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Nutrition Product Development Intern

June - August 2021 • Erlanger, KY

What I liked

Great exposure to lab work in the food/flavor industry Responsible for taking on a valuable project and presenting work to leaders of the company Exposure to a variety of roles and environments within the company Managers are super supportive of your goals and always ask for feedback to improve the program

What I wish was different

Some miscommunication between national HQ and individual sites made the onboarding and training process a little confusing Would have liked interview to be conducted in person or over zoom rather than via recorded videos

Advice

This experience is what you make of it. Talk to as many people as you can about their educational/professional background, ask for advice, seek out opportunities that are not already incorporated into the program. Nobody knows what you want to experience unless you ask, and more often than not your request will be granted. The more you put in, the more you will get out,.
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Grain Origination Intern

May - August 2019 • Decatur, IL

What I liked

My boss was super hands off and i learned a lot!

What I wish was different

More ride alongs.

Advice

Stay self motivated
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Safety Intern

May - August 2019 • Marshall, MN

What I liked

I loved the company. I learned so much and met so many great people.

What I wish was different

Longer internship, closer to home

Advice

Take the offer you get you feel most comfortable about. This opportunity helped me get out of my comfort zone and figure out things myself.
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Marine Operations Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Co-workers The tasks

What I wish was different

Supervisor Prepared work

Advice

Say yes to everything you can
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Summer student intern

May - August 2018 • Decatur, IL

What I liked

There was a large variety of programs of research to work for, and it was a great experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed longer.

Advice

Be open to jobs and research you haven't considered.
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Merchandiser

May - August 2018 • Decatur, IL

What I liked

Good company. Helpful internship

What I wish was different

Chosen different position

Advice

Grain merchandising was not for me. But helped me pick what i love to do is operations
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Commodity Merchandising Intern

May - August 2018 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

Excellent real world experience, this is not your typical intern experience getting coffee for senior employees. You will gain real world market experience and relational experience with farmers.

What I wish was different

Advice

ADM is an excellent employer that I would encourage other students to consider for employment experience.
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Commodity Merchandising Intern

May - August 2018 • Des Moines, IA

What I liked

The people and overall learning environment

What I wish was different

My housing

Advice

A great company that gives you hands on learning experience. They trust you with projects to make you feel like an actual member of the team.
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Commodity Merchandising Intern

May - August 2017 • Beech Grove, IN

What I liked

They offered opportunities for professional development, education and growth. It was hands on learning in a real world environment, and I was trusted to make business decisions for the company (within reason). Everyone I worked with were very helpful and were great people.

What I wish was different

Some of the work I was given was very menial and was clearly work they had saved for the intern to do. Also, midway through the summer, they had company wide layoffs that affected every single person in the company in some way, including the workload that I was given to compensate for firings.

Advice

Be open to new experiences and allow yourself to take every opportunity possible to learn and explore new things.
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