Student Newsletter : January 20, 2019

~Welcome to Week 3~

NEWS & EVENTS

  1. The OSU Horsemen's Association is asking for donations of gently used or new tack and supplies that will be sold at an upcoming event at the 4-H Center, on January 26th. A portion of the proceeds, along with any items that do not sell, will be donated to Stockhands Horses for Healing. We hope to make drop-off/pick-up of items as convenient as possible for those donating.

  2. The Human-Animal Interactions Club is having an animal trainer from the Columbus Zoo guest speak on January 24th from 5:30-6:30! Hope to see you there!

ACADEMIC DATES & INFO

  1. Living on campus next year? Apply to live in a Learning Community! College Learning Communities include CFAES (Nosker House), SUSTAINS (Scott House), and Kellogg-Moser (Houston House). Current 1st year students can go to www.go.osu.edu/LCs for more information on the applciation. Applications are due by Feb.1

  2. Are you interested in learning more about what you can do with your animal science degree and how to best prepare yourself to be successful?  Consider taking the 1 credit hour ANIM SCI 2700 course the first 7 weeks of spring term!  Careers, finding internships and full-time positions, building a stellar resume, crafting cover letters, and practicing your interview skills will all be part of the course.  Monday lectures 12:40-1:35 & small group recitations with students that have similar goals on Thursday’s from 4:30-5:25.  Contact 

LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

  1. AMSA is excited to once again partner with Tyson Foods to host the 3rd Annual Beyond Fresh Meats Short Course in Springdale, AR. Students will work with academic peers and industry professionals to receive hands on experience in Tyson's state of the art industry pilot plant and test kitchen facilities utilizing the content covered in lectures. The course will run from February 22-24, 2019.

  2. HOSA-Future Health Professionals at The Ohio State University is a great way for students to network and compete internationally in their chosen field of study.  HOSA is an established international organization that empowers students through leadership in the global health community. Every year students can compete statewide and internationally in events such as Clinical Nursing, Medical Terminology, CPR/First Aid, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Science and many more! This year they are working on going to the International Leadership Conference held in Disney World!

  3. 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.

  4. 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! 

  5. Do you enjoy sharing your passion for Ohio State with others? Would you be willing to show high school students what it is like to be a Buckeye? The "Experience OSU for a Day" (EOFD) Program allows prospective students to get a feel for what college is really like. These students visit CFAES frequently, and we are in need of volunteers to show these students around campus when they come to visit. If you were a host last semester, we need your new schedule!

  6. Towers Agricultural Honorary was founded in 1952 by Allan W.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

     

STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION

  1. The Center for Latin American Studies at Ohio State is seeking undergraduate applications for their Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program.

  2. Animal Science majors, this is your calling! Study abroad for 10 days in May 2019. Don't let finances keep you from applying, departmental and college scholarships are available! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Kelly Newlon (newlon.7@osu.edu). 

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Research positions are available for undergraduate students who are interested in research in the Department of Animal Sciences.  Applicants must commit to full-time research over a 10 week period during summer 2019 and participate in the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum spring semester 2020.  Successful applicants receive a $3500 stipend.  The award is distributed in two parts: $3000 is disbursed into your student account at the beginning of the summer of research and the remaining $500 is disbursed upon participation in the CFAES undergraduate research forum.  Research positions are lo

  2. The NAAB Doak Graduate Fellowship is a unique opportunity for individuals planning to pursue a career in the bovine genetic improvement industry to earn a Master of Science degree in bovine genetics or bovine male reproduction physiology. This is intended for individuals who have long term aspirations in the genetic improvement industry as exemplified by Dr. Gordon Doak, who dedicated 42 years to developing NAAB programs.

INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Topigs Norsvin is a global swine genetics company (www.topigsnorsvin.com) headquartered in Norway and the Netherlands with a US division located in Burnsville, MN. They are looking to recruit two interns (either undergraduate- or graduate-level students) to join them for a 6-week and 10-week (paid) internship this summer. Please find the formal descriptions for these internship positions attached, if this is something you would be interested in. 

  2. The American Dairy Association is looking for a communications intern. The intern will gain experience working in an association setting and utilizing communication skills such as writing, editing, graphic design, photography and social media. The intern will also gain experience in public relations and event planning. The position is in Columbus, Ohio and responsible to the Communications Manager for day-to-day activities. Approximately 25-30 hours per week from May 13-August 9; typical hours will be from 9:30-3:30 but may vary. The deadline to apply is January 25th! 

