Name: Danielle Munsch
Major & Graduation Date: Agricultural Systems Technology (Machine Option); May 2016
Favorite ISU Class: TSM 415/416; Technology Capstone
Job Title & Company: Program Specialist, Van Wall Equipment
Major Job/Position Responsibilities: Gather and analyze data to create and modify programs and processes throughout various departments. Travel to all locations to conduct employee training on new procedures. Administrator of our Customer Relationship Management database.
What do you like most about your job/position: I enjoy the diversity of projects and working with different departments daily. I am constantly learning new applications and administrative techniques to improve processes.
What advice would you give to current students pursuing a career in Agriculture and Life Sciences:
- I can’t stress enough how important it is to obtain at least two or three internships while going to college. Even if you find yourself in an internship you don’t necessarily enjoy, it can still provide value by improving your soft skills such as communication, time-management, leadership skills, etc.
- Be prepared for behavioral based questions in interviews. Before I would interview, I would look up at least 10 behavioral based interview questions and write down my answers. This helped me remember different scenarios I could base my answers on and better prepared me for the interview.
- Become a Peer Mentor. You will not only get to know your professors/faculty better, but it will help build your key strengths too!