish you all the best in your future career.

Anonymous said...

Now that the exams are over but results are still pending I would like to know how many of the students really got a job placement if not a job through this fair.

Nawsheen Hosenally said...

I have got a job, not directly from the job fair, but there was a link. This job fair made me realize what employers are looking for in a candidate when they are recruiting, which helped me during my interview! :)