  3. Applications are now available for college-age students to apply for the American Angus Association®, Angus Media, Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), and Angus Foundation 2019 summer internships. These 10-week, paid internships provide hands-on opportunities in the Angus business.
     
    The five internships being offered are:
     

  4. Colebelle Farm is a diversified operation focusing on a 120 cow dairy, 2 turkey houses, and roughly 400 acres of crops. Located in Augusta County just minutes off interstate 81 in Spottswood, Virginia, Kyle Leonard operates Colebelle Farm along with 3 employees. Colebelle Farm has been recognized for its excellence in milk production winning Quality Milk Production Awards from the Maryland and Virginia Milk Cooperative and consistently settles at the top of Cargill’s Turkey producers. They focus on producing a high-quality profitable product that allows the farm to continuously grow.

  5. A Vet Clinic located in Worthington will be looking for a kennel technician to work Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. The shifts on Saturday and Monday would be evening only, and duties would including cleaning the hospital in addition to caring for any hospitalized or boarding pets. Sundays would require coming in the morning and the evening to care for hospitalized/boarding pets. The position averages 6-10 hours per week, and pay starts at $9.25 per hour. They are accepting applications immediately, however employment would not start until the beginning of January.

  6. Looking for a job this spring? We are searching for a few motivated students to work in the Parker Dairy Store. Hours are flexible, approximately 10 hours per week, $9.00 per hour between the hours of 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Please email your interest along with your available hours to Cambree Moser.255@osu.edu for consideration.

  7. Windy Ridge Jerseys is seeking a summer intern for 2019. Duties would include, but are not limited to, assisting with morning milking chores, some evening milking chores, heifer and calf management, mixing total mixed ration for lactating herd, breeding, and herd health. Also includes assisting with general field work. Experience operating a skid steer and tractors is preferred. Typical hours would be 7 am to 5 pm, unless assisting with evening milking, with every other weekend off. Housing is included on farm. Windy Ridge Jerseys is owned by J and Rachel Hodge.

  8. The Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University is seeking applications for its 2019-20 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship competition under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship program. Applications are being accepted for Summer 2019 and Academic Year 2019-20 fellowships for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are pursuing a course of study requiring advanced foreign language and area studies training.

  9. ABS-Global has two genetic internships open for summer 2019.

  10. This internship will be from May 20th, 2019 through August 2nd, 2019. This year is going to be very competitive, so keep that in mind while filling out the application. They will be unable to provide housing this year but will be more than willing to help candidates from out of state find housing for the summer. Students will be working as gestation and farrowing technicians to understand the day to day operations of a commercial sow farm.

FULL-TIME JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Experienced Horse Care Needed, Including Farm Manager; 2-3 positions available; ideal for couple

    Nonesuch (Versailles/Lexington), KY

  2. 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.

  3. Nobis Agri Science, a family owned company that has established itself over 40 years as the leader in dairy nutrition, provides a portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and solutions that address nutrition requirements for better animal health and performance. It is our goal to fulfill the requirements and expectations of our customers, employees, and suppliers with products and services unparalleled in the industry.

  4. ABS-Global has two genetic internships open for summer 2019. The intern will support ABS Global Beef or the ABS Global Dairy research and product development initiatives by supporting data related activities that include data mining, date pipeline development, and data analysis using various statistical and analytic tools. Additionally, the intern will generate information that will inform genetic strategies, genetic program development and custom genetic indices for the ABS propriety genetic program.

  5. Rhinebeck Equine is the largest equine referral hospital in the Hudson Valley with board certified specialists in surgery (2), internal medicine, theriogenology, and ophthalmology. They also have a large field service team servicing horses on the farm in the region. Their focus at Rhinebeck Equine is outstanding patient and client care and also making sure we provide an outstanding work environment.

  6. Rhinebeck Equine is the largest equine referral hospital in the Hudson Valley with board certified specialists in surgery (2), internal medicine, theriogenology, and ophthalmology. They also have a large field service team servicing horses on the farm in the region. Their focus at Rhinebeck Equine is outstanding patient and client care and also making sure they provide an outstanding work environment.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

  1. 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:

  2. 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

  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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