The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is gearing up for its 36th annual Student Career Days (SCD) to be held March 22–25, 2012, at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

SCD is a three-day event for students enrolled in interior and exterior horticulture programs at two- and four-year colleges and universities from across the country. Each year, close to 900 green industry students from some 62 schools demonstrate their skills in real-world, competitive events and have the opportunity to participate in an outstanding Career Fair.

Students aren’t the only ones who get to showcase their skills at SCD. There are a number of opportunities for companies to showcase their employment and/or internship opportunities and get their name in front of an eager audience of next-generation industry professionals. Each booth at the Career Fair includes an area where companies can conduct on-site interviews. Companies can also opt to be a Lead sponsor for a competitive event, which they can design, or be an Assistant sponsor or Donor that assist the Lead sponsor. If you are interested in being a competitive event Lead sponsor, Assistant sponsor, or Donor that, visit the SCD Web site at, or contact Anna Walraven at (800) 395-2522.

The host hotel for the 2012 SCD will be the Holiday Inn at the Campus, Manhattan, Kansas. The opening and closing ceremonies, Career Fair, and competitive events will all be held on the Kansas State University campus.

For more details about PLANET’s 2012 SCD, contact Anna Walraven at (800) 395-2522. You may also register online at The early-bird deadline is February 16, 2012. PLANET thanks Platinum sponsor STIHL Inc.; Gold sponsor JOHN DEERE; Silver sponsors Caterpillar Inc., Gravely, an Ariens Company Brand, and New Holland Construction; and Bronze sponsors BRICKMAN, Husqvarna, Oldcastle, and Pavestone for helping to make this event possible.

PLANET is the association of members who create and maintain the QUALITY OF LIFE in communities across America. With approximately 3,800 members, these firms and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals. Some of these professionals have taken the extra step of becoming certified through PLANET and bear the distinction of being known as Landscape Industry Certified.

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