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Preparing AAEC graduates > Beyond the classroom experiences

Experiential learning is the process of learning by doing.

Employment and Internships

Whether you're looking for an internship, part-time, or full-time position, AAEC is your destination for career-related information

Student Ambassadors

In the spirit of Ut Prosim, our ambassadors strengthen connections and build community with students, the department, CALS, and Virginia Tech.

Summer Internship

Data Science for the Public Good promotes team science to address current social issues locally and nationally. 

Study Abroad

Ecuador: Building Analytical and Global Competencies through Agricultural Research

Commodity Investing by Students (COINS)

select group of Virginia Tech students invests over 1.3 million dollars annually in commodity markets through exchange-traded funds and notes. 

The Kohl Centre

The Kohl Centre provides students with an opportunity to solidify their knowledge and expand their skillset by engaging stakeholders from around the state, building a professional network, and helping real clients. 

Undergraduate Research

Students have opportunities to conduct research with our faculty through independent studies. Undergraduate research often leads to published papers.  

The Clubs

Ag Econ Club

The Ag Econ Club is dedicated to providing an environment of fellowship and leadership in which members pursue professional, educational, social, and teamwork development. For more information about the club, contact Mike Ellerbrock, Normand Adams, or Pedro Queiroz

Collegiate Young Farmers at Virginia Tech

The Collegiate Young Farmers at Virginia Tech provides students interested in agriculture and rural communities leadership, educational, legislative, networking, and social opportunities. The chapter is associated with Virginia Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau Federations.

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences–Virginia Tech Chapter

The Virginia Tech chapter of MANRRS aims to create a more inclusive atmosphere for students pursuing careers in agriculture, natural resources, or other related fields. The organization fosters leadership among minority students, is active in community service, and provides students with professional development opportunities. Learn more about the Virginia Tech MANRRS chapter. Advisor Chanit'a Holmes

National Agri-Marketing Association

Students prepare a yearly marketing plan to compete in the National Agri-Marketing Association competition every spring. Students begin meeting in the fall to select a product and begin planning. They receive credit in the spring when they attend the NAMA Conference.  For more information, Paula Mercadante, Pedro Queiroz, or Normand Adams

In the news

Spend the summer in Monterey, California with the Middlebury School of the Environment

Monterey is a microcosm of the world’s environmental challenges and an exemplar of sustainability planning. For six weeks Monterey will be our laboratory for exploring the world’s most pressing needs. For example:

  • Climate resilience
  • Food Justice
  • Restoration of marine ecosystems
  • Urban sustainability
  • Political and social commitment to change

Inquire, start the application process, and learn more about scholarship opportunities.

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