Student Newsletter : October 28, 2019

Welcome to Week 11!

LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

  1. Persons who have a strong desire to pursue a career in managing and/or marketing Registered Jersey™ cattle are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Fred Stout Experience awards. The awards are presented annually in memory of Fred J. Stout Sr., Mt. Carmel, Ill., a lifelong Jersey breeder and member of the Jersey Marketing Service staff from 1978 to 1997 who believed that the best learning experiences happen in the everyday world.

STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION

  1. The goal of this program is to help students develop cultural awareness and problem-solving skills while also allowing students to conduct international sustainable service-learning projects. We achieve these goals through a variety of course work, including regular guided discussions of the assigned study topics, student’s experience and thoughts about the field trips and guided tours to the cultural and historical sites, as well as conducting service-learning projects and staying with local families.

  2. Are you interested in learning about exotic animals? Attend an informational session!

    Animal Sciences (Group 1: April 30-May 16, 2020; Group 2: May 18-June 3, 2020)

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2019 

    Information sessions:

    Friday, September 13, 2019, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Animal Science 202 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:30-4:30 PM- Animal Science 212

INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Kentucky Equine Management is now accepting applications for their upcoming Spring 2020 Breeding and Reproduction internship!

    Interns live and work on central Kentucky Thoroughbred farms and attend weekly lectures on topics of importance to reproduction and breeding.

    Housing and an hourly wage are provided to most interns.

    Dates for the Spring internship are: January 6-June 5, 2020

    Applications should be postmarked on or before October 31, 2019.

FULL-TIME JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Mitchell Agriculture Ltd. is a share milking business located in Southland, New Zealand  and is looking for a team member to join them January 2020 through December 2020. The business is owned and operated by Danny and Abby Mitchell and is currently milking 1300 cows on a 600-hectare Dairy farm. The farm includes a range of modern technology including two 850 cow wintering barns and an 80-bale rotary milking parlor. 

  2. Nandi Veterinary Associates, a breeding farm in Southeastern PA is looking for a hands on farm manager. They currently foal between 70 and 90 mares a year, stand several stallions, collect transient stallions, breed mares with fresh, frozen and cooled semen as well as perform embryo transfer. They maintain an embryo transfer recipient herd on site. The foaling mares are predominantly Standardbred but we see a variety of other breeds for our breeding work. Ability to handle stallions is required. Foaling experience also needed. This position is a full time, salaried position.

  3. Equine Medical Associates, PSC is looking to hire a Veterinary Technician for the breeding season this coming spring. 

    Duties will include: 
    · assisting veterinarians in the field with medical procedures 
    · organizing equipment and supplies needed on calls 
    · keeping medical records 
    · recording medical procedures in the office 
    · assisting with laboratory and office projects

  4. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and broadly experienced individual to serve as full-time Operations Coordinator who will be responsible for a variety of administrative functions including office and property management, IT, benefits administration, and additionally provide support to the Executive Director.

  5. Dutch Hollow Farm is an 800-cow Registered Jersey dairy in Eastern NY. We are currently looking for someone capable of fulfilling management responsibilities and willing to work closely with the current herd manager/owner and other employees. The goal is that the person in this position will be able to manage and oversee all tasks relating to mature cattle in the owner’s absence. This position comes with the opportunity to suggest and make meaningful changes as the dairy continues to expand.

    Responsibilities:

     General herd health work

  6. Have you been looking for a full-time position related to the equine industry? Thoroughbred Daily News has a large list of various career postings. Check out the link here

HELPFUL RESOURCES

  1. Did you know that CFAES has hired a counselor to support the needs of their students' mental health?  Dr. Wirt holds counseling sessions in Ag Admin Room 100 four days a week and is in Lincoln Tower on Wednesday. See the attached if you’re interested in making an appointment.

  2. Ohio State has switched to Handshake - a modern career development platform for students to explore career employment, internships and other opportunities, based on their interests, major and skills. FisherConnect and Symplicity (CareerEngine, Hireabuckeye, FutureLink, Buckeye Careers Network) have transitioned to Handshake.

    Handshake offers many exciting new features, including:

  3. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has renewed its partnership with Portfolium.com and will continue to provide ALL students and faculty the opportunity to create a professional, online digital portfolio.

  4. Alumnifire is an online professional networking and mentoring tool for Ohio State alumni, students and staff to exchange industry expertise and career advice. Get connected with Alumnifire and join this powerful Buckeye network.

    Learn more here

    For questions or additional information feel free to contact us at 614-292-3314 or 800-635-8944.

  5. The Career Services page on the departmental site has been redeveloped to hopefully make it more user-friendly. Check out helpful resources for building a resume, writing cover letters and more. There are resume templates that can be used to create a resume in case you don’t know where to start. In addition, there is an option for students to submit their resume and/or cover letters for review, prior to applying for internships or going to the career expo. Check it out!

  6. Emergency: Dial 911
    University Police: 614-292-2121
    Student Advocacy Center: 614-292-1111
    Student Judicial Affairs: 614-292-0748
    Counseling and Consultation Services: 614-292-5766
    OSU Suicide Prevention: 614-221-5445
    Campus Advocacy Program for Survivors of Sexual Violence: 614-292-4527

  7. In addition to company websites, below is a list of websites that you might find helpful in your search for a full-time position, or even internship experience.

    Ag Explorer

    Hireabuckeye (the CFAES Job Database)

    Animal Science Jobs

    Ag Careers 

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