Student Newsletter : April 30, 2018

Have a safe and fun summer!

INSPIRATION FOR THE WEEK

  1. This is Maria! Maria's family adopted her last month and love her a lot! She loves to snuggle up with her family and watch movies them. 

    If you would like to see your pet featured in the newsletter, email me a picture and short paragraph about your pet! 

     

  2. “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”

    – The Emperor, from Mulan

NEWS & EVENTS

  1. 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 CFAES is in need of volunteers to show these students around campus when they come to visit. If you were a host last semester, they need your new schedule! EOFD Hosts volunteer to have prospective high school students shadow them from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

ACADEMIC DATES & INFO

  1. Do you have or will you soon have a bachelor’s degree in science with an emphasis on biology and/or chemistry? Are you a problem solver, accurate, dependable, able to work well under pressure, and driven to complete tasks once started? If your answer is yes, consider learning more about the newly created certificate in histotechnology program. Histotechnologists are an integral component of most patient diagnoses.

  2. Are you curious how/why people make decisions about animals? Do you want to explore your particular animal-related area of interest in more depth? Consider enrolling in Human Dimension of Animal Sciences (AnimSci 5000)! The class will be offered in Autumn 2018 T/Th 2:20-3:40 and taught by Dr. Kelly George. The class is 3 credit hours and will count for major elective credit or HAI minor credit. 

  3. Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson's disease. For over 100 years, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it's fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer's or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.

LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

  1. The President’s Prize will provide two graduating seniors with important connections and financial resources to advance innovative ideas for social change in the year following their graduation. Full information is available online here. The round one application is available now and due July 13.

    Information sessions will be offered in April, May and June:

    ·        Wednesday, April 11 at 5 p.m., Ohio Union, Brutus Buckeye Room

    ·        Monday, April 23 at 5 p.m., Ohio Union, OSI Founders Room

  2. With spring and summer break just around the corner, 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.

     

  3. The Department of Animal Sciences is accepting applications for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for Autumn semester 2018.  Responsibilities vary depending on the course assigned and the applicant’s experience. Duties may include grading assistance, student support such as office hours and/or course review sessions, and preparation and assistance with laboratory sessions. Acceptance for these positions is based on previous course work, GPA, and letter of intent. Accepted students may earn 1-2 credits of Professional Development (ANIMSCI 3488 or MEATSCI 3488). Interested students should 

STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION

  1. CFAES has a new transcript designation available to recognize student efforts to internationalize their OSU experience. This new designation is called the Global Option (GO).

    The CFAES GO has four basic components:

  2. Have you ever wanted to see Scotland? This may be your opportunity! There is a new education abroad program that will allow students to examine small ruminant heritage breeds of Scotland, tour University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, meet and enjoy lectures by University of Glasgow faculty, explore Scotland’s history/myths/landscape, and so much more! For more information, contact Dr. Kelly George (.239) or Dr. Difei Shen (.1040). Applications for this trip are due October 1, 2018!

GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Considering Grad School? Over 60% of all infectious diseases of animals can also affect humans, and incidences of new, emerging zoonotic infectious diseases are on the rise. Veterinarian-scientists, by virtue of their broad experience in multiple species and extensive training in both molecular and whole animal contexts, are uniquely qualified to address the complex problems presented in modern biomedical research.

  2. OSU is looking for motivated, self-driven and productive student to start Masters' of Science program in the 2018 Autumn semester. The position is fully-funder (tuition covered plus stipend) and is focused on economic modeling of dairy farms. The graduate program in Animal Sciences combines coursework and research to provide training in both applied and basic aspects of Animal Sciences. The research project will integrate nutrition, economics and analysis of farm management  to minimize environmental impacts of dairy farms while maximizing profits.

  3. Dr.Dianna Bourassa is looking for a Masters level student that would be interested in working in the area of poultry welfare during stunning and/or euthanasia. Dr. Bourassa is an Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist in the Poultry Science department here at Auburn University. Benefits of the position include networking opportunities and exposure to an essential topic in poultry processing and welfare. This assistantship is based on a stipend (13 hour work week) of approximately $15,067/year and tuition waiver.

INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Saddleberk Pork is seeking an energetic, responsible person who loves pork, pork products and is interested in the local food movement to join their growing company. In this position, you will be expected to learn about Saddleberk and the way they operate, as well as learn how to sample and sell product to their customers. You will focus on engaging their customers, both in a grocery store setting and in small retail markets, and can be expected to gain valuable insight that can further their knowledge in working in a small agricultural business.

  2. The Hollybrook Farm is looking for a summer intern to begin in May. They are looking for someone that enjoys working with cattle and doing general farm activities. For more information on the position, see the attachment. Contact Bill at 740-645-4833 with any questions. 

