Student Newsletter : April 27, 2020

Welome to Week 37!


  1.  “A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.” – Arthur Golden


  1. Congratulations Animal Sciences Students! 

    Distinguished Seniors:
    James Constantino
    Kady Davis
    Caleb Rykaczewski
    Emilia Sgambati
    Hailey Synder

    Sesquicentennial Scholars:
    Karaline Boso
    Xamarie Ruiz

    Newcomb Scholars Rank 2:
    Olivia Bianco 
    Elizabeth Ohl

    CFAES Internship Award:
    Courtney Baker

    Ray A Miller Council Scholarship:
    Hannah Maggard
    Cameron White


  1. Enroll in Meat Science 3310 for an opportunity to join the Meat Judging Team! The class occurs Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 3:00-5:00 pm. The 2021 Meat Judging Coach will be Mr. Bo Garcia. For more information, email



  1. Positions are available for prospective graduate students with an interest in molecular biology, reproductive physiology or immunology, with a targeted start date in September, 2020. The successful candidates will work under the supervision of Dr. Alex Pasternak on projects requiring a combination of hands on animal work and laboratory techniques. Existing experience with large animal species is not required, but a willingness/desire to gain experience in this area is necessary.


  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. 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:

  4. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has renewed its partnership with 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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