•Get my foot in the door on golf industry (course maintenance if I can) as early as possible
•Become a student member of GCSAA and network as much as I can
•Attend this institution for a 5-semester vocational degree in golf course and landscape management
•While at school, get as many internships as can fit, in as many locations servicing different grasses and course architectures (for liberal experience)
•Possibly after some schooling I may have enough experience to apply for a ground maintenance crew position
•Graduate with an associates in the program and begin applying for assistant super jobs
•Get many relevant certifications (Texas pesticide license, Texas irrigator license) and get GCSAA certified
•Work on up to full super!
•Lifelong learning of new trade practices
Also, is it possible to get too many certifications? Is it not worth it? There are multiple turfgrass associations that have certification programs, or should the GCSAA program just be a one and done type of deal?
Who should I speak with on the course staff when inquiring about jobs?
Thanks in advance.