Internship- Yellowstone Landscape

Here’s another internship opportunity for everyone whos still looking for their HRT 297 Cooperative Internship requirement! Yellowstone Landscape, a nationwide company, is looking for interns for its 12-week, paid rotational program which allows students time in the field to develop their technical skills while also allowing them to learn the management side of our business.  Interns will be paired with a seasoned manager to learn different ways to manage crews and properties as well as communicate with clients.  Interns are required to complete an independent project which allows them the opportunity to develop, plan and implement a full-scale project.

With locations throughout the US and several in Virginia, this could be for you if you’re looking for an experience close to home or your next educational institution.  This summer Yellowstone Landscape hosted 19 Interns across the country at multiple locations.  While each Intern experienced different areas of the landscape and turf industry all finished with a solid understanding of the industry as a whole and their potential career path. Check out blog posts written by their 2022 interns to get a sense of the experience. More information about their internship program can be found here. 

2022 LM Internship Flyer_YL

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Horticulture Apprentice- Oak Spring Garden Foundation

Are you still trying to figure out what you’re doing during winter break? I know it might seem far away, but trust me it’s coming sooner than you think! If you’re still looking for a position to fulfill your HRT 297 Cooperative Education requirement or looking for real-world experience starting Decemeber 2022, then I have the opportunity for you! Oak Spring Garden Foundation in Upperville, VA is looking for TWO full-time Horticulture Apprentices starting in December! The position is paid, has the potential for housing if needed, and provides PTO, as well as paid holidays! They are taking applications now to begin reviewing on December 1st.


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NOVA Corps- Paid Student Interns

Orginally submitted to the Daily Flyer by:
Dr. Linda Barthelus, Director of College Call Center,

NOVA Corps, a paid student internship program through the vice president of enrollment management and student success (VPEMSS) is recruiting current students to help prospective, new, and current students start and finish strong at NOVA. The mission of NOVA Corps is to develop NOVA students’ professional job skills while also providing peer-to-peer support.

Student interns will perform a variety of customer-service duties in support of educational programs, including providing general information to students on a variety of programs, activities and procedures related to admissions, enrollment, college programs and activities. They will work primarily in person (face to face), as well as through telephone, email and/or online chat. They will be trained to provide information on NOVA’s application for admission, registration and general financial aid processes, assistance in navigating the student information system (SIS) and Canvas. They will also assist with campus tours, virtual lobby, new student orientation, etc.

Interns should be able to provide courteous, friendly and knowledgeable service to other students. They will be trained to provide clear, consistent, up-to-date and accurate information. They will attend team meetings, read emails and the College website and utilize current job aids.

There will be a mandatory, one-week on-site training located in NOVA’s Fairfax, Va. offices.


  • Gain valuable work experience while you learn
  • Develop leadership, communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills that prepare you for jobs after college
  • Help fellow students start strong and succeed at NOVA
  • Paid internship: $18 per hour
  • Flexible part-time work schedule, 20 hours per week
  • Casual dress code with free NOVA t-shirts

Learn more: Click this link to log into Career Connections and apply.


Thank you for Haunting with us!

Hello Horticulture Club!

We just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who participated in last night’s Horticulture Haunt! We wouldn’t have been able to have such an amazing night without everyone who participated, and helped with planning, set-up, and breakdown!
We had a devilishly good time last night carving pumpkins, listening to music, snacking, taking pictures at the photo booth, and dressing up in our finest costumes! In case you missed out on all the fun, here’s what happened!
  • Micheal and Zavian carved out a win in the pumpkin carving contest while Thomas and Melissa came dressed to win the costume contest!
  • The pumpkins left behind from the contest are being displayed on the wall between the horticulture head house LS 114A and the greenhouse!
  • The photos left behind from the photo booth are being displayed in the horticulture study room LS104 on the top of the bulletin board!
If you missed out on all the fun, don’t worry! We still have 4 more events in the semester that you can participate in! Two Fall Frolicks in November, the Poinsettia Plant Sale at the end of November/Beginning of December, and the Big Feild Trip at the end of the semester (which voting for is still happening at vote now if you haven’t already!). Make sure you watch your emails and the Hort Club Instagram page for more details about the upcoming events!
If you took any pictures last night, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @NVCCHortClub and use the hashtag #horticulturehaunt so that we can showcase them! The photo booth is also still up in the study room, so you can stop by and take your own spooky selfies to be a part of the fun!
Have a hauntingly good weekend! And we’ll see each other again soon!

Volunteer Opportunities- Cannabreeze Hemp Farm and Company

Are you looking to get into the exciting world of hemp and/or cannabis production? Are you still looking to fulfill your HRT 290 Cooperative Internship requirement? If so, this opportunity was made for you. With the farm located in Lovettsville, VA, and products sold at markets throughout the DMV, Cannabreeze is a great local and Veteran Owned business to get started in.

