Career Showcase

I am a senior at The University of Florida and will graduate December 16, 2000 with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Communications. I have learned about marketing, promotions, reporting, computer and web technologies. Each of these skills have contributed in making me a more diverse and well rounded person within the agriculture field. I feel this will help me in choosing and being eligible for different careers in agriculture.

The College of Agriculture

As a student in Agricultural Communication it is part of the curriculum to work in an internship. I had the opportunity to work during two internships. I worked with Florida Citrus Mutual as the Public Relations Specialist for four months. I spent much time working directly with the Florida Citrus Growers and developing a campaign against the disease Citrus Canker. It was an experience I will never forget.

I also am having the opportunity working with the Florida Strawberry Growers Association. I am now in the position of Marketing and Promotions Director. I will serve as the intern until December. After graduation I have the option of accepting this position on a full time bases.

These two associations are a great employment opportunity for many different people. I have enjoyed learning "real world" experiences. These are experiences I could never learn from a book or a classroom. I have a completely different outlook of the agriculture workforce.

Florida Citrus Mutual


I am always looking for new opportunities to come my way. I have always been taught by my parents to seize every opportunity and do the very best I can.

I have been given the opportunity to touch women's lives in a way I never though possible. I have become a Mary Kay Consultant. I can make women feel great about themselves, give them the same opportunity I have been given and make money all at the same time. I was a skeptic at first, but it has really been a blessing for me. I get to visit those ladies who may feel down and out. I not only sell them make-up, but I give them self-esteem and self-worth. I love the foundation that this business was built on and I encourage any woman who is looking for a great career to try this. I only hope it works for them as it has worked for me.

If you would like to look on my web page and see the products that Mary Kay has to offer please take a look at the web page below.

Ila's Mary Kay Site

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