Jennie Hansen Internship

Name: 
Jennie Hansen
Major: 
Food Science
Year: 
Senior
Hometown: 
Boone, Iowa
Company/Organization: 
Tone’s Spices; ACH Food Companies
Location: 
Ankeny, Iowa

Describe your internship responsibilities:

I set up and ran sensory panels, gathered and filed vendor documentation, performed recipe testing, ingredient library updates, spice blending, blend matching and some QA testing. I was also responsible for the grocery shopping and conducted some cooking and baking application.

What did you enjoy most about this internship?
I really enjoyed the variety of tasks I was provided. I had the opportunity to work in a lot of different departments which gave me a greater overall picture of how the company works as a whole.

How has this experience impacted your future career plans?
This internship helped me figure out what aspects of the industry I want to focus on.

What resources did you utilize to obtain this internship?
I received an email from a professor in my department about the internship opportunity.

What advice would you offer to other students seeking similar internships?
I strongly recommend attending The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Fall Career Fair and utilizing the Career Services Office. Also, the ISU Career Management Service (ISU CMS) website is a great way to search for internships and job opportunities.