Today’s guest blogger is Kalyn Rose, livestock equipment marketing intern. Kalyn is a Purdue University senior studying agribusiness management and marketing. She is the third Case IH intern to share her summer experiences on the Be Ready Blog.
When I saw that Case IH would be attending Purdue University’s fall career fair, I knew I wanted to talk to them about an internship. My family only runs Case IH equipment on our row crop operation. During the interview process, they took the time to get to know me on a personal level, so they could place me in a perfect internship.
My internship has followed the five P’s of marketing: Product, Place, Pricing, Promotion and People. Following that matrix, I have been on equipment photo shoots; taught sessions during the Red Power Tour; and coordinated the Case IH presence at state Farm Bureau meetings and high school rodeos. During my time with Case IH, I have been to Kansas, Iowa, Texas, Illinois, Louisiana, Colorado and Ohio. Not many interns can say that!
The people are the best part of Case IH. I’ve made lifelong friends with people I would not have otherwise met. They were incredibly helpful with the learning curves I experienced during my first couple of weeks.
The biggest lesson I learned this summer was that if you want more job responsibility, you have to actively seek it. You have to work hard when completing tasks. By showing interest and approaching my managers with an idea, I was able to lead some exciting projects.
The great thing about a Case IH internship is that even though you are an “intern”, you never feel like one. The projects I got to work on were important and served a purpose. I would definitely recommend this internship to other students.
For more information on Case IH internship opportunities, visit the Campus Connect website.