After interning at O&B for three weeks, I can say that I have learned quite a bit about how an agency works. I have been able to sit in on numerous internal meetings on projects that I am currently working on and have been fortunate enough to give input on decisions. The work that I have been doing is pretty broad. Though I am working on the DEKALB and Asgrow account, I have been helping out with the United Soybean Board and also the Common Ground project, along with others. There is a great group of interns working at O&B this summer from all over the country and this provides for some interesting conversation and unique background stories. The commute to St. Louis is going by more quickly and provides a lot of time to listen to morning talk shows and the radio; I am trying to see driving about two hours per day in a positive light. My parents are at the National Holstein Convention in Virgina and I am sad that I am not there learning about all the new stuff happening in the Holstein industry and catching up with Holstein friends, but don’t worry, I am getting convention updates online. Since they are gone, I am in charge of making sure nothing major goes wrong on the farm, which is a big job. Fortunately, we have great help at home, so thus farm when I get home from work, everything looks great. Another couple weeks of “big girl job” in the books!
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Sometimes change is intimidating, but life always brings new opportunities and challenges. Growing up on a dairy and grain farm, which was the kind of job I have been used to, and have grown to love doing; this summer I am experiencing change, and have taken advantage of a great opportunity. I am working for Osborn & Barr Communications in St. Louis in account services. This agency is focused on and deeply rooted in the agriculture industry, which made this challenge an inviting one, not to mention the office is located downtown one block from Busch Stadium (Go Cards!).
I was able to be at home and help farm for two weeks prior to the start of my summer internship, which turned out to be great, as help was needed due to a late planting season. Upon the conclusion of my two week farming stint, I started making the commute to the big city to pursue a great opportunity.
At Osborn & Barr I work on the DEKALB and Asgrow accounts and have begun working on projects. This summer will be full of changes and new things, but learning to adjust and soaking up everything I can, is the best way to develop and grow as a person.
Sitting in an office is a drastic environment change from milking cows or working in the fields, but internships are about learning new things and learning more about yourself. I am excited for the possibilities that this summer will bring and I look forward to developing great skills, a better understanding of the advertising industry and agency life, and networking with great people.