University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff alumna Morgan Ely recently accepted a position with DuPont Pioneer in LeRoy, Illinois in the Commercial Sales Emerging Leaders Program. The program is designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge, experience and skills to fill future leadership positions within DuPont Pioneer. Her annual salary range is $55,000 – $65,000 per year. Ely graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business.
The Pine Bluff, Arkansas, native began investing in her professional development freshman year by registering with the Office of Career Services. Through Career Services, she participated in a summer internship with Monsanto as a Seed Production Intern in Windfall, Indiana during the summer of 2015. In the summer of 2016, Ely was offered a summer internship with DuPont Pioneer as a Research Intern in Princeton, Indiana. She received outstanding ratings on her work performance which led to a permanent position upon graduation.
DuPont Pioneer is a large U.S. producer of hybrid seeds for agriculture. They are also a major producer of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), including genetically modified crops with insect and herbicide resistance. DuPont Pioneer considers itself to be more than just a great place to work – it’s a place where individuals can grow, both personally and professionally. To enter the Emerging Leaders Program, candidates must have an excellent academic records, strong communication, motivation, teamwork and leadership skills.
Ely took advantage of the services offered through the Office of Career Services and has reaped the benefits. UAPB Career Services is a one stop career center that helps students prepare for the transition from college to the real world of work. Students are also provided with career development which includes resume writing, interview preparation, dressing for success and much more. Students are encouraged to register with the Office of Career Services as a freshman so that they can utilize all of the services provided. The office is located in Caldwell Hall, Suite 202.