     

  3. Are you looking for an internship next fall? Consider this awesome opportunity! All interns need the willingness to work hard and work well with the crew. Please expect to work the long hours that are sometimes associated with production agriculture. Be prepared to dress for the weather. Long-term ranch interest is preferred. This is a paid internship that offers an opportunity for hands on experience in the seed-stock cattle industry. Housing accommodations are provided. Internship dates are approximate.

  4. Sexing Technology in South Charleston, OH has two full-time openings in the heifer calf department and two part time positions available. If you are interested, contact Bob Hostetler at (614) 937-5356 or bhostetler@stgen.com. For more information about the company, visit their website here.

  5. Kentucky Equine Management currently has two Ambulatory Veterinary Assistant positions open at Hagyard. One position is starting immediately through the end of June and the other position is starting in April through July. If interested or for more information, contact Jamie O'Flynn by email or phone (859) 685-3703. 

  6. Sombrero is one of the largest guest horse operations in the country, currently running about 1500 head.  Sombrero has been around for over 50 years and is still owned by the same family.

  7. Based in Chicago, Vienna Beef has been manufacturing super premium quality beef products since 1893. Currently the company manufactures a wide variety of sausage, deli meat and soup products in the newly remodeled Production Plant located in the Bridgewater neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. They are looking to partner with two students in the field of Meat Science or Agriculture.

  8. 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.

  9. There is an opportunity to work at the Ohio State Fair in the Entry Department! Responsibilities include data input, copying letters, making show programs, and other office work. Knowledge of livestock is beneficial and the ability to work with Microsoft programs is also important. Candidates should also be self-motivated and have organizational skills. A typical day in the office includes inputting of entries for various species, along with some copying of letters for exhibitors. It will also include some work with Creative Arts along with Ag and Horticulture entries.

  10. Suwannee Valley Feeds is a feed company set up in North Florida and caters to Florida and Georgia dairies. They are planning to offer one summer internship position in 2018. The position will have a focus on forage harvest, sampling, and ensiling of corn silage. They work with CHR Hansen on this. Attached is the job description and rough timeline of expected responsibilities. To apply, please send your resume to Will Lloyd.

  11. North American Meat Institute is looking for a summer intern. Ideally, a highly motivated upper level undergraduate or graduate student interested in a career in the meat industry and policy. This student would work with their legislative, international, scientific, regulatory, and meeting/events teams at the Meat Institute. Interns will have access to full staff as well as multiple networking opportunities in Washington, DC.

  12. Do you enjoy working with horses? Do you have free time during the week and want to get paid? Stone's Throw Farm is a small equestrian boarding and lesson facility between Dublin and Powell, right next to Sawmill Road. They need help with turning horses out, mucking stalls, feeding, watering, and general barn tidying. If you can drive a small tractor, they also need help with arena dragging. You must be comfortable around horses and have experience caring for them independently.

  13. Fine Swine is a family owned hog company that specializes in farrowing to weaning. Students will work at one of Fine Swine’s facilities for 5 weeks. This will allow students to get a better understanding of the swine industry and how animal husbandry in the swine industry operates. Fine Swine will offer 40 hours a week to students. So, if this internship is used for college credit the 200 hours minimum will be met. Additionally, compensation for students will be salary based. Students are not limited to the 5 week period or the 40 hour work week.

  14. There are two internships open with the US Trotting Association! Interns will perform tasks related to the gathering, compilation, and dissemination of racing and breeding data for the USTA, its members and customers. Likewise, interns will be responsible for providing quality assurance as it relates to the performance data transmitted to the USTA by its member tracks and other registries. Applicants must have a minimum of one year college education in equine related studies.

  15. The OSU/ATI Dairy Farm has internship opportunities available at the farm outside Wooster, Ohio. The internship will be available from May through August and would be most suitable for those completing their Freshmen and Sophomore years. The internship will focus on the day to day application of management practices and the intern will rotate between four different jobs: Feeding, Milking, Calf and Heifer Raising, and Health and Reproduction.  The goal of the internship is to help the intern see how management decisions effect day to day operations, and also how worker performance effects ma

  16. A barn management internship position is available. The company is looking for equestrian students of any and all disciplines. Applicants must have good work ethic, be able to work on a schedule, and have reliable transportation. If interested, contact Eddie Landry at eddie.landry@gmail.com.

  17. Best Angus and Quarter Horses is a purebred registered Angus operation in the beautiful, rugged badlands of western North Dakota at Elkhorn Creek Ranch, 15 miles southeast of Watford City in McKenzie County. They have multiple paid internship opportunities lasting from May to August. Likewise, the company provides furnished, modern private cabins with utilities and combination of family style, boxed lunch, and restaurant meals for interns.

