Kate Boeckenstedt joins the AgCareers.com office in Ames, Iowa this summer as our Marketing Intern. Kate just completed her junior year at Iowa State University as an Agricultural Education major with the Communications option. Last summer, Kate worked as a Crop Scout for AgVantage FS in Alburnett, Iowa.
What will you be doing this summer with AgCareers.com?
I’ll be in charge of the student success kit we’re working on as well as the Internship Benchmark Survey. Organizing some pages on our website as well as a few special marketing projects will be some other things I’m working on this summer.
What do you enjoy about working with AgCareers.com?
I like the flexibility and getting to know the indoor work environment. I like the opportunity to grow and share my ideas. The research side and blogging has been new to me. I never thought I’d be a blogger.
What advice would you give to job seekers using AgCareers.com for the first time?
Don’t limit yourself to what your major is. There are so many opportunities available on AgCareers.com. Also don’t utilize it just for the job search. There is so much available to enhance your career skills too.
What are you most looking forward to in your role with AgCareers.com?
A little bit of everything. I like getting involved in the social media side and I’m interested to see how the Internship Benchmark Survey turns out. I’m always interested to see how other people like other companies. It will be interesting to see the Roundtable come together too.
In your spare time, what do you like to do on the weekends?
I like to go home and spend time with my family or my boyfriend and his family. My mom and I always go on walks and walk our dogs too. I like to be around the farm.
What’s your favorite snack and name one thing you can’t live without while working?
I like strawberries and chocolate. I would say that I can’t live without my lunch walk while working. I need that outdoor time in the middle of the day. I love my window in my office.
Favorite book & favorite movie?
My favorite movie is The Last Song. I liked Miley Cyrus before she went crazy. My favorite books are the Percy Jackson series.