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VICTORIA ORSAK Fayetteville, Texas Graduated in 2011 and moved to Huntsville to study at SHSU Now a Junior studying General Business.

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2 VICTORIA ORSAK Fayetteville, Texas Graduated in 2011 and moved to Huntsville to study at SHSU Now a Junior studying General Business

3 TEXAS RURAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Applied for internship First choice was Navasota, but they backed out of program Chose Hamilton after being told original “top 3” choices had been filled

4 BUSINESSES I LEARNED ABOUT

5 HAMILTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP. Jane Crouch, Executive Director EDC Mission Recent Projects

6 Marvin Herb, owner Includes arena, restaurant and cantina, retail store and another arena is being built CIRCLE T RANCH AND ARENA

7 THE INN AT CIRCLE T Opened by Tex Beshears, former owner of Circle T Monica Stephen, manager

8 Shirley Gerald and Chelsea Dorwood, extension agents 4-H and Agri-Life programs Youth Day and 4- H Record Book judging EXTENSION OFFICE

9 Ken Hamilton, business manager Meredith Daniels, accounts payable BUSINESS CENTER AT H.I.S.D.

10 HAMILTON HOSPITAL DISTRICT Shadowed Dr. Charles Johnson, a family practitioner, in the clinic Met with Hospital Administration

11 HORIZON DAIRY Met Leslie DeJong, one of the owners, and took a tour around the dairy, learning about their day to day business

12 THE RAMSEY COLLECTION Worked with Ray and Frances Ramsey on putting together an inventory for their art collection

13 PEOPLE I MET

14 JIM AND JANE CROUCH SHIRLEY AND BUBBA GERALD

15 CLAY, CARLA, AND BRYSON TARPLEY CHARLES, DAWN, COLTER, AND EMMA JOHNSON

16 DIANE STOKELY RAY AND FRANCES RAMSEY Image taken from ramseycollection.com

17 HOW THIS INTERNSHIP HAS IMPACTED ME: MY MAJOR

18 After completing this internship, and getting to talk to many of the business owners and managers in Hamilton, Texas, I chose to switch my major back to General Business. Going to Hamilton opened my eyes to many of the different types of jobs and businesses there are in a rural community, and getting a general business degree will help me to fulfill my dreams of moving back to a small town.

19 HOW THIS INTERNSHIP HAS IMPACTED ME: A PERSON

20 Before going to Hamilton, I was very unsure of myself and my expectations of my future. After meeting so many in the community there, and staying with so many different families with different traditions and different views, I feel as though I have truly become more confident in my abilities. Getting to go to different businesses and truly seeing what goes on “behind the scenes” has helped me to choose a different path for myself, one that hopefully continues to help me grow.

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