College interns refilling coffee cups? Whether that is a thing of the past or I have simply lucked out, my summer internships have far surpassed those low, almost degrading, expectations. Thank you, ISU Extension and Farm Credit Services of America for hiring PAID interns and providing us with meaningful and (mostly) enjoyable work.
This summer, as an incoming junior at Dordt College, I am doing my dream job- learning how to provide valued relationships and financial services to local farmers. In other words, I’m a financial officer intern for Farm Credit Services of America. If you would like to learn more about the company or apply for a line of credit (wink wink), check out their website:
My adventure with Farm Credit Services (FCS) began last fall when I somehow managed to get hired as one of 16 interns out of a pool of 400 applicants. FCS covers a four-state territory. I am stationed in the Red Oak, IA retail office, but I am also spending time in the Harlan, IA office as well as FCS headquarters in Omaha, NE for periodic meetings with the other interns.
Two weeks in, I am learning and loving my internship more every day. Naturally, my inner-English-nerd prods me to write about my experiences and share them with the poor souls still reading this jumble of words I call a blog. My original intentions to blog weekly updates on my internship have already joined my other bucket list failures…who wants to do 10 burpees a day anyway?! Needless to say, I will try to blog as often I can.
Thus, an adventure begins. Hope you’re along for the ride.