Student Newsletter : November 11, 2018

Happy Veterans Day! 

INSPIRATION FOR THE WEEK

  1. Make the most of your weekend by getting out the house and going to explore Columbus! Not sure what to do? I'm here to help! 

  2. "Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained."

    - Marie Curie

NEWS & EVENTS

  1. Pre-Veterinary Medical Association will be hosting Zoo-to-you on November 14th, 2018 at the Veterinary Medical Center auditorium. Snacks will be provided! Come see animals from the Columbus zoo brought to you!

  2. The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership is excited to offer a new course in International Development Theory and Practice (Agricultural Communication 5170) this coming Spring Semester, taught by Dr. Mary Rodriguez.

    In this course, students will take an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to understanding international development and their role as future practitioners. Dr. Rodriguez brings years of experience and knowledge in international agricultural development to this course.

  3. The Poultry Science Club is now taking orders for their 68th annual Club Turkey Sale! There is nothing like supporting a great club and having a fresh turky on Thanksgiving Day. These turkeys are locally grown from Bowman & Landes Turkeys Inc. and are free range raised without antibiotics and are vegetable fed. You do not need to be affiliated with OSU to order a turkey. For information on how to order, please visit this link.

  4. On Tuesday, November 13th from 6-8pm, the department of Animal Sciences will host a veterinary school workshop. Tips and Pointers on how to prepare for the questions, what to wear and how to manage the non-verbal communication, a mock interview scenario, the opportunity to network with current vet school students, and so much more will be offered at this event! For more information, please see the attached flyer. Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity! 

LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

  1. The College of Veterinary Medicine, Parasitology Section is looking for an upbeat, positive, and responsible undergraduate who might have an interest in veterinary parasites and would be willing to volunteer in the VM III teaching laboratory.  The volunteer will learn about the parasites and the techniques we use in the laboratory (no prior experience required; we will train).  They have two openings Spring 2019 semester, generally M, T and Thursday until the end of March.  The laboratory helper is required to assist with the lab setup (anywhere from 11 am to 12:10 pm) and take down the la

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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! 

  6. The Department of Animal Sciences is accepting applications for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for Spring semester 2019.  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 must

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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. Animal Science majors, this is your calling! Atten the information session to learn about this excellent opportunity. Study abroad for 10 days in May 2019. Don't let finances keep you from applying, departmental and college scholarships are available! The information session will be held on November 15 from 5-6pm in the Agriculture Administation Building room 246. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Kelly Newlon (newlon.7@osu.edu). 

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

  1. 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. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. The College of Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department is looking for a clerical student assistant. Job duties include performing general office assignments including data entry, answering phones, sorting and distributing mail, preparing agendas and fliers, maintaining office supply inventory, organizing and purging files, running errands in University vehicles both on and off campus, and various projects as assigned. For more information, see the attachment!

  5. Smithfield is looking to fill a hog production internship positions. This intern will be assigned to a primary location where most of their ‘hands on’ experience will take place. The primary location will be discussed during the Internship application process and should be decided upon before the Intern starts work. Examples of the primary locations are the Sow Farm. In the primary location the intern will experience a ‘hands on’ experience in all the departments. For example in the Sow Farm Internship an Intern will rotate through the breeding and farrowing department.

  6. The Pony Express Veterinary Hospital is seeking a qualified, enthusiastic candidate to fill a part-time Equine Assistant position.   Applicants should possess the ability to manage horses of different disciplines, demonstrate excellent horse-handling skills, be familiar with equine anatomy to include joints/injection sites, have knowledge of various x-ray views, and possess basic knowledge of medications and dosages.   This is a physically demanding job and applicants should have the ability to carry up to 50 pounds for a short distance, lead horses at a fast-paced jog, and have the physic

  7. Cedar Rose Stallion Station is looking for a paid intern for the 2019 breeding season, running from January through mid-July. Cedar Ridge Stallion Station, as a branch of Casey Hinton Quarter Horses, is located in Whitesboro, TX (about an hour north of Dallas) and caters predominantly to the reining community. They provide all aspects of mare care, including artificial insemination, embryo transfers, foaling, and mare management.

  8. Applications are now being accepted for the Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship at Michigan State University. As the dairies in our market area get more sophisticated, the required skills to service their needs as a nutritional consultant increase as well. Their field nutritionists are highly skilled and technologically savvy – built greatly on experience.

  9. The Hilmar Dairy Internship program is accepting applications now through December 10, 2018 at 5 pm PST. The internship is designed for college sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in dairy science, dairy management, animal science or vet science. They are looking for motivated, hard-working students interested in developing the skills to become herdsperson or dairy manager in California or Texas.

  10. Animal Medical & Emergency Hospital is looking for help with kennel work, cleaning, patient care, and assisting with client/patient visits. Their greatest needs are on weekday afternoons and weekends. They have a small, dedicated team of people who love animals and their people. Other like-minded folks are encouraged to apply. If this is something you would be interested in, email or call (614-889-2556) Dr. Donn W. Griffith. 

     

  11. Morse Road Veterinary Clinic is looking for someone to work in a small, busy vet clinic. They need someone who is good with people, and animals. They are a canine and feline only facility. Assistants do it all; from cleaning and mopping, to filling prescriptions, helping the doctor and taking phone calls. They are looking for someone who has a real knack for self starting, and pays close attention to detail. The clinic is looking to fill the following shifts: Monday 8am - 6pm, Thursday Same hours, Friday Same hours, and Saturday 8am to Noon.

  12. Whether you’re looking for an exciting internship or a jumping-in point for a great career, Tyson Foods can help you find a future. Our College Relations and Internship teams are here to provide all the help you need to get started today charting a course for your career at Tyson. There are currently multiple internship opportunites.

