Prior to joining the Alltech Corporate Career Development Program (CDP), I completed a double degree program, which resulted in a bachelor’s degree in international business from Bina Nusantara University in Indonesia and an honors degree in business management from Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom in 2014. The following year, I continued my studies in China and earned a language diploma in Mandarin Chinese from Huaqiao University. It was in China that I first heard about Alltech, its growing global presence, big opportunities and important role in shaping how we feed the world. Without hesitation, I knew it was a company I would like to work for, and the CDP presented an ideal path.
The CDP is challenging but also very rewarding. It expanded my capabilities in terms of knowledge, skills, personality and professionalism. In addition, I had the chance to meet many interesting people and work in a diverse environment, which widened my perspective about cultural differences. From cleaning the street during Earth Day to giving a cattle farm tour to seeing Steve Wozniak during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, I learned new, interesting things every single day and how to expect the unexpected!
I currently work in the management information systems department as a member of the Global Support Team, which assists Alltech employees from different regions around the world with business applications from operations to sales to finance. I will be based in China to support the Asia-Pacific region, gain skills in the Enterprise Resource Planning system and acquire fundamental information for business workflow. Currently, I am training in Ireland with the fantastic people on the Global Support Team!
Originally from Ireland, I moved to the United States to study at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) in Highland Heights, Kentucky, in 2008. I graduated from NKU with a master’s degree in communication as well as an undergraduate degree in marketing, business administration and sports business. While at NKU, I played varsity soccer for four years. After gaining professional experience in marketing and promotions at NKU’s office of intercollegiate athletics as well as in the tradeshow and events industry working for Nimlok Cincinnati as a project manager and graphic designer, I was lucky enough to obtain a spot in Alltech’s Corporate Career Development Program for 2016.
Finding a position within Alltech, a global, innovative and thought-leading company, was a dream come true and perfectly fit my continuously evolving aspirations.
After learning a great deal about Alltech during our intense orientation and training period, I was blown away by the trust and responsibility my CDP colleagues and I were given while working on our annual conference, ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. The scale and caliber of this conference was outstanding and a superb intro to Alltech’s position at the forefront of global business. One of the key traits within Alltech’s culture very quickly became apparent during ONE: no matter what level, all employees are more than willing to pull their weight and get their hands dirty to push our exciting company forward. Furthermore, the access to executives and their willingness to interact with the CDP members was incredibly impressive; this level of exposure is unheard of in companies of Alltech’s size and stature.
One of the key draws of Alltech for me when applying for the program was the varied array of industries in which we operate. Following ONE, I was lucky enough to work with our Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. business in Lexington, Kentucky. Again, after excellent training on our beer and spirits — headlined by our Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale® and Town Branch® Bourbon — I have transitioned into a national sales accounts position.
The opportunities and experiences I have already gained in the CDP are astonishing, and I am extremely excited to find out what lies ahead for me and my colleagues at Alltech. The resources and care that the education engagement team and our many mentors provided us with are truly what allows this program to stand out so much and excel.
Before joining the Alltech Corporate Career Development Program (CDP), I received a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Western Kentucky University (WKU). As a member of the U.S Department of Defense-funded Chinese Language Flagship Program at WKU, I studied in Taiwan, China, and Peru and was certified as professionally fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
For the first three months of the program, I worked on marketing and event planning for the ONE Club, with the overall goal to sign on 100 founding members. With 95 member companies and nearly 500 attendees, it was a valuable experience in event planning, organizing and learning how to quickly integrate into an ongoing, fast-paced project.
Since then, I have been working in Nicholasville, Kentucky, with the North American beef team and the aquaculture team in Chile on a variety of projects that range from customer-facing marketing to helping with the launch of a new product.
My time at Alltech has been challenging and always rewarding. It is fast-paced, exciting and deeply gratifying to know that the work I do, and that the company as a whole does, is having a marked impact on some of the biggest agricultural issues facing the world today.
I come from two humble cities from the Philippines: Pasay and Santa Rosa. I spent the first 12 years of my life in Pasay, where we would visit our relatives from the provinces that live near the rice fields. They always reminded us of the importance of agriculture in our day-to-day lives, and this is where agriculture became a huge part of my life. I spent the following years in Santa Rosa, Laguna, where everything and everyone is environmentally friendly. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from De La Salle University. I worked for over a year before joining Alltech’s Corporate Career Development Program (CDP). When I got the congratulatory email, I couldn’t have been happier!
