AAEA Summer Intern

by Josh Booth, Senior in Science and Agricultural Journalism at the University of Missouri I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer than writing, posting and reporting on pigs. Last summer I had the opportunity to work for the PORK Network as the AAEA editorial intern in Lenexa, Kansas. The PORK Network is a Read more about AAEA Summer Intern[…]

Five reasons every student should go to a trade show (and what to do when you get there)

by Alex Cody Easley, student at Arkansas State University The National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention was an incredible experience that I look forward to writing about. Today, the focus will be on why I am glad I went as a student, rather than a paid employee. 1)  It is the BEST excuse for not knowing something Read more about Five reasons every student should go to a trade show (and what to do when you get there)[…]

How to Tackle a Career Fair Like a Pro

by Allison Fortner, NACT Vice-President, University of Georgia


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The time has come to print out resumes, polish up your dress shoes, and put on your best smile. That’s right. It’s career fair season, and it’s time to talk it up with potential employers. As an agricultural communication major, you may run into problems, especially if the recruiters at the career fair don’t know they need someone with your skillset in their company. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when making your rounds at career fairs:


The Summer Adventures of an Iowa Select Farms Intern

By Melissa Kroksh

Senior in Agriculture Communications

Iowa State University

How do I summarize such an amazing opportunity that turned into the ultimate internship? I’m talking about a summer filled with fast paced organization, creative thinking and execution of detailed marketing plans. This journey started at one of the most successful College of Agriculture and Life Science’s programs at Iowa State University, the Bacon Expo. At the Bacon Expo ’14 two friendlyIMG_3149 and approachable professionals from Iowa Select Farms greeted me as I passed their booth. Without any intentions of landing an interview, I attended the Bacon Expo ’14 to photograph the day for my job at the time. I ended up discussing the details of their Marketing and Communications Internship and agreed to apply. After proudly accepting the Marketing and Communications Intern position, I finished the spring semester and prepared for a summer in Iowa Falls, Iowa.

On May 18th I kicked off my internship by meeting the other Marketing/Communications intern Francesca, who became a life long friend, discussed the list of projects and events I’d be a part of and met a handful of the Iowa Select Farms employees and soon to be “work
family”. Before I knew it, the adventures of Francesca and Melissa had begun. […]