Integrated Plant Science MPS profile: Margaux Hein

About Margaux

What were you doing before coming to Cornell for your MPS program?

I worked briefly for a farm management company.

What were the biggest obstacles you had to overcome in order to participate in the MPS program?

Moving across the country and not working for 9 months.

Why did you choose to pursue the MPS degree?

To receive a higher degree in less than a year from a top agricultural college.

What are the strengths of your program, in your opinion?

Mentorship from my advisor, close involvement and connection with leaders and peers directly in my program, and the classes available.

What were some of the most rewarding moments while in your MPS program?

The classes I took and the knowledge gained along with the connections made at Cornell.

What are your short term and long term career goals?

Work for a farm management company in the Central Valley of California. The MPS program allowed me to add an element to my portfolio by receiving a higher degree, along with the ability to take on more responsibility along with higher pay in the company due to my higher degree.

What courses stand out as most helpful for your specific career goals?

Weed management and Agricultural Finance.

What advice would you give to your younger self embarking on the journey of graduate school?

Have your goals set ahead of time and keep an open mind.  When it gets tough, don't be too hard on yourself, it's all going to be fine! Keep going, you're doing great!

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