I arrived in Lexington, Kentucky, in February 2016, and it hit me: This is really it, I made it! The first two weeks included intense training and business cases from our mentors. Afterward, I was assigned to the educational engagement department, where I visited different universities in Kentucky to promote Alltech’s biggest event, ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. My assignment allowed me to explore Kentucky, meet new people and share both my story and Alltech’s story.
After the conference, I was assigned to the marketing metrics department, where I will be an analyst until completion of the CDP. This assignment gives me the opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds, cultures and countries.
Alltech is all about opportunities and diversity. No matter what your background is, where you come from or what your story is, Alltech provides an opportunity of a lifetime. The CDP promotes critical thinking, flexibility and people skills. It challenges you to raise the bar on how you think, how you act and how you see the world.
Originally from Kazakhstan, I earned my bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in business administration at the University of San Diego, California. In my early career, I worked in several fields, varying from financial audits to innovation management. Along the way, I was seeking a meaningful career in which I could apply my skills and make a difference in the world. Alltech captured my attention as an extremely ambitious company where I could build a successful career.
After the first two weeks of intense training, our CDP group was assigned to work with the marketing team at Alltech's global headquarters in Nicholasville, Kentucky, where we spent three months promoting the company’s event of the year, ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. During this time, I was able to learn a lot about Alltech’s unique production technologies and fast-paced work environment. I also enjoyed meeting many fellow Alltechians from around the globe, who are exceptionally talented and warm people and are always ready to share ideas and provide support.
One of the very first things that struck me at Alltech was the incredible amount of effort people made to help me succeed. From the very first day, I knew that I was a part of a team here, and I was very happy to be on board. Alltech is an innovation-driven company whose strengths lie in the work culture of enthusiasm, hard work and innovation. It is a great place for people like me, who enjoy participating in cross-disciplinary projects and navigating complex challenges.
I am currently getting ready to join the Alltech Crop Science team in Hungary, where my assignment will be to perform market analysis with the goal to increase Alltech’s presence and market share in Central and Eastern Europe.
Being a part of the CDP has been a tremendous experience. Alltech offers truly endless opportunities for ambitious young professionals who want to widen their personal and professional skills while solving some of the world’s most challenging issues.
Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, I graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, with a bachelor’s degree in management and international business. I have always been passionate about different cultures and have always had an appreciation for companies with a global mindset focused on agriculture and biotechnology. Being accepted to the CDP at Alltech was the greatest accomplishment in my career so far. Alltech was everything I was looking for because of its amazing culture and work environment.
Upon arriving in Kentucky, my colleagues and I started an intensive orientation week, learning about Alltech’s values and core business. Afterward, we worked as a team to promote Alltech’s largest event, ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. We were assigned to work on different sides of marketing, which helped me to develop my communication skills and understand the different facets of the company.
After my first three months, I was assigned to work in the regulatory department at headquarters. I have been working on global trade with a focus in Latin America. It has been a truly amazing opportunity, since I have been able to work with specialists from all around the world. I keep learning and expanding my knowledge in this new area. I would personally advise all recent graduates to apply for the CDP. Alltech believed in my potential from the beginning and has given me many real-world experiences. I have learned many new things with my coworkers and mentors and will always be grateful for this opportunity!
Originally, I am from a very small town in England called Towcester. After completing a bachelor’s degree in animal science, I completed two master’s degrees simultaneously: one in agricultural biology at Aarhus University in Denmark and one in animal nutrition, Wageningen University in the Netherlands and University of California, Davis in California. With this background, it was impossible not to aspire to work at Alltech, given that they are among the top five animal health companies in the world! I had known about the CDP for a few years and was waiting for the right time to apply. With the applications opening just as I finished my master’s degrees, the timing was perfect.
The CDP has truly been everything I hoped it would be, and so much more that I could not have even anticipated. Living in Lexington, Kentucky, for three months promoting ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference with my fellow CDP members was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was very intensive and full of things I’d never experienced before, and I gained so many new skills, especially in marketing and sales. I feel as though there could not have been a better possible start for my career at Alltech. The support from fellow CDP members, other colleagues, mentors and, due to the horizontal structure of Alltech, Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, has been absolutely incredible.
After my time in Kentucky, I was assigned to the solutions deployment team at the European headquarters in Ireland, where I help provide solutions to technical/scientific problems that Alltech offices around Europe are experiencing on the animal nutrition side of the company.
I grew up on a small farm in Northeast Indiana, and by my senior year of high school, I had been raising and showing livestock competitively for 10 years. I have worked with a number of animals, including goats, swine, poultry and horses. I always knew that I wanted to stay involved in the agriculture industry. In 2011, I attended Purdue University, where I studied animal science with a concentration in biosciences and interned for an animal nutrition company. During my time at Purdue, I developed an interest in agronomy and began working as a lab assistant in the botany and plant pathology department.
