My name is Chase Waldrip, and I am excited to be serving as the first ever Animal and Dairy Sciences Ambassador Intern! I am a senior at Mississippi State from Southaven, Mississippi. I enjoy anything to do with being outdoors or being with my dog (Bilbo). As a student in the Early Entry Program of the Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine, I am immensely enthusiastic about my future with aspiring hopes of becoming a veterinarian.
One of my favorite things to do is meet new people; and with this internship, I am provided with opportunities every day. Already, I have been able to provide three ADS tours to prospective students from Alabama, Virginia, and Illinois. I am looking forward to traveling to several events in the next few months and sharing what our department is all about! Right now I am working on developing a structured South Farm tour, editing the Animal and Dairy Sciences powerpoint used at recruitment events, and keeping in touch with students looking to attend Mississippi State through our department.
I cannot wait to see what opportunities lie ahead through this internship. My goal is to see an increase in the numbers of ADS students throughout this semester by getting the word out about all that our department has to offer! If I were to apply one statement to my goal through this internship, it would be, as it says in Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”