Student Career Days

What is Student Career Days?

Student Career Days (SCD) is the largest FREE career development event available to students pursing a formal education in arboriculture or related studies. Each year, hundreds of students meet at TCI EXPO for two days of learning, networking, and growing.

This year’s event offers an industry job fair with over a dozen booths, skill-based activities including knot tying and safety gear checks, and SCD’s newest event, a vertical rope ascent on the trade show floor.

Put your skills to the test, win prizes, earn bragging rights, network with industry professionals, and leave with new friends and more career opportunities.

PLUS… Students get access to everything TCI EXPO has to offer! Attend any educational sessions or forums, explore the trade show floor and network at the Welcome Reception on Thursday evening.

Want to attend Student Career Days?

Registration opens August 19, 2019.

Colleges wishing to register their students should email and request the registration link.

SCD is a free event and travel funds are offered to colleges who attend. Travel reimbursement amounts are based on the distance traveled from the college to SCD and the number of students who attend from the college.

Travel reimbursements will be mailed once student attendance at the event is confirmed. Reimbursements will be made in one lump sum directly to the college. Checks will be mailed the week of December 1st.

The reimbursements are as follows:
Miles Traveled:
Less than 100
100 - 250
251 - 400
401 - 550
551 - 700
701 - 950
951 - 1,500
1,501 - 2,500
Greater than 2,500
Reimbursements are sent to the contact at the college after
TCI EXPO 2019.

Already registered and want to sign-up for the skills events?

Students wishing to participate in any of the skills events may do so by registering on-site the day of the event. Check in at the registration booth to sign up!

Questions? Please contact the Student Career Days team at

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View photos from the 2018 event

Expo 2018