A Few Hard Working Seniors
Jasmine Singh is a senior agricultural business major. As an agribusiness student, she has been involved with various clubs and organizations in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. During her sophomore year Singh was a CAFES Student Council Rep for the Agribusiness Management Club (ABM ). Her junior year, she was treasurer for the CAFES Student Council. Her involvement extends beyond the campus as well. Last summer she worked at Sunsweet Growers, Inc., in Yuba City, Calif., as a quality assurance intern. In her final year at Cal Poly, she returned to the ABM Club board as the Ag Showcase Chair and successfully planned and oversaw the extraordinary event. With the help of the ABM board and club members, she organized the student-run career fair with more than 90 companies and 400 student attendees. She was also the acting farm store committee chair for Open House. After graduation, Singh plans to work at the family business in the nut and stone fruit industry in Northern California.
Haley Seeger, a fourth-year agricultural business major, grew up surrounded by agriculture in the Central Valley. She said her upbringing drove her enthusiasm for the agriculture industry and was a significant factor in her decision to attend Cal Poly. She has been involved with the Agribusiness Management Club (ABM), the Open House committee and the Western Bonanza Junior Livestock show committee. “The Agribusiness Department has given me the opportunity to explore various industries through curriculum, projects and extracurricular activities,” she said.
Seeger, who is the ABM Club president, recently visited Wonderful Citrus and Pistachios in Los Hills, Calif., and also attended the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco with other club members. She is currently on the Cal Poly National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) student team. She said that she is truly thankful for the relationships she has developed with both students and faculty, who have taught her so much about the agribusiness industry.
Seth Borges is a fourth-year agricultural business major, originally from Visalia, Calif.
“Neither of my parents attended college but pushed me to do my best in high school in order to attend college,” Borges said. “I am proud to be a first-generation college student. I combined my high school passions of agriculture and business and made the best decision of my life to attend Cal Poly.”
Borges has been involved as an officer on the CAFES Student Council, a two-year representative for CAFES on the ASI Board of Directors, a member of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), which took home the national title in 2015, and co-chair of the CAFES Open House committee. He was awarded the Soares Outstanding Achievement Award his junior year.
Borges was also recently recognized on the Assembly and Senate floor in Sacramento for helping to bring home the national title for the NAMA team. “I am incredibly thankful for all the opportunities Cal Poly and the Agribusiness Department have presented to me over the past couple of years," said Borges. "The advisors, mentors and friends I have made during my time at Cal Poly will not be forgotten. I look forward to bringing all of my experiences to the table in my future career.”