Tag Archives: Internships

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Provides Hands-On Experiences to ALEC Students

By: Patricia Ward What started with a group of agricultural communications and journalism students writing press releases for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has grown into something much larger. Now, the Show provides hundreds internships to students at Texas A&M University each year. Since about 1974, the ALEC Department has maintained a strong and growing relationship with the Show after former agricultural communications and journalism student Leroy Schaffer started working there. Schaffer noticed that the public relations firm did not have the agricultural background needed to write… Read More →

Graduate Student Receives SMGP Grant

By: Meagan Brown Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications graduate student, Diana Juarez-Sanchez was recently awarded a grant from the Student Media Grants Program through the Texas A&M Center on Conflict and Development. The grant provides students with funds to engage in innovative research on issues that face countries in conflict. “We focus our work in four thematic areas,” Melanie Balinas, Center on Conflict and Development Communications Manager, said.. “They are food security, natural resource management, youth populations, and local institutions.” Juarez-Sanchez will spend three months in the spring… Read More →

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Becomes the Classroom for ALEC Students

By Caitlin Powers The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo served as the classroom for over 100 Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications students during the duration of the Show, March 4 – 23, 2014. Offering a number of internships, the Show provides students with educational experiences in a real-world setting. “Interning with the Houston Livestock Show really allowed us students to gain hands on experience,” Mary Hannah Winstead, senior agricultural leadership development major, said. With a history of showing livestock at the Show, Winstead wanted to participate in the… Read More →

ALEC Students Experience Life Abroad

By Caitlin Powers Studying abroad is not the only way ALEC students experience life abroad. Cameron Steele, senior agricultural communications and journalism major, will be interning in London, England this upcoming summer through the Internship and Living Abroad Programs sponsored by the MSC Leland T. and Jessie W. Jordan Institute for International Awareness. “I decided to do an internship abroad because I looked at how many classes I needed and realized a lot of what I needed to take needed to be done on campus,” Steele said. The… Read More →

Five ALEC Students Gain Real-World Experience through State Fair of Texas Internships

By: Mollie Lastovica Four agricultural communications and journalism students and one agricultural leadership and development student gained real-world experience in public relations, event coordination and social media marketing through internships with Cultivate Agency at the State Fair of Texas. The AGCJ students, Caitlin Powers, senior, Caitlin McKenna, junior, Chelsea Phillips, senior, Erin Brown, junior, and ALED junior Molly Dutton each worked in Dallas for a week’s span throughout the month of October. “I gained a greater understanding of the behind-the-scenes work it takes to relay information to the… Read More →

Recent ALEC graduates expand work, life horizons in D.C.

By: Mollie Lastovica Five recent graduates of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications are currently working as interns in Washington D.C. Mickeala Carter, Meagan Ghormley, Josiah Griffin, Morgan Head and Justin Reyes are participants in the fall 2013 Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internship Program. The ANRP program was created in 1990 and allows students to gain practical work experience while learning about public policy and government. Each semester and in the summer, ANRP sends students and recent graduates of the College of Agriculture and Life… Read More →

Summer 2013 ANRP Interns take on Washington DC

  By: Katie Heinrich Current Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communications department students are interning this summer in Washington D.C. through the Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internship program. The Agriculture Natural Resources Policy internship program is continuing into its 23rd year of providing substantial experiences for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences by exposing them to policy issues through a congressional internship experience. The 2013 summer internship group consists of 11 students, said Arlene Kent, Assistant Director of the Policy Internship Programs. Students will remain… Read More →

ALEC Graduate Student Interns with Super Bowl XLVII Champion Baltimore Ravens

  By: Caitlin Powers During the 2013 NFL Season, the Baltimore Ravens utilized the skillsets of many great team members on their way to a Super Bowl XLVII victory. One of those team members was ALEC graduate student Lindsey Smith. Smith, a Maryland native, is a corporate sales and suite intern for the Ravens while working on a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. “Growing up I have always been a big Baltimore Ravens fan,” She said. In fact, her love for sports and… Read More →

Agricultural Science Students Gain Experience and Passion at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

By: Caitlin Powers The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo provides students with great opportunities through not only scholarships but internships as well. Agricultural Science students interned with the Show as  judge’s assistants for the Agricultural Mechanics Show in March. “This is a very valuable learning experience for someone considering a career in agricultural education-especially someone interested in teaching agricultural mechanics,” sophomore agricultural science major, Ian Sprouse said. The Agricultural Mechanics Show provides Texas 4-H and FFA members with an opportunity to display their constructed agricultural mechanics projects. Projects… Read More →

ALEC Students Intern at San Antonio Stock Show

By: Caitlin Powers ALEC students enhanced their professional skills as interns with the San Antonio Stock Show throughout the month of February. Students leave the classroom to participate in hands-on internships. As an intern they are assigned a specific event or department of the stock show. Agriculture leadership and development majors, Ashley Skeels, junior, and Kelsey Hirsch, sophomore, worked the Junior Breeding Heifer Show for their internship. “It was neat to be able to see all of the hard work that goes into making the San Antonio Stock… Read More →