You don’t have to wait until graduation to start your career in arboriculture! Thanks to the Arbor Day Foundation, you can apply to become a Tree Campus USA college or university.
This program recognizes college and university campuses that effectively manage their campus trees, and improve the quality of their environment.
Your school will benefit from a safer, more aesthetically pleasing campus, plus you’ll receive national recognition for your efforts.
It’s a great accomplishment to have on your resume as well, especially if you are an aspiring arborist still trying to chart your career path. Leading fellow students on campus is the perfect way to distinguish yourself for the post-graduation job market, no matter what sub-discipline of arboriculture you plan to pursue.
Did you know that TCIA has resources just for college students?
Our annual TCI EXPO has a special feature called Student Career Days, a free networking opportunity sponsored by the Tree Care Industry Assocation Foundation and dedicated to connecting student arborists with potential employers. Events include student climbing and investigative and diagnostic skills competitions; great prizes are awarded to the top student competitors.