Turning an internship into a full-time career
by Madison Moore ’15
Drawn to the college for the animal-related clubs and programs, Johanna Baglivi ’15 transferred to DelVal in the fall of 2013 to find that it fit her expectations and more.
Majoring in sustainable agriculture systems, Baglivi has gained an understanding of the plant, animal, social and agribusiness components of a sustainable system.
She currently works at Roth Farm, which is DelVal’s center for sustainable agriculture. This has given Baglivi practical experiences that helped her land an internship.
This past summer, Baglivi worked on a sheep farm called 8 Hands Farm, in Cutchogue, New York.
The farm is family-based and sustainable. They have an Icelandic flock of sheep, raising them for wool, meat and milk.
This internship allowed Baglivi to apply her knowledge from the Experience360 Program at DelVal. E360 is dedicated to providing students with the opportunity to have real-world experiences to help learn and develop specific career goals and aspirations.
Some students even end up walking away with full-time positions post-graduation. Baglivi is one of these students, and her once-internship at the sustainable farm in New York will soon be her career.
“Knowing what a great summer I had and how well we all worked together I gladly accepted,” said Baglivi. “I am really excited to use what I learn at school in real life and to grow with the farm as it broadens its horizons.”