Earlier this month, we had a blast meeting ambitious Ducks and Beavers at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University Winter Career Fairs and Expos. Now that winter in Portland is slowly coming to a close, we’re gearing up for our next round of career fairs in the spring! In this edition of the AIFP blog, get details on the career fairs we’ll be attending, how to prepare, and what we’re looking for in new hires.
As far as career fairs are concerned, spring is going to be a busy time!
Catch us at the University of Oregon Career Fair! Meet current traders and company leaders, get a sense of our company culture, and have the opportunity to network. In addition to us, you’ll meet a host of different Oregon-based companies who are hiring.
Catch us at the Oregon State University Spring Career Expo! Just like at the University of Oregon Career Fair, students will have the opportunity to meet current traders, ask questions about what it’s like to build a career as a trader, and learn all about our company culture and values.
Catch us at Portland State University for this on-campus recruiting event, which brings over 80 employers from a wide variety of industries. We'd love to meet you and talk about our available opportunities.
To learn more about what we look for in prospective traders, be sure to visit our blog about how our AIFP traders fell into commodity trading—along with what they love about their jobs.
What we’re really looking for in recruits is a unique combination of grit, determination, persistence, work ethic, perseverance, creativity, and energy. Being a trader at AIFP is like being able to run your own small business, so creativity, independence, and strong worth ethic are all the kinds of valuable qualities we look for.
Below, we’re listing a few tips on how to prepare for your next career fair!
Up for the challenge? We'll give you the tools to excel. AIFP is continually growing. We recruit new traders year-round.
There is no substitute for hard work. If you really want to make and run a business here, you have all the tools available to you here.Billy Culver Trader, European Products Department Head
I really enjoy the freedom to create your own customer base and build a business trading the products you want to trade. While being the hardest thing I have ever done, being a trader has also been the most rewarding!Alex Schilling Trader