John Deere Day kicks off Purdue Industrial Roundtable Career Fair

More than 40 John Deere representatives are recruiting future employees.

Posted: Sep 9, 2019 11:38 AM
Updated: Sep 9, 2019 12:13 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue's Memorial Mall was gold and black with a lot of John Deere green Monday.

It's part of the kick of to the Industrial Roundtable Career Fair this week.

More than 40 John Deere representatives were recruiting future employees. That includes those interested in careers in supply management, engineering, marketing and information technology.

"That's what really makes our company go," said John Deere Team Lead Kevin Hendress. "That's the students that we're looking to bring in to build our company up to continue to be a valuable company." 

Different tractors and equipment were on display. There was also informational booths with activities.

Farmers may be their customer base, but Hendress said the company is much more than agriculture.

"They just think, 'Oh, it's a big green tractor that's a lot of iron.' That's true, but there's also a lot of technology that goes into it that makes it an intelligent vehicle," he explained.

John Deere Day ends at 4 p.m. Monday.

The Industrial Roundtable Career Fair takes place Tuesday and Wednesday.

It brings in more than 400 companies and 12,000 engineering, science, and technology students every year.

You can take your resume to the Memorial Mall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

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