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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: December 12th, 2022

Welcome to Week 17! Have a great break! 


  1. If you’re looking for a great animal science elective for spring term, consider adding our new Pet Food Nutrition course!  See flier attached and information below.

    ANIMSCI 4035 – Pet Food Nutrition (3 credits)

    MWF 9:10 – 10:05, full semester

    Team instruction by Animal Sciences and Food Science

  2. There is going to be a vet school interview workshop on Janurary 17th, 2023 from 5-6 pm via zoom. Anyone can register on Handshake starting December 1st. See this flyer for more details. 

  3. Online MS Translational Pharmacology program for Clinical and Preclinical Researchers


  1. The USDA-funded Rainfed Agriculture Innovation Network (RAIN) project will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the Summer of 2023. The program dates are May 31-August 04, 2023. RAIN REU participants will contribute to collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects relating to rainfed agricultural production.

  2. The Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh Wildlife Rehabilitation center is offering a Spring internship program! The internship program is designed for students studying biology or environmental sciences. Students will be provided with a well-rounded program in which they will have the opportunity to observe and assist our Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators with examinations, treatments, and medication distribution. Daily work will be heavily focused on animal husbandry, supportive care, and general preparation for releasing healthy animals to their native habitats. 

  3. The Zebrafish Facility on campus has 3 student assistant positions available ($13/hour) to join the husbandry team. The position is ideal for students interested in animal holding systems, tropical fish care, veterinary medicine, fisheries, animal husbandry, etc. who would like to gain experience in aquatic animal care and life support systems. They are hiring for spring semester (January 2023 start) and beyond. They also welcome applications from students who will be local over the winter break who would like to start in December and work over the holiday break.

  4. Waterman has student employment opportunities open! You can apply through Workday, job requisition R54181.  Please include resume or cover letter with contact information.



  1. Information and application here! ($4000 sign on bonus!)

  2. North Dakota State University has a potition opening for a grad student for their initiative on Livestock Microbiome. For more details, see attached. 


  1. The Poultry Science Association and PSA Foundation are pleased to accept applications for two undergraduate scholarships with funding starting in 2023.


  1. WH Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, NY is welcoming applications for their four paid internship programs:

    Summer Experience in Farm Management

    Summer Experience in Equine Management


  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. 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.

  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

    Handshake (the OSU Job Database)

    Animal Science Jobs

    Ag Careers 

    Continental Search (Specific for Animal Agriculture)

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