February 25, 2021

Counting the Benefits: Poore Reveals Grain Accounting & Finance Internship Impact on Future Career Choice

Matt PooreMatt Poore will graduate from Iowa State in the spring ‘18 with a degree in Agricultural Business and a lengthy résumé of work experience. Matt is involved with his family’s 200 head cow/calf operation and farming 400 acres of row crop. Some of his first experiences related to finance were during his junior and senior years of high school, where he worked for James L. Pedersen PC, and later at a bank finance internship.

Q: What advice would you give to another college student about your MaxYield internship?

Don’t base your decision of interning at a co-op based off of preconceived ideas. They are all different.

Q: How have you benefited by having Rick Abrahamson, Susan Post, and Cory Thilges as your mentors at MaxYield?

Through Rick I have learned what it takes to be as accurate as possible, and that you can do that without being intense and stressed out. I’ve appreciated that both Susan and Cory have always kept their door open to me if I have questions, and that they want me to soak up as much as possible here.

Q: How has your past internship experiences compared to that with MaxYield?

During my bank internship, I was learning to apply my skills, and it confirmed that finance was the right career path for me. My time here at MaxYield has opened me up to having a job that’s focused with grain accounting. Though I was first drawn to the finance side of this internship, I realize now that the co-op is a much broader entity than what I had expected and have learned much from this experience.

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