Maggie worked with Poulin Grain during the summer for a dairy-focused internship. Learn more about her experience, in her own words!
Tell us a little bit about your current area of study and your career plans after graduation.
I am majoring in animal science at Cornell University. I am currently a sophomore undergraduate student, but when I graduate I plan to become a dairy nutritionist.
What makes Poulin Grain stand out in the agriculture industry?
Poulin Grain is a completely family-oriented company. From my time interning this summer, I saw that Poulin Grain truly cares about each individual farm and employee. I believe this is why so many farms prefer to use Poulin over any other feed company, as they are willing to go above and beyond to make sure their farms’ animals reach peak performance and health.
Why did you want to do an internship?
I wanted to do this particular internship because I had an interest in animal nutrition and felt that Poulin Grain would be the best place to expand my knowledge and experience.
What was your favorite part of the internship?
My favorite part of the internship was being able to help collect data for Poulin’s Milk Fatty Acid Project. I also enjoyed meeting and learning from all of Poulin’s fantastic employees.
How has your internship with Poulin Grain changed your outlook on the agriculture industry and/or the workforce?
My internship with Poulin Grain has reinforced the idea that the agriculture industry is full of the most hardworking and passionate people that I have ever met. My experience this past summer has also solidified my goal of pursuing a career in dairy nutrition.
What advice would you give other students pursuing similar programs?
I would advise other students to take advantage of different opportunities and to be open to trying new things. I would also say that it is important to work extremely hard and to ask questions in order to expand your knowledge.