For our intern, Kyla, life is really all about the goats.
"Who doesn't like an animal that has rectangular pupils?" She asks, and we have to say, that's a pretty good point. If Kyla weren't here to learn as part of her internship through UW-Platteville, we're pretty sure she would post up as an animal attendant permanently. Because this animal lover has found her niche here at Vesperman Farms.
Kyla is from Wauwautosa, WI, and she's in her third year at UW-Platteville studying business administration, marketing, and communication. She's minoring in entrepreneurship, too. She plans to graduate this May but before she does, she needs to complete an internship for her program. And that's how she came to us.
She's been here a few months now, and has done just about everything. As someone who is looking into either starting her own business or going into small business, Kyla is getting some serious experience here at the farm, where we wear multiple hats in the day (and sometimes in just an hour).
Since she's been here, Kyla has (take a deep breath) run Facebook contests (including our new "how tall is the corn?" posts); painted our bridal suite; bartended, driven golf carts, and helped with food service for our weddings and events; created some training documents for our staff; organized the mess of photos in our Dropbox; made some cool videos for our blog and social media sites; and worked our strawberry season.
And what does she think of all this?
"I like everything about it. It's just a really cool operation. When I write my internship evaluations, they ask you to make connections between your classes and the work you're doing, and I feel I've learned a lot about concepts they teach you in class and how those concepts work in real business."
She pauses: "....and there's the goats."
So far, Kyla's loved running the "how tall is the corn post" and interacting with our customers best. So far, we've loved everything about her. Especially her 15 minutes of fame as the photobombing chillest intern ever in the background of this lovely couple's photo.
Basically, we're going to find a way to keep this intern around. We like her too much to let her go fulfill her dreams. :) Thank you, Kyla, for all your help and for just being you!
Fun on the farm...in blog form!