Excerpts for this article were taken from a publication by Bradley University's Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts. Read the full article here.
Nearly 800 students have participated in the 52 year-old GROWMARK internship program. This year 41 students were selected from 18 different colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. Typically, anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of the interns have been offered full-time positions after graduation.
“It’s a very highly regarded company,” said Dr. Ron Koperski, associate professor of public relations in Bradley’s Department of Communications.
[Rachel Fogle, a senior at Bradley University,] works in GROWMARK’s Energy Division as the marketing and communication intern. She makes promotional materials for the division’s products. In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities she is also working on a special project [to research and complete search engine optimization (SEO) for a new energy division website].
Of her experience at GROWMARK, Fogle said, "You are not a number at GROWMARK. You are a person, and everyone knows you by name and wants to help you in any future endeavor. When you have a break through with your project, everyone is there backing you up and challenging you to keep going further...I believe that this internship has led me down the exact path that I want to go with my career and that is to work for an agricultural company and be an advocate for the industry.”
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. Also, watch the blog as we post about the conclusion of the 2011 intern program in just a few weeks.