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The curriculum prepared me for making an immediate impact in the agricultural finance industry, as it converted my raw agricultural knowledge into the business concepts and terms that I use in my normal working environment.

Profile: Danielle Waterworth

Alumni
North American manager of special assets, CNH Capital

Danielle Waterworth appreciates a career that provides continual challenges. She said there isn’t a typical day for a North American manager of special assets.

“As a leader you have a choice of how to approach more challenging days, you can either let the anxiety get to you or find opportunity for professional growth in how you approach challenges. I find the variety of what we deal with to be refreshing,” she said. “What I enjoy most about my position is the on-the-job-learning from leading the special assets team, which is known for its creative solutions for challenging accounts.”

Her current role has taught Danielle that there are no one-size-fits-all answers for account needs. “Sometimes you have to assess and then reassess what is going on in a business in order to find the best possible plan or solution.”
Danielle described her time at the University of Illinois as a challenging and rewarding adventure that helped prepare her for her CNH career.

“The curriculum prepared me for making an immediate impact in the agricultural finance industry, as it converted my raw agricultural knowledge into the business concepts and terms that I use in my normal working environment,” she said.

Danielle’s agricultural and consumer economics (ACE) coursework demonstrated how her degree would apply to future professions, readying her to enter the workforce.

“I give back to the ACE program because I want other students to have that same understanding, preparing them to go after the types of jobs that interest them.”