Student Newsletter: April 27, 2020

  1. Monday Motivation

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

  2. Meat Science 3310

    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 garcia.951@osu.edu

  3. New Internship Requirements

    NEW INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS

    Students are no longer permitted to conduct and receive credit for an internship while not also simultaneously enrolled in a course related to the work for which they will earn credit (e.g., interning over the summer and taking ANIM SCI 3191 class the following Autumn). Failure to comply with this university requirement could risk loss of grants, funding, and scholarships, as well as expose the student to risk without access to university student services.  Moving forward, all students will be required to enroll in FAES 3191, 0 credit hours, during the term that you are completing your internship requirement.  In other words, if you are completing an internship over the summer, you will need to enroll in FAES 3191 during the summer term.  This courses is graded S/U and is 0 credit hours; although there is not a cost for tuition at 0 credit hours, there will be fees associated.  This does not take the place of enrolling in ANIM SCI 3191 or MEAT SCI 3191.  Students will need to enroll in the respective departmental 3191 course either at the time of internship experience or within a year afterwards for academic credit.  

    To enroll in this course, fill out the attached form and have it signed by your academic advisor. 

  4. Congratulations Students!

    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

    Outstanding Student Employee Award:
    Audra Adams

    Jill A. Pfister First Year Student Scholarship:
    Allison Sanders

    Student Organization Excellence Awards:
    Community Engagement- Buckeye Dairy Club
    Active Citizenship- Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Animal Sciences
    Supports the CFAES Mission Statement- Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Animal Sciences

    See the full flyer here.

  5. Purdue University Graduate Positions

    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. Our work will provide opportunity to gain expertise in a wide array of techniques including gene expression assays, fluorescent microscopy, cell culture, flow cytometry and a variety of other immunoassays. Students will also be exposed to contemporary methods for data analysis, statistics and visualization, and hone their skills in the presentation and dissemination of scientific results to different stake holder groups. Through course work and interaction with the diverse faculty in the Department Animal Science, students will gain a larger understanding of animal agriculture and the fundamental biology which underpins its economic success. 

    Prospective students should have completed at least a B.S. degree in animal sciences or a related field of biology prior to the start of their graduate program. Candidates must also meet the additional admission requirements set forth by the Department of Animal Science at Purdue University. Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Pasternak by email (jpastern@purdue.edu).

  6. University Mental Health Resources

    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.

    CCS has suspended onsite and in person services, including those at embedded locations, through at least May 3, 2020.  You are still able to connect with a counselor  for a 30 minute phone or video consultation using Carmen Zoom or Skype. These consultations are offered 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday in order to check in with students, problem solve, and offer support.  Students will need to share their address/location at the time of the call.

    Students can access many self-help tools that are available on the CCS website at https://ccs.osu.edu . The CCS COVID-19 updates page linked to the website is a great resource. On that page, students will find helpful coping skills such as the mental health strategies video series. This time that can be difficult for many. All students are encouraged to check that out.

    This link also contains some great information for coping right now:https://u.osu.edu/emotionalfitness/2020/03/12/mental-health-tips-during-covid-19-coronavirus/

    If you encounter a suspected emergency situation with any student during this time, crisis support is available by calling CCS at 614-292-5766. If this happens with the student remotely located, please try to get as much contact information about the student such as name, phone number, OSU dot #, and address where they are currently located. If you suspect safety is at risk or compromised at that time for the student or anyone they are with, please call 9-1-1. They will help immediately regardless of where the student is physically located. After you have done one of the steps above, please let me know of the situation so that follow up contact attempts can be made with the student. Please make sure to provide me with the best way to reach you right now too.

    This is an unusual time for all of us. Please practice good self-care, social distancing, and stay safe. Additional information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available at https://cdc.gov . Faculty and Staff should also remember our OSU Employee Assistance Program https://osuhealthplan.com is still available by contacting 614-292-4700 or 800-678-6269.

    A full list of available counselors in the college can be found here

  7. CFAES Mental Health Counselor

    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.

  8. Handshake

    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:

    • Relevant feed of job and internship opportunities
    • News feed containing the latest information from career services offices and favorite employers
    • Resources specifically matching students interests

    Student accounts are preloaded and can be accessed at http://handshake.osu.edu/, using their name.# and password. Students will need to complete their profiles with details, such as work experiences, skills, interests and organizations. Next, students can explore the many resources and tools that are available in Handshake.  

  9. Portfolium Resource Page

    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. In today’s world, employers seek evidence of career-relevant skills and competencies beyond listings on a resume. Students at all levels can easily create evidence-based credentials. In other words, attaching documents, videos, audio files, graphics, coding samples and presentations help demonstrate your knowledge and abilities.

    You should have already received your Portfolium invitation with the subject: “Access your CFAES Portfolium.” The email contains a link to activate your free verified account within the CFAES network using your Ohio State credentials.  If you missed the initial email, you can also join by using the Portfolium Resource Page.

    For more information or inquires, contact Elaine Eberlin.

  10. Network with Alumnifire

    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.

  11. Animal Sciences Career Services Site

    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! https://ansci.osu.edu/undergraduate/career-services/building-resume

  12. Ohio State Health & Wellness Resources

    Lifebuoy

    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
    BART (For witnesses or victims of discrimination): 614-688-8449
    Student Health Services: 614-292-4321
    Office for Disability Services: 614-292-3307
    Multicultural Center: 614-688-8449
    Student Wellness Program: 614-292-4527
    University Housing: 614-292-8266

  13. Job Search Sites

    Job search

    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)

    Federation of Animal Science Societies (Mostly Higher-Education Animal Science Positions)

    Equistaff (Equine-Specific)

    American Association of Zoos & Aquariums 

    American Associations of Laboratory Animal Science

    American Meat Science Association

    Ohio Hiring Management Systems

    Sciences Crossing

    VetCareJobs.com