Student Stories

Experience Ag Sciences. Follow our students as they study abroad, complete internships, conduct research, and start exciting careers.
Megan Draper, Matt Freeman, Kara Morgan and Ryan Patrick are among the "incredibly impressive" Penn State undergraduate students featured by in its "Impressive Students" series.
February 20, 2014

In the classroom and laboratory, performing on the field — or in it, doing world-class research and altruistic service around the globe — these Penn State students represent just a small fraction of what is "incredibly impressive" about our University.

Living on a farm with dairy and beef cattle, vet school always has been on Emily Benner's radar, and she hopes to work in a rural, mixed-animal practice someday.
February 17, 2014

Over spring break of her junior year, while many students relaxed or traveled, Penn State Animal Science major Emily Benner found herself in the barns assisting in health checks and veterinary rounds.

Morgan Porter posed with a kangaroo during her veterinary internship in Brisbane, Australia.
February 3, 2014

Many students have the chance to study abroad. Morgan Porter, a senior Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major, took the concept to a new level last year.

Jenna Mitchell on the coast in Iceland.
January 22, 2014

Your time at Penn State can be what you make it. Jenna Mitchell has spent a lot of her college time in the lab and doing field research -- and that's the way she likes it.

During his internship, Sean Fitzsimmons compared varieties of vegetables and flowers sold by Ball to those offered by the company's competitors.
January 6, 2014

Sean Fitzsimmons was one of the lucky 13 chosen from around the country to work as an intern at Ball Horticultural Co. in 2012.

Ashley Hallowell holds an owl at the Philadelphia Zoo.
December 17, 2013

Picture this: a flock of parrots gathered around a television, watching Cinderella. If that sounds unrealistic, think again. Ashley Hallowell, a graduate from the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences veterinary and biomedical sciences program, got to witness this very spectacle during her internship with the Philadelphia Zoo last year.

Kenzie Brancato's internship at Ainsworth provided an invaluable look into the pet food industry, as well as the food industry, because they are so similar.
December 9, 2013

Penn State junior Kenzie Brancato had a revelation of sorts when she interned with Ainsworth Pet Nutrition last year.

According to Alexandra Lukasiewicz, the island of Bonaire prides itself on having the best diving in the Caribbean, with the best protected marine area and most 'pristine' reefs.
November 26, 2013

Alexandra Lukasiewicz got an up-close look at the oceans' mysteries while she studied abroad in Bonaire.

Part of Megan Romania's job as an intern for the Bradford County Conservation District was talking with farmers about nutrient-management plans.
November 12, 2013

Door-to-door sales can be a frustrating job, but last year, Penn State junior Megan Romania found satisfaction selling conservation to farmers.