The Intern Weekly: An Unforgettable Learning Experience
By: Yatta Yates, marketing intern
I came into this internship willing to learn and explore a new field and I can honestly say the past ten weeks have been a great learning experience, which I will not forget.
When I started my Internship June 17, I did not know what to expect but I can honestly say that I am glad that I completed this journey. I was able to meet the CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit, travel to Washington DC for the New Employee Hire Event, attended my first Orioles baseball game, and helped with various marketing related task.
Looking back, I have learned so much about this company and I gained a lot of skills. When I first started interning, I was not too familiar with agriculture but I was able to learn a lot with the help of George Dunning, Paul Shipper and Martin Desmond. I liked going to different places with George and Palesa, the sales/lending intern, such as Fifer Orchards where we learned about the farm history and got to see a CSA in action. George also took us to the Delaware State Fair, where we were able to be up close with animals and near big tractors (I never knew they were so expensive!). If I had to pick my favorite part of this internship it would be going to the different places with George and asking him questions in regards to farm life and agriculture – I really gained some hands-on experiences.
Not only did I learn about agriculture, I learned to manage my time, which is important with any job. I had to be to work 8 a.m. and had assignments with deadlines – this made me accountable for my work and duties. Having deadlines was important to me because it helped me to stay on task and make sure that I was spending my time wisely. Also, this summer was busy and working with Amber Bullock, Delmarva’s marketing specialist who is in the Dover office, helped me to see that being in marketing is hard work and she does a great job. I liked being able to get out of the office and help her with events that MidAtlantic Farm Credit sponsored and had booths at.
Overall, this was a really good learning experience that no one can take from me; I enjoyed coming in and being a part of the Dover office filled with such nice employees. Thank you to all that welcomed me in and helped make my internship a positive experience that will benefit my education as I head back to college for the fall semester.