Iesha Jackson looks forward to starting career at Tyson Foods in Georgia

Iesha Jackson solidified her future with an impressive showing during her internship with Tyson Foods in Vienna, Georgia last summer.

Jackson, who earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture sciences in May from Alcorn State University, made such a good impression during her tenure that she was offered a full time position as one of the company’s Operations associates/supervisor trainee. She will officially start her position Monday, June 5.

During her training, Jackson will be required to learn the company’s process so that she can be assigned to supervise a specific department.

As Jackson looks back on her journey through college, she is thankful not only to have a job, but she is also proud of her ability to overcome her challenges.

“I feel so blessed to start a career immediately after graduation,” said Jackson. “During my freshman year, I had a rough start. So I relied on my faith to motivate me to bring my grades up, get an internship and have a job waiting on me after graduation. After lots of tears and prayers, I was blessed with what I asked for.”

Getting experience at the company prior to joining the staff was helpful for Jackson. Because of this, she is confident in her ability to fit in and make an impact.

“I truly appreciate my previous experience there because I understand the actual processes of how the plant is ran. I have met everyone from the manager to most of the hourly employees. I already know what to expect from the company and how hard I need to work.”

Jackson’s plan at Tyson Foods is to climb the ranks and help other students flourish at the company.

“My ultimate goal at Tyson Foods is to make a difference so great that I can make the company even better than before. My long-term goals are to work my way up the ladder so that I can have a position at the corporate office in Springdale, Arkansas. During this journey, I want to help other outstanding students by mentoring them on their path to success.”

Jackson thanks Dr. Avis Joseph, Dr. Kenneth Stallings, Michael Tursclair, April Stampley and Alcorn’s Department of Agriculture for their continuous support.

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