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AgFirst Farm Credit Bank

Project Management Intern

January 2020 • Columbia, SC

What I liked

While working at AgFirst, the company culture was welcoming and helpful in transitioning me into my role. Throughout my internship I have felt comfortable reaching out to managers and everyone else in the bank.

What I wish was different

During this internship I have had a limited amount of group projects with other interns. I wish I had more of a chance to network and meet other interns.

Advice

This internship has shaped my professionalism and work experience. I have learned more in this internship than I have in classes. This is a wonderful work environment, one that provides mentors and many opportunities for growth.
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HR/Talent Acquisition Intern

May - August 2019 • Columbia, SC

What I liked

I really liked the culture of the company and that interns were accepted right in. I also liked that I was able to do actual work that was applicable to my future career. The company was really good and I would love to work there again.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to stay on longer.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions about a work assignment, people are there for you and want you to succeed. Talk to as many people in the company as you can and learn about their experiences.
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Credit Information Analyst Intern

May 2019 • Columbia, SC

What I liked

Working at AgFirst has been an excellent experience. The people are knowledgeable and helpful, and management genuinely cares about employee development.

What I wish was different

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask questions.
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Procurement Intern

May 2016 • Columbia, SC

What I liked

I am an actual part of the company. I process all of the requisitions, Purchase Orders, invoices, and handle contract compliance and bank/building services. Never have I once been tasked with getting coffee or making copies. I do have to do some scanning and uploading but it’s very important stuff that I get to interact with before it gets scanned (contracts, Statements of Work, etc)

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given bigger more results oriented tasks that would stand out on my resume. I did design and implement a vendor scorecard, vendor information change/add form, and coordinate a department / floor move which I can talk about in interviews in the future.

Advice

Go above and beyond what you are asked to do. If you’re asked to create a requisition, create it and deliver it to the manager who it is for and answer any questions they have about it then process it into a P.O. if you are asked to receive / process an invoice, go back and double check that everything is in compliance and matches the PO. If you’re asked to create a requisition based on a contract or Statement of Work, read through the document and ask questions about it to make sure nothing was missed that could harm the company.
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HR/Organizational Intern

October - December 2017 • Columbia, SC

What I liked

AgFirst is a great environment.

What I wish was different

I had to find myself work to do. My boss traveled a lot.

Advice

Make as any connections as you can. Any position is an opportunity for networking.
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