Agricultural graduates are in demand. Some 92 percent of CFAES graduates are employed or are attending graduate school within six months of graduation. CFAES graduates report an average starting salary of $39,024. Some 72.1 percent of CFAES graduates reported employment within Ohio. More than 200 companies and organizations hired CFAES graduates last year.
In 2012, 16 students enrolled in AEDE’s Agribusiness and Applied Economics program studied abroad in programs in Australia, Brazil, Ireland and the Czech Republic. Danielle Matthews speaks to us about her study abroad experiences in Brazil and Ireland.
How do you take the tools learned in the classroom and apply them to real-world scenarios to best prepare students for a career after college? AEDE Associate Professor Matt Roberts provides an answer to this question by engaging students to participate in the CME Group’s Commodity Trading Challenge.
Beginning in Spring 2013, Ohio State will offer several new courses as part of the Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) curriculum. EEDS is a multi-disciplinary degree program that focuses on the human dimensions of sustainability. The program is offered as a joint major between the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) and the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE).
Nicholas Rettig, an AEDE undergraduate student originally from Napoleon, Ohio who is in his junior year of study, recently sat down with us to talk about why he chose to study in AEDE’s Agribusiness and Applied Economics program, his experience to date, and what he hopes to do once he finishes his degree.
A new major focusing on sustainability will be available to undergraduate students beginning this fall. To read about the Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major, click here. For more information, or to enroll, visit http://eeds.osu.edu/.