For the second consecutive year, BGSF, a workforce solutions provider, has sponsored the State Fair of Texas Youth Agricultural Job Interview Contest. This year’s event took place on Monday, October 17th at the Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center, with thirty students competing for the scholarship prize.
High school student members of the National FFA Organization, FCCLA, and 4-H traveled across the state to compete for the $1000 scholarship grand prize to the higher education institution of their choice. Thirty students advanced to the semi-finals from an initial group of forty-eight students. These thirty students set themselves apart from the herd after our volunteers thoroughly reviewed their cover letters and resumes.
BGSF had over twenty volunteers representing each of our divisions at this event, serving as mock interviewers, room monitors, application and correspondence judges, registrars, and more. While we were here to mentor and provide helpful career advice, we also learned from the students, connecting with them to learn about their “why” and career aspirations. These students’ and their professionalism, dedication to their work, commitment to voluntarism, and passion for the agricultural industry were inspiring!
The scholarship winner and the top five finalists received a virtual job shadow day with BGSF. Job shadowing at BGSF provides an opportunity to explore future career paths in finance and accounting, HR, IT, marketing, multifamily and commercial real estate, recruiting, and sales. In addition, the students will learn about the company culture at BGSF, gain career development advice from our executive team, and learn about the initiatives that make BGSF a place for career and personal growth.
This year’s scholarship winner was Emilee Munchrath, a member of Graford FFA. We are so incredibly proud of Emilee and each of the these young scholars. We know they have bright futures ahead, and we are grateful to play a small role in helping them along the way.
Making a BiG difference in the communities we serve is one way we show how your future is our purpose. Thank you to the State Fair of Texas for providing this opportunity for us to engage with these future leaders! Connect with us and learn more at BGSF.com.