Growing Your Potential With NEW Cooperative
Cassie Stumpf began her summer internship with NEW Cooperative in May, 2016. She chose NEW because of the reputation the company holds. The dedication and motivation of the employees to service their farmers goes above and beyond. Cassie appreciated that she was given the opportunity to have her own responsibilities and hands-on experience while working aside and learning from very experienced individuals who have been working in the grain industry for many years.
Cassie’s internship at NEW set the foundation for her current career as she was able to build essential merchandising skills and get ahead of the game before starting full time at NEW Cooperative. She learned the importance of choosing an internship based on your interests and career prospects. “As an intern, you have the opportunity to get your foot in the door and apply coursework to real life circumstances”, states Cassie.
Cassie’s advice to anyone choosing to intern at NEW Cooperative is that what you put in is what you get out. “Take full advantage of the opportunities to learn new things because internships are the best way to get real life experience to figure out if a career choice is for you or not.” Cassie is currently employed with NEW Cooperative as a Grain Merchandiser.
Jack Walstrom interned with NEW Cooperative during the summer in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He chose to intern with NEW because it was, and still is, the best cooperative to work for in the state of Iowa.
During his three internships he helped Rich Jud in Knierim and has gotten to know the area and people really well. He took the knowledge that he learned while working with Rich and has applied that to his current postion as a Sales Tech in the NEW Cooperative Knierim location.
Jack’s advice to anyone wanting to intern with NEW Cooperative is, “never be afraid to ask questions and be willing to learn.”
Braden Holtorf spent the summers of 2015 and 2016 interning with NEW Cooperative. Growing up in Pomeroy he always wanted to move back to this area after college and continue to work in agriculture. He chose to intern because he felt that NEW Cooperative could provide the best opportunities and because it was a strong company to work for.
His internship gave him a great head start to where he is today, a Agronomy Sales Specialist with NEW Cooperative. During his internship he was able to learn the culture of NEW and get to know the area farmers and their operations. This early knowledge was a great preparation for his full time career and Braden feels it put him on the path to where he is today.
He advises anyone considering an internship with NEW Cooperative to learn as much as you can in the little time you have and don’t be afraid to ask questions or be active in your duties.