All Work and All Fun!

Since June of 2014, I have had the best job a student could ask for. I work for K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) on K-State’s campus. How did I get here? It all started when I had no idea what I wanted to do after graduation…
4-H was something I truly enjoyed before coming to college, so of course I had made some friends, who were, and still are, amazing extension agents.

In the fall of 2013, I was made aware by these friends of mine that KSRE would be offering an internship for the summer of 2014, and that it may be a great opportunity for me. I applied, made it past initial review, received an interview, and earned a position. A number of us were selected to take positions across the state of Kansas, and I was given the position in the Kansas PRIDE office in Umberger Hall. It was a blessing to get to stay in Manhattan. Obviously no one likes to pay rent on two houses for a summer, but I was also a little upset that I didn’t get a position working with livestock agents, spending time with 4-Her’s for the summer. Little did I know just how much I would enjoy working where I was placed.
I work alongside Jaime Menon now as a student employee, and as a member of the KSRE family. Sometimes I worry that I haven’t told them ‘thank you’ enough for the things they do for me on a daily basis. I have found myself becoming excited, or emotional when hearing about projects that a community has started or completed, or when they receive awards. It makes me happy to see rural communities prosper during these times in which we live.
They are offering a NEW internship for 2015!! If you are looking for a rewarding experience, please check out the link. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask! I will also post the link on our Facebook page. Trust me –I had the time of my life, and in return, earned a part-time job after the internship was over. It’s a chance to network, and put your name out there as well!

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In Sisterhood,
Billie Chesney


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