Cannabreeze Volunteer Opportunities

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Scholarship- Virginia Society of Landscape Designers

Landscape Design specialization students, this one’s for you! The Virginia Society of Landscape Designers is awarding a $1000 scholarship to a Virginia College student in an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Horticulture with a Specialization in Landscape Design.

A VSLD Scholarship Program Final PDF

School Year 2023-24

Sponsor: The Virginia Society of Landscape Designers is a nonprofit association that provides continuing education opportunities to its members as well as networking opportunities. The scholarship program is offered to students in the Commonwealth of Virginia who intend to pursue a career as a landscape designer.

Eligibility: A Commonwealth of Virginia resident college student accepted to a college program that offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Horticulture with a Specialization in Landscape Design. A minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average is also required.

Scholarship Awarded: $1000 and a year membership to VSLD after

Horticulture Club Updates- October

Now that it’s officially October, we hope you are excited about the upcoming Horticulture Haunt Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest on October 20th from 4:30 to 6:30 in LS 102! Materials will be provided to club members with no fee, but if you have a friend who would like to participate but isn’t a member, they can purchase materials for $5. Snacks and drinks will be provided!
Non-club members also have the option of becoming members prior to the event in order to forego the materials fee by filling out the following form and submitting it according to the directions on the form.
We are also having a member’s meeting on Thursday, October 13th from 5 pm to 6 pm in LS 102 to get ready for the upcoming event. In this meeting, we will be going over logistics as well as creating decorations. We would appreciate any and all help during this meeting so that we can ensure an amazing time the following Thursday!
You can participate in Horticulture Haunt by attending in person on October 20th, by dropping off your pumpkins at LS 103 on October 20th before 6:00 pm, or by stopping by LS 103 in costume to take a photo to participate in judging for the costume contest before 6:00 pm. Judging for both the pumpkin carving and costume contest begins at 6:00 pm. 
Prizes for both the Carving and Costume Contests are as follows: 
1st Place: $25 VISA Gift Card 
2nd Place: $10 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place: $5 Starbucks Gift Card
If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP using the following google form so that we can get an accurate headcount for all the needed materials.
Contact Horticulturist and Club Treasurer Kyra Longacre at 7039487754 or at LS 103 for additional details
Also if you haven’t already, please take the time to fill out the interest survey for the end of the plant sale field trip so that we may begin planning a cool trip to celebrate all of our members and all of the hard work that they do!

College Transfer Fair- Loudoun Campus October 13th

Originally Submitted to the NOVA Daily Flyer By: Jennifer Nelson, Coord., of University Transfer & Initiatives,

In partnership with the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO), NOVA will host in-person college transfer fairs on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13. These events provide students the opportunity to meet with representatives from over 50 colleges and universities in order to learn more about the transfer process. Please encourage students to attend so they can better understand how to turn their transfer dreams into reality!

The transfer fair schedule is as follows:

  • Woodbridge Campus, Wednesday, October 12, 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Seefeldt Building (WS), 1st Floor Atrium
  • Alexandria Campus, Wednesday, October 12, 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m., Fine Arts Building (AFA), Gym and Dance Studio
  • Annandale Campus, Thursday, October 13, 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m., Richard J. Ernst Cultural Center (CE), Gymnasium
  • Loudoun Campus, Thursday, October 13, 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m., Higher Education Center (HEC), Event Center

This information can also be found on the College Transfer Fair portion of NOVA’s website.

While registration is not required, students can easily share their contact information with the colleges/universities by signing up for StriveScan.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Transfer Scholarship

Originally Submitted to the NOVA Daily Flyer by Shawn Addison, Counselor,

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers a competitive scholarship for community college students with exceptional promise and demonstrated financial need to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Students in any discipline may apply. The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees and books for the remainder (up to three years) of the scholar’s undergraduate degree. Scholarship amounts will vary depending upon the costs of the institution the scholar attends as well as any other grants or scholarships the individual may receive. Awards can be as much as $55,000 per year.

The JKCF scholarship application website opens October 6, and applications will be accepted through January 12, 2023.

Applications must be submitted only through The Common App.

Eligible scholarship applicants must meet all the criteria below:

  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Demonstrate significant financial need.
  • Be at least a sophomore (30 semester credits earned by December 31, 2022).
  • No previous enrollment or attendance at a four-year institution.
  • Plan to transfer and enroll full-time in an accredited four-year university for fall 2023.

Students who meet these conditions and wish to apply, should begin by viewing the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website for more details on the scholarship. For assistance, students are encouraged to contact their campus representative to discuss the eligibility criteria, the application process and deadlines, and to explore strategies for developing a competitive application.

Campus Representatives

Click here to see a list of past scholarship recipients.