May 1, 2019

Despite the wonky Minnesota weather we have having, Summer is coming up soon. Before these summer months hit, plan to maximize your productivity. It is so easy to enter summer without an plan and then before you know it, it is the beginning of the fall semester and you...

April 25, 2019

As the end of the semester approaches, it can be difficult to maintain motivation. Here are some suggestions to keep your feet on the ground, and head above water.

If you control your mindset, you control your life.

I know that school can get overwhelming and everything...

April 23, 2019

It is that time of the year, internship season! What can you do now to help prepare for this upcoming opportunity?

Do your research. Learn about the history of the company you will be working for and also get to know the people you will be working with, before you actua...

April 22, 2019

This summer, I interned at CHS Hedging in Inver Grove Heights, MN. At CHS, I worked at the order desk. My responsibilities were to talk with farmers and grain elevators about buying or selling orders for the commodity markets. I thought this aspect was very interesting...

April 18, 2019

Do you want…

  1. Exposure to the opportunities within a potential filled industry?

  2. Networking with extremely talented professionals?

  3. Insights to competitive internships?

  4. Opportunities for national scholarships?

  5. An all-expenses paid trip to California...

April 15, 2019

The Internship

I was provided the opportunity to intern at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) for summer and fall of 2018. My supervisor was Kevin Hennessy, Bioenergy Manager with the Ag Marketing and Development Division. My main task was to update the Manur...

April 10, 2019

Working for the Agronomy Department at the University of Minnesota this past summer was a wonderful experience. There was a wide variety of work I did, but one of my favorite areas was working with soybean cyst nematode. I had the opportunity to see experiments through...

March 19, 2019

College is the ideal time to craft the life you want to live. Creating your lifestyle goes beyond your school work or career ambitions- it starts with your daily choices. Whether you realize it or not, you live in a series of systems that you have constructed. When you...

March 15, 2019

In what one student called, "The best class in four years," you will learn about commodities, and how they have little in common with the clothes you wear or the car you drive. This course explores the differences with a  focus on grain, livestock and dairy markets. It...

February 25, 2019

Welcome to college! This is the time to work on not just academics, but career development. This is an incredibly stressful term for many students, but it doesn’t have to be! Reach out to your advisors, they are bound to have suggestions on where to start. Attend the c...

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Find ways to network with alumni informally - utilize LinkedIn and the Office of Alumni Relations to find contacts

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