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Cargill Career Night

How many of you are still looking for a job or summer internship? Or even just want some tips from industry professionals? Well there is a unique opportunity that everyone can take advantage of even if you aren’t in agriculture.

Next Wednesday, March 30th, the Purdue Dairy Club will be hosting Cargill Career Night on campus at 7p.m. Representatives from Cargill will be here to talk about personal branding and establishing yourself in the professional world. President of Dairy Club Keith Hoeing is helping plan the event and is excited to learn some new tips.

“They will have a representative speaking to us about this and I am sure they will more than happy to answer any other questions about their company,” said Hoeing.

Keith also went on to say that Cargill will be looking for candidates for either full-time positions or internships and will holding interviews on Thursday.

I know you all are probably thinking this is just going to be like any other boring presentation, but Cargill is a great company with a lot of opportunities and I really encourage everyone to come check it out.

In case you aren’t as familiar with Cargill as a company, I thought I would provide a little information from their website about what they do so you are up to speed before you get there.


Agriculture: They buy, process and distribute grain, oilseeds and other commodities to makers of food and animal nutrition products.

Food: They provide food and beverage manufacturers, foodservice companies and retailers with high-quality ingredients, meat and poultry products, and health-promoting ingredients.

Financial: They also provide agricultural, food, financial and energy customers around the world with risk management and financial solutions.

Industrial: Cargill serves industrial users of energy, salt, starch and steel products. We also develop and market sustainable products made from agricultural feedstocks.


Even though they are commonly known for as an agricultural company, they also have several jobs that’s which you don’t have to have an Ag degree for such as:

  • Law
  • Communications
  • Engineering

And many more!

So be sure to stop by the ASTL building near Lily Hall on Wednesday at 7p.m. to learn about some job opportunities!

Tweeting Away from Miss Purdue

I hope everyone is having a great Valentine’s day weekend! I’m sure they’ve been filled with fun activities, but if you are looking for something else to do this evening, you should come out to the Miss Purdue Scholarship Pageant which is being held in Fowler Hall at 5 p.m. But if you can’t make it, don’t worry. I will be there covering the event LIVE via Twitter so be sure to tune in!

In case you aren’t familiar with Miss Purdue, here is a little background information:

The Miss Purdue University Scholarship Pageant is an annual scholarship competition where the winner goes on to compete in the Miss Indiana pageant. The Miss Purdue Pageant is put on by local sponsors and is a part of the Miss America umbrella organization. The first Miss Purdue University was crowned in 1957 and has been a big tradition on Purdue’s campus. To be eligible to compete, girls must be full-time students on Purdue’s campus and must be in good academic standing.

On their journey to becoming Miss Purdue, the girls go through several rounds of competition. Before the pageant, each girl is interviewed by a panel of judges and this score goes to a huge part of their final score after the evening portion. During the actual on-stage portion, there are four rounds: swimsuit, talent, evening gown, and on-stage question.

In addition to the actual competition, the girls take part in a fundraiser for Riley’s Children’s Miracle Network which is the national platform on the Miss America Organization. They girls also choose their own platform issue which they wish to support. These issues can be a cause they support, an organization they are a part of, or just something they are passionate about.

This year, we have two competitors representing the College of Ag and I am really looking forward to how they are going to do! I competed in this last year, and it was an awesome experience.

I will be writing a blog later tonight recapping the event, but I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be Tweeting before the event starts! I will be giving regular updates on the competition and how our CoA girls are doing so that everyone can cheer them on, even if you aren’t at the contest.

Log on to Twitter and follow me at Chelsea_PA to get my live updates! You can also follow the current Miss Purdue Rachael Bazzell as she passes on the crown!

As a past contestant, I am wishing good luck to all of this year’s competitors and will definitely be there to support my fellow sisters in agriculture!! See you in Fowler!

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