Planet Student Career Days is an
annual three-day competitive event for students enrolled in horticulture
programs from colleges and universities across the country. Students have an opportunity to compete in
events directly related to the skills needed for their particular career path
in the green industry. Prospective
employers in the industry are at the Career Fair, and this event gives the
students a chance to meet and discuss potential job opportunities.
Gravely sponsored the Truck and
Trailer Competition. This competition allowed two people to practice
their safe driving skills. It also gave them the opportunity to properly
load and strap a Gravely mower onto a trailer. This was a practical
experience for them and allowed them to work together as a team to perfect
Many students stopped by the
Career Fair to ask about Ariens, what we do and find out about the opportunities
in our industry.
Gravely also sponsored the Sales
Event which gave students ten minutes to complete the sale of a landscape
design project. It taught them many skills such as professionalism, how
to overcome objections and how they could improve in the future. Everyone
was very appreciative of the feedback given following the sale.
It was a great event not only
for the students involved, but also for the companies who sponsor this event as
we had the opportunity to work with some great future leaders in our field.