Student Newsletter: April 26, 2021

Welcome to Week 36! 

ACADEMIC DATES & INFO

  1. Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education (CHAIRE) is hosting a short course for Animal Science Students. This short course will take place at the Wilds. It is an overnight conversation workshop with an overnight bush experience in the Wilds.

    More information on the course and registration can be found attached

  2. There will be a change in equine courses offered this fall. Typically, AS 2301 (Behavior and Training, ground work only) and AS 3171 (Equine Health and Diseases) are offered in the fall. These two classes will not be offered in SP22 semester. In AU21, AS 2401 (Advanced Behavior and Training) and AS 3101 (Equine Facilities, Marketing, and Management) will be offered. Students interested in AS 2401 must schedule a riding test for permission to take the course. The test can be scheduled by contacting either Erica Holtsberry(.50) or Dan Rhodeback (.1).

  3. Still Looking for Animal Science Major Elective Credits?

INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Greymeadows Farm is a breeding facility located in Cutler, Ohio specializing in producing and training Holsteiner/Welsh cross hunter ponies.  They have been offering an internship program since 2014.  

  2. Select Sires, Inc. seeks motivated individuals to join our team as Livestock Technicians at our Plain City, OH location. 

    Full-time, part-time, evening, weekend, and summer opportunities are available. 

    The starting pay is $14.00 per hour payable bi-weekly. 

    Job duties include providing complete care of bulls and steers to include

  3. Are you looking for a great undergraduate internship opportunity in the heart of Horse Country? Hagyard would love the opportunity to network with any interested clubs on campus i.e. pre-vet or equine clubs this spring semester. They have an exceptional lineup of internships to offer during the 2022 breeding season (January-June) with something to fit everyone’s interest from medicine and field care, to surgery focuses. 

  4. Poultry Intern

    at Kalmbach Feeds Inc

    Handshake Job ID #4657126 Wooster, OH $14/hour

    Primary Responsibilities:

  5. Seaboard Foods has created a program for graduating seniors interested in food science, food industry management, meat science, animal science (or related) to get hands on training from senior leadership.

    There are three phases in the training program: 

  6. Hameua Farm is a small dairy farm in central PA and they run an agricultural education program for girls age 7-14 during the summer months.  This will be their 25th summer! 

    Hameau Farm is looking for staff for their summer 2021 program. A summer job at Hameau Farm is an excellent chance to see what small dairy production looks like first hand, as well as a chance to share your passion for dairy science and agriculture with the next generation of ag scientists.

  7. Millennium Quarter Horses is hiring a working student. The job is 5 days a week and 5 hours a day. Pay is $15/hour. Responsibilities will include cleaning a maximum of 8 stalls, exercising 2 horses, handling yearlings, and turning out horses. Part time housing is available. 

    If interested, please send your resume to Tammy Lickliter at tammy.lickliter@gmail.com 
    Millennium Quarter Horses is located at 15 S. Valley Rd, Xenia, OH 45385 

  8. Opportunities exist to work at Hawk’s Nest Golf Course, Secrest Arboretum, greenhouses, and at various locations on the Wooster Campus.  This would be a great resume builder for your future endeavors.

    Job Openings include:

GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Graduate Student Opportunities in Livestock Microbial Ecology at North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. 

  2. The Department of Agricultural Sciences at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) has partnered with Dairy Innovations, LLC in support of finding an individual looking to pursue a master’s degree. The masters student will attend WTAMU and will be funded by Allied Milk Producers Cooperative for two years. 

FULL-TIME JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. TLC Pet Hospital is searching for a Veterinary Technician/Receptionist to join their team of professionals. They are a full service, small animal hospital in Richmond Indiana providing quality and compassionate care to their patients and their owners. They believe pets are part of the family and are looking for an individual who shares that belief and will complement their efforts in providing quality medical care to their patients.

  2. This is a full time position located at the Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC), Waseca, MN.  The position manages the calf barns at maximum efficiency, ensuring that quality research can be conducted while quality replacement heifers are raised to satisfy the commercial dairy partners. The position supervises employees in the calf units with respect to daily tasks and research protocols. Contact Forrest Izuno (507) 461-0320, U OF M, SROC, Waseca. U OF M is EOE.

  3. The 6,372 acre McGregor Research Center that serves as a beef cattle research station, providing a platform for long-term, large-scale projects with beef cows, stocker cattle, and confinement growing and finishing cattle. It supports an average cow herd of 900 cows, and the capability to graze 400 to 1,000 stocker calves dependent upon precipitation and season. Confinement-feeding facilities can support up to 600 head in commercial-style, soil-surfaced large pens.

  4. CentralStar currently has a large amount of positions open. CentralStar is a member owner of Select Sires -- the largest A.I. and genetics cooperative in the world. They also have the fastest-growing Dairy Herd Information (DHI) milk-testing program in the U.S. CentralStar offers a full benefits package, paid training, and paid-time off. Here’s the list of current open careers:

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  1. Applications are open for the Angus Foundation’s Commercial Cattlemen Scholarship program.

  2. Zinpro Corporation sponsors a $5,000.00 scholarship, to be awarded to a rising Junior or Senior undergraduate student in the field of Poultry Science. This scholarship will be awarded to a student belonging to gender, racial or ethnic groups that have been historically under-represented in the United States, based upon scholastic achievement and service and an interest in continuing to learn and promote the role of the poultry industry in feeding the world’s growing population.

  3. CentralStar’s 2021 scholarship program is live. Click here for details and the application. The deadline is June 1, 2021.

STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION

  1. Interested in exploring human-animal interactions in a different geographic and cultural setting? Then get ready for autumn 2021! Although we are not able to offer an international experience at this time, the Department of Animal Sciences will be offering a Group Studies course in the fall that will replace the international destination with the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

    The Zoom information session can be viewed here

NAVIGATING COVID TOGETHER

  1. In alignment with recommendations from the Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory Subgroup, Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) continues to limit occupancy to support safety and physical distancing guidelines. For students coming/going to our CFAES Columbus campus, please note:

  2. The Libraries are currently offering contact-free pickup by appointment at Thompson Library only, and document delivery through Interlibrary Services.  To see a full list of librries and their hours, see here.

  3. The large majority of our faculty and staff will be telecommuting during the pandemic, which means the best way to get assistance is to email your advisor or instructors with questions, or to set up a Zoom or phone call.  There will be a contact directory of email and phone # of all faculty and staff posted at the main office (AS 110).  However, we will have administrative assistants that will be in on the following days/times & locations:

  4. The Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website is continually updated with the most current information about the university's return to campus and navigating the term.  This site features resources for accommodations related to COVID-19, daily health checks, living on campus, dining on campus, events and gatherings, mental health and wellness, personal protection, recreation, testing and quarantines, transportation, and more.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

  1. All OSU Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) staff were sent home to tele-commute until further notice.The CCS phone line 614-292-5766 remains available for emergency assistance 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Students can push 2 to reach a mental health counselor at any time.

  2. 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.

  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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