Current employment/job title: Peoples Company, Clive, IA, Associate Land Appraiser
As an associate appraiser, I create several types of maps, complete property inspections, track and maintain a sales database, communicate with clients, attend land auctions, and assist with the report writing of appraisals.
I did a part-time internship my last semester at ISU and really enjoyed the experience. I found this career to be in particularly high demand and love the challenge and diversity of each assignment.
The Ag Business major gave me the education and experiences necessary to succeed in my position. The Rural Property Appraisal class offered through the major is what sparked my interest. Having experience with sales research and map work gave me a step ahead with my internship.