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Agriculture professional handling life’s curve balls

Amanda Nolz

Vanessa Pooch, a senior agriculture business and marketing major at South Dakota State University (SDSU), sits in class with her peers and discusses plans after graduation. Pooch is one of those students who was active in everything, taking leadership roles, earning top grades and building her professional network during her four-year collegiate experience. Her activities included Little International, Post Secondary Ag Students, Collegiate FFA, Block and Bridle, Collegiate 4-H, Colleges Against Cancer and the SDSU Women’s Choir. Her resume is stacked with a variety of experiences.

However, like many of her classmates, Pooch can’t find employment after graduation, but that doesn’t mean she is giving up on her career and personal goals. According to CTI Career Search, among 2009 U.S. college graduates, 80 percent have moved back home with their parents after graduation, up from 67 percent in 2006, and 2010 looks to set records as more graduates face unemployment after graduation. While this curve ball has caused extra stress for a growing number of college students, Pooch has found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Vanessa Pooch, a senior agriculture business and marketing major at South Dakota State University (SDSU), sits in class with her peers and discusses plans after graduation. Pooch is one of those students who was active in everything, taking leadership roles, earning top grades and building her professional network during her four-year collegiate experience. Her activities included Little International, Post Secondary Ag Students, Collegiate FFA, Block and Bridle, Collegiate 4-H, Colleges Against Cancer and the SDSU Women’s Choir. Her resume is stacked with a variety of experiences.

However, like many of her classmates, Pooch can’t find employment after graduation, but that doesn’t mean she is giving up on her career and personal goals. According to CTI Career Search, among 2009 U.S. college graduates, 80 percent have moved back home with their parents after graduation, up from 67 percent in 2006, and 2010 looks to set records as more graduates face unemployment after graduation. While this curve ball has caused extra stress for a growing number of college students, Pooch has found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Vanessa Pooch, a senior agriculture business and marketing major at South Dakota State University (SDSU), sits in class with her peers and discusses plans after graduation. Pooch is one of those students who was active in everything, taking leadership roles, earning top grades and building her professional network during her four-year collegiate experience. Her activities included Little International, Post Secondary Ag Students, Collegiate FFA, Block and Bridle, Collegiate 4-H, Colleges Against Cancer and the SDSU Women’s Choir. Her resume is stacked with a variety of experiences.

However, like many of her classmates, Pooch can’t find employment after graduation, but that doesn’t mean she is giving up on her career and personal goals. According to CTI Career Search, among 2009 U.S. college graduates, 80 percent have moved back home with their parents after graduation, up from 67 percent in 2006, and 2010 looks to set records as more graduates face unemployment after graduation. While this curve ball has caused extra stress for a growing number of college students, Pooch has found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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