Liberal Arts Career Services
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UT Farm Stand

Spring 2021

Position: Market Assistant 
Major: Sustainability Studies & Undeclared Business Freshman

UT Farm Stand is a three-pronged organization: zero-waste, gardens, and market. The Farm Stand operates a bi-weekly market where it supplies produce from the on-campus gardens at UT and from other Texas suppliers. Essentially, it seeks to grow and source healthy, local foods and educate others about the journey from farm to table to waste.

I came across this internship opportunity in a weekly advising email from my Sustainability Studies Advisor. UHD was originally looking for sustainability interns and when I interviewed I was recommended to apply for a paid position at the Farm Stand instead.

As a Market Assistant, I prepared for the bi-weekly markets by taking inventory, creating educational materials and signage, and prepping produce. On market day, I assisted with set-up and take-down of the event, selling and bagging produce and bread, and marketing on-campus sustainability initiatives. Additionally, I tended to the gardens and completed some work with the zero waste team through waste audits and a plant propagation project.

My favorite part of this internship was being able to interact with peers who are as passionate about sustainability as I am but pursue it from an entirely different perspective. I hope to have a career in the Corporate Social Responsibility Sector because of my business degree, but some of my coworkers are communications majors interested in marketing sustainable products or ecologists or engineers. Regardless of our background, we shared a common goal and that was inspiring!

 


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    Austin, Texas 78712-1508
    512-471-7900