Student Newsletter : April 29, 2019

Good luck with finals! Have a good summer!

NEWS & EVENTS

  1. HOSA- Future Health Professionals will be selling candy bars in the Animal Science Building and Plumb Hall office until the end of the semester.  There is crunch, caramel, almond, and peanut butter.  This is a fundraiser and an opportunity for more students to learn about this new organization on campus.

  2. 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. 

LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

  1. Want to have an integral part in planning and promoting CFAES’ Sesquicentennial? Apply for the Sesquicentennial Planning and Engagement Committee (SPEC for short)! We are looking for students across all departments and schools within CFAES to support the sesquicentennial planning committee by helping plan, lead, promote and engage in sesquicentennial events and promotions from autumn 2019 – autumn 2020.

    This opportunity would provide many advantages including:

  2. Do you have a bachelor’s degree in science with an emphasis on biology 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.

  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. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

     

INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Dimock Farms, Peru, NY  is looking to fill a summer intern position. They are a 300 cow dairy farm that raises their own replacements and does their own crops. They are accepting resumes from college students who want to build experience and develop work routines. They anticipate 50± hour work weeks. They will find local housing if needed. Pay is dependent on housing requirements. Exact hours and work days are negotiable, some weekend work is expected.
    In general the intern position will assist the herdsman with animal health related jobs, including but not limited to:

  2. The National Turkey Federation is currently accepting internship applications for the Fall 2019 semester in our Washington, D.C. office. They seek a recent graduate or a currently enrolled junior or senior with a desire to learn about and advocate for the turkey industry. Pursuit of, or degree in, poultry science or animal science is strongly desired but not mandatory. Their internship is paid, and they will assist candidates with finding housing. NTF is proud to offer internships during the fall, spring and summer terms.

  3. Bring The Farm To You is offering two Farm Educator intern positions this summer. Interns will work directly with the public, teaching summer programs. Their main summer programs are their Farm Animal Events and their Child's Homestead program. However, interns may have an opportunity to observe or take part in other programs as well. All the programs travel to their clients' locations, serving libraries, park systems, childcare centers, assisted living centers, and summer camps.

  4. The Department of Animal Sciences is accepting applications for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for autumn 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 stu

  5. Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds, LLC is a modern, thoroughbred facility located just 15 minutes from historic Saratoga Racecourse. We are currently accepting applications for multiple seasonal internship opportunities including:

    1.) Summer/Fall Sales Prep Season (June 15th - August), (Sept/Oct program also available)

    2.) Winter/Spring Breeding Season (Jan. 15th - April/May)

  6. Opportunity to work (intern) at the Ohio State Fair in the Entry Department. Responsibilites include data input, office skills (cold calls, office equipment), application of animal species knowledge and time management. Knowledge of livestock is beneficial and the ability to work with Microsoft programs is important. Candidates should be self-motivated and have organizational skills. A typical day in the office includes inputting of entries for various departments (arts-livestock), clarifying entry data, and proofing/editing entry work. 

  7. 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:

  8. 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.

FULL-TIME JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Adirondack Farms, a team-oriented, quality focused dairy farm currently milking 3000+ animals is in search of energetic, quality driven individuals to add to our dairy operations team. They currently have openings in both their transition/fresh cow and in their reproduction/genetics departments.

    Transition/Fresh

  2. Hills Supply was founded in 1979 and our primary location is in Canal Fulton, Ohio. They sell, install, and service milking equipment from Canal Fulton and their 4 other locations in Ohio. Their goal is to be the very best at servicing and supporting our customers. This position will have a strong concentration on robotics, automation, and computers.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  1. The DNMC Dairy Summit is an industry gathering of dairy producers and dairy industry professionals that meet annually for a weekend of fun and education. The 11th annual renewal of this event will be held August 1-4, 2019 in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa. DNMC is pleased to announce the 5th edition of the Dairy Summit Student Essay Contest. The winner of this contest will be awarded $750, travel costs to the meeting and participation in the recreational events. The student will be asked to present their winning essay to the conference attendees.

  2. The Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance (MISA) of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) will be awarding $10,000 scholarships this year to deserving students studying in the Food & Meat Sciences and Engineering at Universities across the country.  Last year they were awarded to seven students fromUniversity of Tennessee, Colorado State University, University of Florida, Texas Tech University, and Oklahoma State University.  We had over 60 applicants

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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