After graduation, I applied for the Corporate Career Development Program (CDP) at Alltech. For the first three months of the program, I worked with the marketing team to promote ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to professionals in the agriculture industry. I am currently in the Alltech Crop Science department based in Houston, Texas. For the next seven months, I will work with produce growers all over the state and help launch new Alltech Crop Science products. I will also organize an educational series for produce growers in the Rio Grande Valley.
During my time in the CDP, I have grown both as a professional and as a person. The agriculture industry is constantly changing and the need for sustainable, affordable food sources is growing. I truly feel confident working for an innovative, ambitious and forward-thinking company like Alltech. I am so grateful for this opportunity.
Before becoming a part of the Alltech family, I received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from the University of California, San Diego. I was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. Traveling has been a huge part of my life since I was very young, and I have moved to several countries since I began college, including Brazil, where I focused on learning Portuguese and Brazilian history and culture.
One of the first things that attracted me to Alltech was that it is a multinational company, and in both the office and among the CDP group as well as the broader team you can see the diversity and acceptance of other cultures every day.
The first three months of my experience with the CDP were in Nicholasville, Kentucky, where I was able to work on an amazing event Alltech hosts every year, ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. I not only had the chance to start this year by being a part of the ONE, but I was able to develop my soft and hard skills at an incredibly fast pace, from learning about public speaking to marketing and sales.
After ONE, I moved to Ireland to work as part of the internal audit team. My placement has given me the chance to combine so many of the things I enjoy, such as learning about finance, working with open-minded people in a teamwork-based environment, learning from other cultures and traveling.
The program is an amazing opportunity for graduates to thrive personally and professionally, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it.
In 2013, after receiving my bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing communications from the University of Greenwich in London, England, I took an internship at English News Division, Vietnam Television. In 2014, I worked as a marketing executive at an educational organization in Vietnam. In 2015, I worked at the same company as assistant to the president for international relations.
At that time, I never would have thought that in 2016 I would be beginning the true start of my international career, doing what I love in different countries throughout the year, with the mission to help feed 9 billion people by 2050. That was before I knew about the Alltech Corporate Career Development Program (CDP).
Ever since the orientation week, I feel grateful and happy every day to be a part of Alltech and its fast-paced, international, innovative and united culture. Alltechians are extremely competent and incredibly warm.
During the first three months, my fellow CDP members and I worked in different areas within the marketing department at Alltech’s headquarters in the United States to promote ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. This is Alltech’s biggest annual international event, which is the most inspiring conference I’ve ever worked for and attended.
I was assigned to the communications team under the mentorship of the corporate communications manager. This role was perfect for me because it suited my academic background, experience and personality. In addition, I was pleasantly surprised by the level of responsibility with which I was trusted, the accessibility of the company’s senior leaders regarding our projects, the amount of knowledge I’ve learned and the entrepreneurial skills I have gained.
After the conference, I continued to be a part of the communications team and stayed another three months in the U.S., where I had the chance to work more closely with the corporate creative team.
I am now in Ireland, working on several global communications and digital marketing projects and loving my job.
I have a mug at work that reads: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” This sentence sums up my experience as an Alltech CDP member. If you are someone who wants to stay curious, take risks, embrace change and make things happen, take the plunge and apply!
Before I joined the Corporate Career Development Program, I received my bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and minor in business from the University of Kentucky in May of 2015. I knew I did not want your typical 9 to 5 job where you show up and just go through the motions each day. After hearing about the CDP and looking into it, I knew I wanted to work for Alltech.
After two weeks of intensive training, 10 other members from around the world and I, spent the next three months at headquarters promoting ONE: Alltech’s Ideas Conference. By working on this, we were able to be fully immersed in the company’s culture. For this period of time, I worked with one of my fellow CDPers on local promotions, which involved sales and marketing. During these three months, I was able to meet and work with brilliant people from all over the world. Out of all of the great things that I was able to experience in these three months, getting the time to bond with my fellow CDP members was one of my favorites.
Once the three months of promoting ONE had come to an end, I was assigned to work with the poultry team. Currently, I have been working on several different, internal projects that involve market research and data gathering.
What you will find with Alltech is a company that is constantly evolving to meet the agricultural industry’s growing needs. If you are lucky enough as I was to be accepted into the CDP, get yourself a new pair of sneakers, because you’ll hit the ground running!