Student Newsletter : March 31, 2019

~Welcome to Week 12~

NEWS & EVENTS

  1. Come relax with animals for FREE before finals! There will be various animals in the Animal Science Building Arena (111) on Monday, April 22 from 5:30pm-7:00pm.  Snacks will be provided. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome! 

  2. Join us for an afternoon of recognizing our undergraduate and graduate students, Animal Sciences Hall of Fame and Dairy Hall of Fame recipients on Thursday, April 4th from 3:00-4:30 in the Fawcett Center. Those interested should RSVP to Julie Becker.287 in Plumb Hall 116.

  3. Upcoming course: EEOB 3498 Undergraduate Research in Behavioral Ecology in Fall 19.

    Call No 26433- 4 credit hours TR 11:10-12:30, plus two hours of lab (TBD by the students)

    This course aims to provide opportunities for undergraduates to conduct supervised independent research in behavioral ecology.
    The class projects will be on social ecology of animals. We will also learn applied statistics by using a statistical programming language. Finally, students will present their findings in a poster symposium at the end of the semester. 

  4. Join us at the 66th Annual College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Celebration of Students: CFAES Live! This event will shine a spotlight on the accomplishments of the CFAES students, staff and faculty. The celebration will be held in the Archie Griffin Ballroom in the Ohio Union on April 4 and begins at 5:15 pm. Parking is available for our guests and visitors in the Ohio Union parking garages. Suggested attire is business professional.

LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

  1. The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) launched the Infectious Diseases Student Community of Practice and Engagement (ID SCOPE) in partnership with the Battelle Center for Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, a center within the Glenn College. The ID SCOPE is open to all students, regardless of major or rank as they are trying to engage students from all disciplines given the broad nature of the infectious disease grand challenge/wicked problem.

  2. Shades Club is always looking to recruit new members! The purpose of Shades of Animal Sciences is to provide networking opportunities for multicultural students with a wide variety of interests, while focusing mainly on animals through education and service. Meetings are held on alternating Thursdays at 6:30pm in Plumb Hall 102. For more information, email the club or visit their facebook page! 

  3. Are you or someone you know feeling stressed, overwhelmed &/or depressed? We, your fellow animal scientists, have your back! Drop you or your friends’ first name (to stay anonymous) and mailing address into the black mailbox hanging on the wall in Plumb Hall 120 and our support team will send an awesome uplifting package!

  4. At A.P.E.S. (American Primate Educational Sanctuary) volunteers take on a role similar to that of a keeper in a zoo. They clean the cages, prepare meals, do dishes, prepare enrichment, and other upkeep that may need done. It requires a lot of hard work and they look for dedicated volunteers to help out. Volunteers are required to come at least one designated day each week and work for about 3-4 hours. Volunteering with A.P.E.S. is a very rewarding educational experience.

  5. The Mid-Ohio Foodbank is hoping to share some of their volunteer opportunities with students and faculty. They have a variety of projects available and would love some new volunteers! They are happy to host both individuals and groups at their activities. If you are interested please visit their website at www.mofb.volunteerhub.com.

     

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Looking to pursue a career in the rapidly growing field of digital agriculture and data science? Check out this undergraduate summer research program in digital agriculture. This student centered, active-learning environment allows undergraduates to put data into action and communicate processes and results effectively. The program will run from mid-May through mid-August. Students interested in this program will benefit from strong faculty mentoring in small groups across many disciplines, $5,250 stipend for travel and living costs, optional academic course credit, and much more.

INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Do you know where you will start your career after graduation? If you are still searching for your perfect career opportunity, you are in luck - Seaboard Foods is here to help! They have a few full time Management Trainee positions that are available in the following areas:

  2. DuBois Center, a faith-based camp and retreat center in southern Illinois, is seeking an enthusiastic team player to serve as Barn Coordinator for their summer horseback riding program. The ideal candidate will be at least 20 years old (21+ preferred) and have experience with barn management and riding instruction.

