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Agrimarketing : Career Supplement USA
www.helenachemical.com Helena's core strength lies with its commitment to people. By providing employees with all necessary resources, Helena is able to fulfill or exceed customer expectations with efficient and outstanding delivery of products and services. This effort increases productivity, enhances crop yields and offers reliable product performance. Helena's commitment to People... Products... Knowledge... reinforces that dedication. For the past seven years, Helena has significantly enhanced its internship program. As one of the largest distributors of agricultural inputs in the country, Helena realizes the potential an internship program can generate for the company, especially when acquiring new, dedicated and knowledgeable employees. One of the greatest benefits provided by Helena's internship program is the transitioning onboard of new employees. As a growing company, Helena needs bright, young talent for continued success in the future. Josh Pedro, a former participant in Helena's Summer Sales Internship Program is now a salesman at the Helena location in Albion, NE. His responsibility includes selling agricultural inputs as well as providing first-rate service to farmers at the retail level. "The people are truly first -- People... Products... Knowledge... is our slogan, but it is also our motto," says Pedro. "People at Helena want you to succeed and they will give you the attention you need to do so. " Another former Helena intern, Brandon Esau, is now an Iowa salesman at the Adair retail location. Brandon is focused on providing growers with the largest returns possible from their operation. "The two greatest benefits of Helena that stick out in my mind are the people and the products," says Esau. "The biggest advantage that Helena has over other companies is its overwhelming support from the people in the company; not only from the division support staff, but also from peers around the Midwest. This company is growing very rapidly and the need for talented young people has never been more important." Summer interns for Helena meet daily with dealers and growers, assess product plots and provide detailed information to Helena and its customers on product performance. Michelle Hermesch, an Agricultural Economics major at Kansas State University, is participating in the Helena Summer Sales Internship Program for the second summer. During her internship experiences, she has had the opportunity to cover several different territories in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. "I found it appealing to participate in internships that were not in my backyard," says Hermesch. "It allowed me to observe various farming techniques, people, and sales strategies in different locations." An internship with Helena allows you to build relationships with other students from the Midwest, and also with a variety of knowledgeable industry professionals. "My internships with Helena have provided me with the opportunities to interact with diverse groups of people," comments Hermesch. "I have learned a great deal about the industry, salesmanship and myself." An internship with Helena Chemical Company is not only an elite opportunity for any student looking to pursue a career in agriculture, it is also a stepping stone on which to begin that career. Helena's focus on acquiring young talent is imperative to the future success of the people they service. And more times than not, it turns young talent into seasoned and successful employees. the success begins with people. Helena Chemical Company Midwest & West Central Divisions 4546 Corporate Drive, Suite 170 West Des Moines, IA 50266 Internship Contact: Bill Smith---(515) 440-9100 Business Development Manager email@example.com Who is Helena? Helena Chemical Company is a leading distributor and formulator of crop protection and crop production inputs and services. Summer Sales & Marketing Internship Opportunities Helena offers an aggressive internship program for college students that provides real-life experiences in the field. Interns are assigned to our locations and work with the Helena team to market and research Helena proprietary products to retailers and growers. People...Products...Knowledge... is a registered trademark of Helena Holding Company. SUCCESS AT HELENA, People DEFINE SUCCESS