Major in agricultural business, minor in international ag
Growing up on a farm, in Chester, Iowa, I always knew I wanted to go into a career in agriculture. Choosing to come to Iowa State and join CALS was an easy decision because of the great support from advisors and professors as well as the amazing job placement rate the college offers.
At Iowa State I am actively involved in the ISU Agricultural Business Club and ISU Bacon Expo. Being in the College of Ag has opened many doors for me, including leadership roles, internships and study abroad opportunities. During my time at Iowa State, I have interned as a Crop Scout at AgVantage in Charles City, Iowa and an Ag/Commercial Lending Intern at First National Bank in Waverly, Iowa.
In the spring of my junior year, I took the opportunity to study abroad in Prague, Czech Republic for the semester. This was an amazing experience for me. It broadened my horizons in several ways and allowed me to grow, both personally and professionally. I was able to travel to several countries across Europe and learn about different cultures and traditions. In Prague, I was enrolled at the University of Economics where I took courses relating to international business, marketing, history and culture, as well as a Czech Language course. Without the support and encouragement of the College of Agriculture at Iowa State, I do not know if I would have had the opportunity or desire to study abroad for a semester and get out of my comfort zone.
My experience at Iowa State University has gone quicker than I could have ever imagined, but I will look back knowing I had a full and enjoyable experience here because I was able to take advantage of opportunities such as studying abroad.