Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

Work Experience

The ABM department helps students to arrange internships or work experience opportunities with food and agribusiness firms located in the Los Angeles and Southern California areas. At the end of the work experience opportunity a detailed evaluation form is filled out by the students’ supervisor and given to the students’ professor. The student will need to complete an assigned paper at the end of the employment period to receive a letter grade for three units. At the end of these work experience opportunities many companies will extend a job offer and sometimes even a full-time job for the student upon graduating. During a work experience opportunity the student is expected to demonstrate good work ethics, which includes punctuality, team work, good attitudes, and job completion.

Here is a list of some of the organizations and companies where our students have had a chance to gain work experience:

  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • Bank of the West
  • Chipotle
  • Costco
  • County Line Animal Hospital
  • Dole
  • Equestrian Visions
  • Fresh Point Produce
  • Hidden Villa Ranch
  • I Dig My Dog
  • La Concha Bakery
  • Oakland Zoo
  • Petco
  • San Bernardino County Department of weights and Measures/Agriculture
  • Santa Anita Racetrack
  • Tahoe National Forest
  • USDA Forest Service
  • USDA National Organic Program
  • Wildlife Waystation
  • Yorba Linda Feed Store

Where our Alumni are Employed

The following is a partial list of companies and organizations where alumni from the ABM program are employed:

  • Crossmark
  • Hidden Villa Ranch
  • Melissa's
  • Ready Pac
  • Del Monte
  • Sunkist
  • The Wine Group
  • Kubota Tractor
  • Ralph's Production Facility
  • Con Agra
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Dole
  • LAPAC International
  • Farm Credit System
  • Unocal
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • USDA
  • Western Growers
  • Farmer John's Meats
  • HORN
  • Vetericyn
  • FreshPoint
  • County of Santa Clara
  • Art of Tea