The future is bright!

Make no mistake: One of the biggest keys to success in college and beyond is career development and Collegiate FFA has got you covered during the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis! Be sure to attend the following workshops that can make a lasting impression on your plans for the future.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Ashley Collins, education and marketing specialist for, will provide valuable insight into creating a successful resume. is an industry leader for both job searches and human resources expertise. The website features more than 3,000 job postings each month; Collins will have great ideas on what works—and what doesn’t—in building your resume. Join her in the Vincennes Room of the Hilton Hotel from 10 - 11 a.m.

That afternoon, author and radio host Peter Dunn (a.k.a. Pete the Planner) will present his session, What Your Dad Never Taught You about Budgeting and Giving. Pete has written several books, including Avoid Student Loans, offers financial advice and is regularly featured on Indianapolis television stations. Pete will provide life-long budgeting advice in a format that is both entertaining and informative. His session will be in the Hilton Hotel’s Vincennes Room from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

On Friday, Oct. 26, collegiate members will have the opportunity to learn from each other during the Collegiate FFA Chapter Development and Growth Forum. Hear what other chapters are doing to increase membership and participation, serve the community and collaborate with other organizations to strengthen their collegiate chapters. The forum will be from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Hilton Hotel’s Vincennes Room.

Finally, that afternoon is the Collegiate FFA Career Success Panel, which will offer tips on job searches, networking, interviews and more. The session will be from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in the Hilton Hotel’s Vincennes Room.

The collegiate events are sponsored by, Merck Animal Health and Consolidated Grain and Barge Co as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.