Each year, the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) hosts the competition for the Student Employee of the Year. Students are nominated by their supervisor and judged on their reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution. Morgan, a Dairy Science major from Loyal, Wis., is the Assistant Meat Lab Manager and is very involved with Bucky’s Butchery and the day-to-day operation of the Meat lab. She embodies all of the qualities listed above.
Hometown: Loyal, Wisconsin
Major: Dairy Science
Graduation: May 2019
Future plans: Continue working in the meat science industry
What is your favorite part of your job? All the great people I have met along the way. This includes top level professors, supervisors and coworkers, inspectors, and client company personnel. The best group of people I have met are the other students who work here with a passion for meat science. I couldn’t do what I do without a great crew of students like I have.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned in your job? I came into this job knowing absolutely nothing about Meat Science, so I learned everything from harvesting animals to selling finished product in our retail store and every little step along the way. I’ve learned about managing students, working with state inspection agencies, and following food safety plans. I have learned more than I ever thought possible about meat science and look forward to continuing to learn after graduation!