RDO Equipment Co., RDO Water, and MVI Partner for Cal Poly Career Fair
California Polytechnic State University, or Cal Poly, has a reputation for being a leading agricultural university. In fact, the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) offers 16 majors and 22 minors.
RDO Equipment Co., RDO Water, and MVI partnered to participate in the CAFES Career Fair, hosted by the Agribusiness Management Club. Students were able to interact with employers to learn more about careers and job opportunities after graduation.
Representing RDO Water was Ryan Pehle, Operations Manager (Coast); representing RDO Equipment Co. was Jay Cranford, Regional Sales Manager at Salinas and Watsonville; and representing MVI was Tyler Flom, General Manager at Billings, Powell, and Great Falls.
Ryan commented, “When talking with students, most were aware of single divisions, but many gained a new appreciation and understanding of RDO Equipment Co. as a single enterprise.” He said that students who were interested in only RDO Water prior to the Career Fair were asking about opportunities across RDO Equipment Co.’s footprint. The group received 45 total resumes, covering positions in Sales, Parts, and Service.
Several students were interested in the Access Your Future Program and liked the idea of gaining experience first, then transitioning to a full-time role that suited them. “Overall, the students were surprised at the size and solutions offered by RDO Equipment Co.,” Ryan added.