ABA is entering its seventh year working with Kansas State University to offer a summer internship to students interested in the baking industry. As the summer season begins, we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our stellar new interns. This week we’re featuring Lillian Hyde, a rising Sophomore and Baking Science and Management Major with a Minor in Chemistry & Leadership.
Q: Why did you decide to become a Baking Science Major at KSU?
A: I was born and raised into a family that LOVES to eat! So when deciding on what major was best for me, I chose to look into something that would incorporate the things I love (i.e. food) and was a part of a growing and expanding industry. After visiting Kansas State University I fell in love with the Bakery Science program and all the students and faculty I meet in the department.
Q: What are the top two things you hope to take away from your experience at ABA?
A: I hope to get a hands-on experience by working on projects and doing research that directly impacts the industry. Second, after completing my first year at K-State, I have realized there is still so much about the Baking Industry that I have yet to learn. I applied for this internship hoping to learn about the different aspects of the industry and all the factors that go into making the baking industry such a huge part of our economy.
Q: What is your dream job after you graduate?
A: I am not sure yet what it is EXACTLY I’m wishing to do after graduation. There is still so much I want to do and learn that I feel the possibilities are endless! I know I want to be a part of a company or organization that is continuously growing and evolving to keep up with the ever-changing industry and economy. I want to make a positive impact and work with others who encourage and inspire me to excel at whatever it is I’ll do.
Q: What is one fun or interesting thing you could share about yourself
A: A fun fact about myself is that I am die hard T-Swift (Taylor Swift) fan and won front row tickets to her concert last year in Kansas City.