Katelyn Jones, a student in animal sciences, recently learned the value of work ethic and commitment during an internship at The Maschhoffs in Carlyle, IL.
She served as a summer nutrition research intern for The Maschhoffs, one of the largest family-owned pork farming networks in the United States, and studied liquid starter diets in weanling pigs. She also assisted the other interns with their projects and helped with an umbilical hernia study, floor space study, and a sire-line trial.
Her favorite parts of interning with The Maschhoffs were the people she met and the connections she made.
“Not only was I able to work with five of my peers who taught me a lot and are still good friends of mine, but I was also able to meet and work with some of the most influential people in the swine industry today,” Jones said. “Each and every person at The Maschhoffs taught me valuable lessons about the swine industry, general research, work ethic, and life skills.”
After graduation, she will pursue a master’s degree in meat science and plans to find a career in the swine industry with pharmaceuticals or animal production. Someday she aspires to obtain a Ph.D. and teach at a university.
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