MBA student interns in HR at Oil-Dri

Aron Wimberly, a student in the Master of Business Administration program from Mayo, Florida, interned with Oil-Dri over the summer. Located in Ochlocknee, Oil-Dri produces, markets and sells sorbent mineral technology for use in pet products, animal health, fluids purification, crops and horticulture.

Wimberly gained experience in the human resources office at Oil-Dri working with Robin Weatherington, the Human Resources manager.

“For the beginning, the position allowed me to immediately get hands-on experience,” he said. “I was involved in recruiting, on-boarding, terminating, policy reconstruction and writing proposals for the HR manager. My assigned tasks varied day-to-day, but there was always something that needed to be done in the office.”

However, Wimberly also learned a great deal about the other areas of the Oil-Dri operation.

“During my time at Oil-Dri, I was also given the opportunity to develop relationships with different departments within and outside of the organization,” he said. “For instance, I was assigned to work in the logistics department for a few weeks in order to get them back on track with the large number of invoices they were receiving daily. It gave me an insight into the functions of other departments within Oil-Dri.”

Wimberly said the internship was a great opportunity that provided professionalism and expertise that he’ll use in his future career.

“My experience at Oil-Dri has made all the difference in me and given me a foundation on which to grow,” Wimberly said.

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