Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version



Cornhusker Economics (June 26, 2013)


Published by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics. Copyright © [2013] Board of Regents, University of Nebraska.


During the Spring of 2012, a survey was sent to the alumni of the Department of Agricultural Economics, for the main purpose of collecting information to assist students and aid in student recruitment. We surveyed 2,899 potential alumni and had 789 responses.

At the end of the survey we asked, “What advice would you give our students that wanted to follow your career choice?” Responses were varied, but centered on the following six themes:

Work Internships

Develop Leadership Skills by Engaging in Extracurricular Activities

Develop Communication Skills

Challenge Yourself in Your Schooling

Employment Advice

This article will focus on internships and extracurricular activities.