Donna McCune Internship

Name: 
Donna McCune
Major: 
Agricultural Business
Year: 
Junior
Hometown: 
Manlius, IL
Company/Organization: 
AgResource Company
Location: 
Chicago, IL

Describe your internship responsibilities:

At AgResource, I was responsible for updating the company’s database of USDA statistics, directing all social media, conducting surveys for the company’s radio program, and writing stories on commodity markets for the daily and weekly newsletters.  I helped implement two new services for customers as well.

 

What did you enjoy most about this internship?

I enjoyed working with commodities.  I worked with great people also.  I was able to experience living in downtown Chicago as well.

 

How has this experience impacted your future career plans?

Through my experiences at AgResource Company, I discovered that I wish to continue working with commodities, grain markets especially.  I also realized that I do not want to live in downtown Chicago when I graduate from college.

 

What resources did you utilize to obtain this internship?

To obtain this internship, I used personal networking.  However, Iowa State helped me in preparing my resume and cover letter.

 

What advice would you offer to other students seeking similar internships?

I would tell students to go to career fair and look for jobs in commodities, but they should never discount personal networking.