FULL-TIME JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. AJCA-NAJ in Reynoldsburg, OH is looking for a communications specialist. This position will entail creating educational and promotional communications that may include print, electronic, new media and other collateral in support of customer service and marketing objectives of the USJersey organizations. For more information on the position, please see the link

  2. Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm in Dayton, OH is currently seeking a dynamic, self-starting individual with a passion for making a difference to oversee, manage and execute the care of thier farm animals – most of which are breeds that are considered threatened, endangered or on the watch list of the Livestock Conservancy. They are a nonprofit organization that is part of the National Audubon Society and are unique in that they have a working farm.

  3. There is a Dairy Herd Manager postion opening with Premier Dairies. The Dairy Herd Manager is responsible for the oversight, supervision and performance of a designated dairy herd and farm seven days/week including holidays. This includes all aspects of high quality animal care, communicating facility repair and maintenance as needed at the site. You must have 5 – 10 years’ experience with dairy cows and be at least 18 years old. For more information on this position, please see the attachment

  4. Provimi has an opening for a Nutrition Assistant on their Dairy Technical Team at Provimi. The person in this position will be involved in customer support, with a focus on ration formulation software, and will also have opportunities to work with senior staff members on innovation projects.

  5. Buschur Dairy Farms, Inc. has an open herdsman position. In cooperation with Herd Manager, this position will require one to assume responsibility for performing day to day tasks related to the Special Needs barn and Milking Herd. For more information on the position, see the attachment

     

  6. There are immediate part-time and full-time postions availble at a local farm in Hilliard, OH! Experience is preferred, but not required. Job duties include, but are not limited to, stall cleaning, feeding, grooming, and equipment care. If interested, see the attachment. Send all inquires to mtg@truesports.com

  7. If you love animals and are passionate about helping pets and people, and want to grow with a veterinary hospital that focuses on providing excellent medical care to family pets, this position may be perfect for you! Chagrin Fall Veterinary Center and Pet Clinic is in search of a full-time Veterinary Administrative Manager to join the team at their growing practice in the Chagrin Falls area. Their practice strongly values a down-to-earth approach to help people understand the complexities of veterinary medicine and to promote preventive care.

  8. There is a Veterinary Technician position opening at the Chagrin Fall Veterinary Center and Pet Clinic! The position offers flexible hours and a competitive salary. The successful candidate should be competent with assisting in physical examinations, handling and restraining animals, managing care and treatments, client education, using computers to enter medical notes and treatments, and setting up and maintaining treatment areas and supplies. They will also assist with customer service and front desk duties.

  9. There is a positon opening for Director of Farm Operations. This position provides administrative oversight to the animal unit operations and the animal unit research processes at Columbus and Wooster campuses within the Department of Animal Sciences, including the sheep units, beef units, swine units, dairy units, poultry units, and equine units. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in animal science or an equivalent combination of education and experience, strong oral and written communication skills, and experience in research and management of farm animals.

  10. Central/Select Sires has a full-time area sales manager position available! The area sales manager will experience a career with East Central/Select Sires, the industry leader in genetics, reproduction, and product solutions for dairy and beef producers. This position is based in the heart of dairy country: southern Wisconsin. For more information regarding responsibilities and qualificaitons, please see that attachment

  11. Bookmark Farms is looking for full time barn and maintenance help. The position includes cleaning and bedding stalls, general maintenance and upkeep, dragging rings, and other misc. duties as needed. Possible management opportunities are available for qualified persons! Pay is $12-18 per hour and housing is available. The ideal candidate will have experience working with horses and good customer service skills. A part time position is available also, depending upon experience.

  12. Job Position: Assistant Manager   Description: Modern calf raising and heifer feedlot facility seeking management assistance in Fresno, CA with 30,000 head facilities and 100 employees.   Requirements: • Moderate computer skills: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel • General knowledge of DairyComp305, EZ Feed • Strong work ethic • Some Spanish speaking ability • Leadership skills to manage crew of employees • Farm experience a must  

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  1. The North American Meat Institute Scholarship Foundation has opened the scholarships for 2018-2019.  Applications must be submitted online by June 1, 2018. Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements below in order to apply, financial need, age, gender or national origin are not conditions of eligibility for any of the awards.

  2. The NPFDA (National Poultry & Food Distributors Association) Scholarship Foundation is entering its 39th year of scholarship assistance. They now award five $4,000 scholarships to students in the fields of poultry science, food science, agricultural economics/marketing, Food Marketing and all other areas of study related to the poultry and food industry.

  3. The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry will be offering three awards for the Summer of 2018. Please visit the links below for more information! If you have questions, please contact the office via email. These awards include:

HELPFUL RESOURCES

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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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