  3. Dreams on Horseback, a horse-partnered learning center in Blacklick, Ohio, is looking for unpaid summer interns to assist with programs, provide horse care, and co-lead camp activities. The candidate should be energetic, able to lift 25 lbs., and be comfortable working with people with special needs. Training as a side-walker/leader in accordance with the requirements outlined by PATH International is mandatory and will be provided. Dreams on Horseback encourages those interested in equine-business, therapeutic riding instruction, or special ed to apply. Previous horse experience helpful.

  4. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is seeking an assistant/instructor to travel during the months of late May, June, July and part of August. Person must be great with kids, capable of driving a truck/6-horse trailer, and self motivated! Harness racing background helpful but not required.

  5. Stauffer Farms LLC is a 3800 cow dairy in northern St. Lawrence county NY.  They raise replacements and crop 3700 acres of corn silage and haylage.  The dairy facilities are modern, constructed over the span of 2009-2018. Wet calves are raised in a combination of calf barn and hutches. Bigger heifers are raised in retrofitted dairy barns, with some being custom raised. They have undergone a major expansion in 2017-2018 and are currently milking in twin, double 24 parallel parlors.

  6. Heimerl Farms is a highly dedicated family run farming operation located 20 minutes northeast of Columbus in Johnstown, Ohio. Johnstown is home to not only their main office, but also the farm which started their swine enterprise many years ago. The main office is responsible for payroll, record keeping, computer operations, phone calls, feed ordering and processing, etc., which are necessary for their business. One major component vital to their operation located in Johnstown is their recently added on to feed processing facility.

FULL-TIME JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. 22 stall barn in City of Dublin. 2 minutes from 270. Less than 10min drive time from Dublin, Powell, Worthington, and Upper Arlington. Lots of opportunity for boarding and/or lesson program. Rent is $2500/month. Boarding rates should easily hit $500-$600 per stall per month based on location and current facilities. Proximity to well-off, child-centered neighborhoods makes lesson programs – especially intro-level children’s riding programs – likely to generate reliable income. Barn contains 18 full-size stalls and 4 half-size stalls for minis.

  2. Dairy Records Mangement Systems (DRMS) is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide superior customer care and technical support from their Ames, IA office. DRMS, with offices at North Carolina State University and Iowa State University, provides monthly DHIA managment reports, on-farm software (PCDART), an the PocketDairy app to over 14,000 producers with 2.1M cows and to 500 nutritionists, veterinarians and industry consultants. 

    For more information, see the attachment

  3. Local infertility testing and in vitro fertilization laboratory looking to hire full time lab technician.  Minimum BS in biology, related animal science, or other scientific field required.  Previous laboratory experience a plus, but willing to train the right person.  Candidates must be US citizens and detail- oriented with good communication skills.  Weekend and holiday rotations are expected in this field of work.  Health benefits and 401K company- match are available.  Please send resume as an indication of interest to Donna Ridder, MS, TS, CRCS at 

  4. Central Ohio, 1,000 cow dairy farm looking for herdsman. Responsibilities include herd health, daily oversight of 2-3 employees, data entry (PC Dart), report generation, supply pricing and ordering, vet checks, hoof trimmer scheduling, coordinating of young livestock movement (to and from the grower), oversight of 2 employees at the calf facility, repo programs, and the possibility of breeding the herd.  Pay will be based on the amount of responsibility accepted, 55K to 70K.  There is the possibility of expanded responsibilities and pay (ie.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  1. The Roy A. Wallace BIF Memorial Fund was established to honor the life and career of Roy A. Wallace. Mr. Wallace worked for Select Sires for 40 years, serving as vice-president of beef programs and devoted his life to beef-cattle improvement. He became involved with BIF in its infancy and was the only person to attend each of the first 40 BIF conventions. He loved what BIF stood for – an organization that brings together purebred and commercial cattle breeders, academia and breed associations, all committed to improving beef cattle.

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. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. 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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