Seven. I have spent seven nights in my apartment since December 19. Between celebrating my Grandma’s 81st birthday, playing cards on Christmas Day without electricity for four hours, clerking the National Western Stock Show, and interning at the Cattle Industry Convention, little time was left for life in Canyon, Texas. Including going to my last semester of classes at West Texas A&M University.
The previous week, Jan 29 – Feb 5, I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of two returning interns for the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association trade show. Over 70 college students applied for the internship. 18 were selected.
This year’s convention was record breaking with 9,331 attendees. With over seven acres of trade show exhibits, guest speakers like Dana Perino and events at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Opry kept everyone, including interns, busy. I walked over 85,300 steps!
Visit my Facebook page to view my Snapchat stories that captured the internship.
I also have the opportunity to share my internship experience with Brain Allmer of Barn Media via phone interview. Listen to it here.
If you are involved with the cattle industry in any form, attend the convention in Phoneix next year. The knowledge shared in the few days cannot be matched anywhere else.
If you are still in college, I highly suggest you apply for the internship in October.
This opportunity was a chance of a lifetime. I was lucky enough to experience it twice. The networking is invaluable. Thank you, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.