  13. Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds, LLC is a modern, thoroughbred facility located just 15 minutes from historic Saratoga Racecourse. They are currently accepting applications for the Breeding Internship program. The internships will allow students to actively participate in all aspects of a commercial thoroughbred operation. They’ve created a great learning environment for those students who are sincere in their desire to secure employment in the horse industry and/or pursue post baccalaureate education in veterinary studies or graduate school.

  14. Persons who have a strong desire to pursue a career in managing and/or marketing Registered Jersey™ cattle are encouraged to apply for the 2019 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.

  15. Maine Coast Heritage Trust is offering two apprenticeships at Aldermere Farm for individuals pursuing careers in agriculture. The lessons they learn go beyond the logistics of farm operations. During their time at the farm apprentices engage with the community through educational agricultural programs, which teach about the local food system—food production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste management – through the lens of environmental conservation and community well-being.

  16. The Advancement Team in the College of Veterinary Medicine is looking for a student assistant.  Responsibilities include; preparing gift thank you notes and letters, coordinate mailings, assisting with event logistics, managing storage areas, and coordinate files for the development office.  Position will also include assisting with financial tracking, data entry, and other basic office tasks. This is a paid position!

  17. BARK is what happens when a bunch of crazy dog people turn an obsession into a profession. Their office is filled with dogs barking and burping, wrassling and chirping. (And laughter. Lots of laughter!) They're looking for hard-working, dog-loving folks to join our pack and help create wonderful new ways to make dogs happy. BARK is currently looking to add new people to their team! They have full and part-time positions available. Visit the link for more info!

  18. Stringtown Animal Hospital is looking for a Vet Assistant to join our team. Responsibilities include assisting with patient care, hospital cleaning and stocking. Good wages, great experience and a fun team to work with. Part time or full time hours possible. For further information, email resume to or request application from stringtownanimal@wowway.com.

     

  19. Diamond Creek Farm has an internship position open for summer 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for college students looking to break into the equine industry! Interns will be provided with housing, including utilities, and $400 salary per week. For more information, see the attached flyer. Please email your resume and references to diamondcreekjobs@gmail.com with “Internship” in the subject line.

  20. Cargill Animal Nutrition provides customized animal productivity solutions to commercial producers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Rather than focusing on standardized nutrition products, they create customized ingredient blends and management programs to fit each situation. Their research-proven management and nutrition technologies suit the specific needs of our diverse array of customers. And their animal nutrition and management experts offer the scope and creativity to serve the unique needs of each customer.

  21. The National Turkey Federation has protected and advocated for the various interests of the turkey industry since 1940. NTF’s mission is to be the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry and to provide services that enhance its members’ ability to provide consumers with high quality, nutritious products. There is an internship position available with NTF. Applicants must be a recent graduate or have completed their junior year and are enrolled in a degree-granting program in an undergraduate school during the internship.

  22. Valkyre Stud is a commercial thoroughbred operation located in Central Kentucky. They are currently seeking qualified interns to participate in their Spring educational program that will provide hands on experience in the areas of foaling, reproduction and general herd care. The position offers daily interaction with professionals that specialize in reproduction, diagnostic imaging, foal podiatry and dental equine therapy. The Fall intern program encompasses sales preparation and participation in the public auctions held in Lexington.

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.

  7. Arlosy Inc. is looking to fill an open position; the position will assist in milking 120 Holstein cows, feeding cows, feeding calves, and field work. Milking is done in a double 8 parallel parlor with high and low lactating groups and a sick pen. Feeding cows requires experience driving a tractor and operating a TMR mixing cart. Field work depends on the season, but they grow about 1,200 acres of crops of soybeans, corn, wheat, and hay. All training will be provided. Schedule is flexible with proper communication to supervisor.

  8. ST Genetics at South Charleston is looking for part- and full-time staff for working with dairy calves. The facility is about 35 minutes from campus. Contact Bob Hostetler at bhostetler@stgen.com if you are interested.

  9. Washington State Universtiy is looking to hire a Dairy Operations Manager. The Dairy Farm Operations Manager is responsible for the management of the Department of Animal Sciences Dairy herd (Knott Dairy Center). The manager is responsible for the planning, timing, and directing of personnel resources and facilities for major milking cow herd and replacement heifer events (calving, breeding, milking, nutrition and feeding, health care, forage utilization, and pasture schedules, milk and livestock sales).

  10. Ohio Cattleman is looking to fill a position. The position requires excellent customer service and phone skills. It involves general office work, including managing various computer databases, receptionist duties, shipping materials and mailings, ordering supplies, and coordinating storage and display materials. The position provides event, communications and graphic design support for other staff members. Graphics design skills and proficiency with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop are preferred. Cattle industry background is preferred, but not required.

  11. Ohio Cattleman has a new position available. The position is responsible for all OCA internal and external communications. Internal communications includes production of the Ohio Cattleman magazine, member e-newsletters and graphic design work for association programs.  External communications includes distribution of press releases, regular updating of association websites, and management of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts.  Similar communications functions also required for the Ohio Beef Council.

  12. Fresh Mark Technical Services has a full-time senior research and development technician position available. Responsibilities for this position include product testing, specifications, product nutritional information, formulations, customer samples, and maintaining computer generated data for all facilities. For full position description and resposibilities, see the attachment.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  1. National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) is now accepting applications for $1,000 scholarships! Applicants must be a family member or and employee of a herd on a DHI test, family member of a DHI employee, or employee of DHI affiliate. All applcations are due by November 30, 2018. Electronic scholarship applications can be found on the DHIA website. For more information regarding this scholarship, see the attachment

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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