Student Newsletter : September 30, 2018

NEWS & EVENTS

  1. We invite you to sign up for the Little l showmanship contest organized by OSU Saddle and Sirloin Club. No experience is required and contest is open to all OSU students. This contest will be held on October 20th at the OSU Farms. Email Kaci Way at way.52@osu.edu for more information! Also, visit OSU Saddle & Sirloin on Facebook or Twitter for sign ups or to contact an officer! The deadline to sign up is quickly approaching so sign up now!

  2. Experienced or inexperienced, Buckeye Royal is open to all participants who would like to try to show a Jersey heifer.  There is also a costume contest class to show in!  Participants are given 2 weeks to work with their heifer on how to lead in a showmanship competition with hopes of winning the title of best showman. A FREE event with CASH prizes open to ALL students and faculty! The event is October 7 at 12:30pm at Waterman Dairy Farm. 

  3. The Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program (BLF) is currently recruiting and accepting applications for the 2021 Cohort. Prospective Fellows are encouraged to submit an application as the deadline to apply is Friday, October 5 at 11:59 p.m. BLF is a diverse and highly selective program which creates meaningful connections and co-curricular learning through real world exposure, networking and continuous development and coaching.

  4. In an effort to help students connect with one another and destress, we’re launching a new monthly program called Buckeyes In Your Corner.  The first Wednesday of every month we will host not only an opportunity for you to meet people within the department, but also an activity that will hopefully be fun and help you work through your stress. 

LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

  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 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!

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

  3. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for Propel Ohio: Collegiate Leadership Summit 2018! Please feel free to share this information with your interested departments and undergraduate students on campus, and see information on administrative details below.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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. Are you interested in learning more about exotic animal behavior? Come check out an information session for the Animal Science's study aboard. Information sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 10:30 – 11:30am, Animal Science 212 and Wednesday, October 17, 3 – 4pm, Animal Science 212. The deadline to apply to this program is November 1

     

  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. One graduate research assistantship (M.S. or PhD in Animal or Dairy Sciences) will be available for a spring 2019 start with a focus on the relationship between heat abatement and health in pastured dairy cattle.

INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. 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.

  2. East Central Select Sires has three openings relating to artificial insemination. As an A.I. specialist intern, you will have the opportunity to experience a career in the A.I. industry and work with the breeds’ most elite females to produce the next generation of impact bulls and females. This internship provides the opportunity to learn and provide A.I. in both large-herd commercial operations and registered elite embryo programs throughout southern Wisconsin.

  3. Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show interns are vital to the success of the largest annual meeting in the U.S. beef cattle industry.  Our intern positions provide a unique opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience and to interact with leaders from every segment of the cattle and beef industry. Selected interns must be available to attend Convention January 30 - February 1, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The application will be available until October 13!

  4. 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. The internship generally runs from Jan.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show interns are vital to the success of the largest annual meeting in the U.S. beef cattle industry.  Our intern positions provide a unique opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience and to interact with leaders from every segment of the cattle and beef industry.

  10. 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.

     

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Trueman Farms has immediate full-time and part-time positions open. Applicants will be exposed to veterinary care, have the opportunity to obtain leadership roles, and further their knowledge in horse care, handling, and training. Experience is not required, but preferred. Send all inquiries to mtg@truesports.com. See the attachment for more information on the position and application directions. 

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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