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education questions

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by head_start, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. head_start

    head_start LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I am currently enrolled part time at the university of illinois, bias aside, do you feel that the U of I has a reputable turf grass program? In short, would this program provide me with skills that you as an employer would respect?
    Thank you,
  2. jbcertified

    jbcertified LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Jake, I am not up on U of I's rep but from scanning the coarse requirements, they appear to be very comparable to most university's requirements. I would concentrate on what you do with the coarse work and internships and not worry about pedigree. When I look at candidates for hire the college is the start not the reason for a job placement. If you can show what you learned not where you learned, you are in better position to get the position you want. Concentrate on internships, communication skills and horticulture classes. When I hire, I don't care if the person received an A in US history but that they are able to tell me effectively what they can do for me on the job. Best of luck to you.
  3. head_start

    head_start LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    good advice, and thank you for telling it like it is. i hope to learn good tools at the u of i, i have never been one to have a pedagree, just a little work. i will keep the internships in mind, have a great day.

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