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Experience Ag Sciences. Follow our students as they study abroad, complete internships, conduct research, and start exciting careers.
July 17, 2009

Recent Penn State graduate Kelly Williams' biggest fear for her internship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was that she'd get stuck in the office at some desk job. Turns out, she needn't have worried....

July 7, 2009

While many Penn State students traded in the tedious, academic demands of spring semester for the fun-filled days of summer vacation, Morgan Firestine, an agribusiness management major in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, immersed herself in the research, customer service and business aspects of GROWMARK during her summer internship....

June 15, 2009

It's a big world out there, and Jessica Rivera has seen a lot of it. Thanks to her Animal Bioscience major, combined with minors in Japanese and Equine Science, she's already had the opportunity to explore everything from the peaks of Mount Fuji to the land down under....

June 3, 2009

While many students believe fruits and vegetables come from the grocery store, Brandon Allison, who graduated from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences in 2007 with an Agribusiness Management degree, investigated the dynamics of fruit and vegetable production during an undergraduate internship with Seedway in 2006....

May 28, 2009

Growing up on a fruit and vegetable farm in Brookville, Pa., Becky Seigworth spent most of her time working at the family retail market where she developed a love of agriculture. But an internship in Ireland opened up a world of opportunities for the recent graduate from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences....

May 7, 2009

Elissa Olimpi, a 2006 alumna of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, spent several months of her college experience deep in the Peruvian jungle researching the bald-faced Saki monkey....

April 17, 2009

Brynn Kepler was not sure what to do with her Animal Sciences major, but she never expected that a brief meeting with Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Dennis Wolff would lead to a decision....

April 9, 2009

When Jeff Nagle was a student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, he used to dream up landscaping plans for local homes and present them to homeowners as projects for a landscape design class. Today, more than a decade later, he is no longer dreaming up landscaping plans -- he is turning them into reality and supervising their ...

April 6, 2009

While on vacation, most people's goal is to forget about work and everything associated with it, but Jeff Erb spent a vacation in New York City chasing down his dream job. ...