This is one of a series of blogs by OSU students who share the opportunities, experiences and benefits of SQP internships.
I really appreciate the time working with the SQP, it helped me better understand soil quality and how it relates to agriculture. It bridged the gap between the “pure” science of the classroom and the real world application of soil science. I love getting my hands dirty, from sifting soil to digging up samples this job had a lot of variety and opportunities to meet both soil science professionals and farmers. I know that my time interning with Teresa and the SWCD proved valuable in opening the door to my current job at a Conservation District in Washington, having experience and an understanding how districts work helped me stand out from other candidates.