February 28, 2021

Celeste Swanson: Grain Accounting/Finance Intern

DSC_0479Meet Celeste Swanson, MaxYield’s Grain Accounting and Finance Intern.

What is your major and why?

I am majoring in Agricultural Business at Iowa State University. In the future I plan to add an Economics major, an International Agriculture major and a Statistics minor.  My passion for agriculture stemmed from the farm I grew up on, where we have a swine farrow-to-finish and row crop operation. I am especially interested in the business side of agriculture, and the variances in agricultural systems around the world. My dad and sister both majored in Agricultural Business at ISU, so I am excited to continue the family tradition and find out what I can contribute to the agriculture industry.

How did you hear about MaxYield’s internship program and why did you apply?

When I was scanning CyHire, I came across the Grain Accounting and Finance internship at MaxYield. I like numbers and business, so I was immediately interested in the position. I contacted previous MaxYield interns, and they had so many positive comments about the company, I knew this was a place I wanted to work. I talked to Chad Meyer and Diane Streit at the ISU College of Ag and Life Sciences Career Fair, and after the interview process I was offered the internship. I am excited to continue learning about accounting, finance
and merchandising with MaxYield.

What are some goals you have during your internship?

I am looking forward to learning more about grain accounting and determining if this is a field I am interested in for the future. I have loved my internship so far and I know the skills I am gaining will help me in my future, regardless of which sector of agriculture I choose to be involved in.

What are some of your favorite pastimes?

In the summer I like to spend my free-time at various lakes with my family, playing volleyball, rollerblading and showing pigs. I also enjoy watching crime shows, reading sci-fi books and eating the occasional taco.

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