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ADM, GROWMARK join Illinois State as Platinum Partners

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Illinois State University’s Career Center announced two new corporate partners.

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and GROWMARK have joined the Redbird family of supporters by becoming Career Center Platinum Partners.

“Through the Career Center Partner Program, companies are able to generously provide support that specifically assists the Career Center with developing, enhancing, and implementing innovative career development programs and services,” said Career Center Director Pamela Cooper, who added that the companies also have opportunities to connect with Illinois State talent.

ADM is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 32,300 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes 428 crop procurement locations, 280 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 39 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM connects the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, and industrial and energy uses.

“Illinois State University is one of the top five schools ADM recruits from. We recruit for agriculture, business, computer science, economics, information systems, and management students for entry-level, full-time and internship opportunities,” said Staffing Specialist Megan Harshbarger, of ADM College Relations. “We always find excellent students year after year across all disciplines, so it only made sense that we become a Platinum Partner.”

GROWMARK is a regional agricultural cooperative based in Bloomington, owned by local member cooperatives. The company provides members and other customers with fuels, lubricants, plant nutrients, crop protection products, seed, structures, equipment, and grain marketing assistance.

“Illinois State University’s Department of Agriculture is a valuable partner for the GROWMARK system, and its FS, grain, and subsidiary and affiliated companies,” said Amy Bradford, manager of GROWMARK corporate relations. “We appreciate the opportunities of the Career Center Partner Program and look forward to growing our relationship.”

Other Platinum Partners and industry leaders include: Caterpillar Inc., C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., Cintas, College Pro, Country Financial Services, and Liberty Mutual.

Companies interested in recruiting at Illinois State can learn more about becoming a Career Center Partner by contacting Cooper at (309) 438-3245.

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