Seaboard Foods, Guyman, Okla., held its sixth-annual winter internship (Winternship) program for 24 college students from across the U.S.

During the week-long internship, students were given a first-hand look at the career opportunities within the company, while also gaining knowledge in animal production, pork processing, business management and support departments, including environmental resources, maintenance, feed milling and more.

KPA Director of Consumer Outreach Jodi Oleen was a guest speaker during the week and gave attendees tips on “agvocating” and sharing about the pork industry through social media, as well as how to handle hot topics and effectively address negative comments.

“The recruitment team did such a great job identifying and pulling together a fantastic group of potential pork leaders,” Oleen said. “KPA is honored to have been a part of this.”

The Winternship also included team building and leadership activities, career planning, interviewing and resume assistance.

Alaina Sill, Seaboard Recruiting Specialist, says the program is a great way to identify potential employees, as well as for students looking for the right company to work for.

“We love the opportunity to have essentially a week-long interview with these students,” Sill said. “But more than that, we love being able to show the students our passion and share with them why we do what we do, so that we can feed people wholesome pork.”

Students, KPA participate in Winternship program