University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of ACES
ACES Animal Sciences
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Craig Steck

The pork producers I work with are self-made, successful, and intelligent people. Being able to learn from them as well as add value to their businesses is extremely rewarding. Our interactions and relationships have made me a better consultant and have taught me how to be more successful in my personal endeavors.
Major: Animal Sciences

Craig Steck works with pork producers to help them produce high-quality, nutritious pork day after day.

“It’s a great job with a great company in a great industry,” he said.

It’s the day-to-day interactions with clients that Craig enjoys the most about his job.

“The producers I work with are self-made, successful, and intelligent people,” Craig said. “Being able to learn from them as well as add value to their businesses is extremely rewarding. Our interactions and relationships have made me a better consultant and have taught me how to be more successful in my personal endeavors.”

Craig said achieving his personal and career goals has been made possible by his degree in animal science from the University of Illinois.

“My education is invaluable,” he said. “The animal sciences department offered in-class projects and hands-on experience,” Craig said, “which gave me a leg up in the professional world. My involvement in university-supported extracurricular activities developed my skills to interact, communicate, and debate with others, which provided me the experience to be successful in my career today.”