Erika Osmundson serves as AgCareers.com’s Director of Marketing Communications and has been with the company for more than 11 years. Erika works in the Ames, Iowa office.
What do you do on a day-to-day basis in your role with AgCareers.com?
It’s different on a day-to-day basis. I do a lot of strategic planning, project work, event planning, writing, and leading the marketing team.
What do you enjoy about working with AgCareers.com?
I definitely love the organization’s mission to help people find jobs in agriculture. And I love that my job does have so much variety. It’s very cliché as well, but I like the people that I work with.
What advice would you give to job seekers using AgCareers.com for the first time?
Two things: be open-minded about what types of opportunities you might find on AgCareers.com in that we have a very large variety from logistics and marketing to IT, and make sure you check frequently because we have so many jobs posted every day.
What is one of your favorite memories while working with AgCareers.com?
There are a lot, but my favorite was celebrating 10 years of the Roundtable at the Crystal Bridges Art Museum in Springdale, Arkansas. With the Roundtable being something that’s so near and dear to my heart, it was fun to see it hit that milestone and have everyone there to celebrate.
In your spare time, what do you like to do on the weekends?
I love spending time with my two children (pictured to the left with Erika’s husband at an ISU game), and hanging out with family and friends. I’m an avid Iowa State Cyclones fan, and I love to dance.
What’s your favorite snack and name one thing you can’t live without while working?
My favorite snack is Cheez-Its. I can’t live without dual monitors while working, and I like to have music on.
Favorite book & favorite movie?
My favorite book of all time is Goodnight Moon. I would say that because, as an adult, I’m very eclectic. Fictional history is my favorite but I like all sorts of thrillers, romances, and business books. My all-time favorite movie is Dirty Dancing or any other dance movie.
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