Student Newsletter : April 29, 2019

  1. Anthony Thomas Chocolate bars for sale!

    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.

    HOSA-Future Health Professionals at The Ohio State University is a great way for students to network and compete internationally in their chosen field of study. HOSA is an established international organization that empowers students through leadership in the global health community. Every year students can compete statewide and internationally in events such as Clinical Nursing, Medical Terminology, CPR/First Aid, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Science and many more! This year we are working on going to the International Leadership Conference held at Disney World! Other than competing, students can participate in community service/ volunteering, learn from professionals in various heath fields who come and speak, and meet and have fun with students with similar interests! 

  2. EEOB 3498

    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. 

    contact: or visit Lab Web Page:

  3. SPEC Applications

    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:

    • Great work experience and resume builder
    • Leadership opportunities
    • Network with peers, college leadership and external partners

    Deadline: May 15, 2019. Link to Application:

  4. Histotechnologist Certificate Program

    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. There is demand for high quality histotechnologists and positions are available in a variety of settings including human and animal clinics and hospitals, private pathology labs, forensics labs, and research labs. There are even opportunities to be a traveling tech!


    If this has caught your attention, check out this website ( or contact the program administrator (Kathy Tober, for more information. See the attachment


    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. The ID SCOPE features weekly discussion and engagement sessions (Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm) on current infectious disease topics, linking various disciplines, public policy, human behavior and legal components. It also provides research opportunities as well as on-going student mentoring in “soft skill” development. See the attachment for more infomation. 

  6. Shades Club

    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! 

  7. Love Volunteering? Love Primates?

    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. If this seems like something you would be interested in, check out their website here! Feel free to reach out to Pam White (614)657-8944 with any questions. 

  8. Volunteer with The Mid-Ohio Foodbank

    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


  9. Summer Intern Position 2019

    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:
    • Reproductive management
    • Group movements
    • Dry cow management
    • Vaccinations
    • Fresh cow checks and treatments
    • Milking
    • Barn Maintenance
    Other jobs may include:
    • Forage hauling
    • Baling hay
    • Manure spreading

    Check them out on Facebook. Email resumes to

  10. The National Turkey Federation Fall Internship

    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.

    This competitive internship strives to provide a strong understanding of the legislative and regulatory process, communications management and trade association structure. Interns will have the opportunity to:

    ·        Attend meetings with other agriculture organizations.

    ·        Attend Congressional hearings and briefings.

    ·        Draft messages to reach key stakeholders.

    ·        Assist Governmental Affairs team with critical projects.

    ·        Visit a turkey production facility.


    They ask that candidates send a resume, a letter of recommendation and a cover letter by close of business on Friday, June 14th. See the attached for more information.

  11. Farm Educator Internship

    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. Interns will arrive on location, help with set-up, interact with and teach the public, and assist with clean-up. Interns will also be asked to take pictures and video, interview visitors, and update social media accounts. Additionally, interns will gain experience working with and learning from farm animals, both by helping to guide and manage them at events, but also by working with them at the farm. One day per week, interns will be asked to assist on the farm in varying capacities. At Bring the Farm to You, they want their interns to become exposed to a fresh form of environmental education - one that shares important and meaningful connections with the community, right where they are. They bring the farm into cities and suburbs, helping people feel connected with the animals that help supply our food and fiber, and the skills and history of making-ones-own.

    If this sounds like something you would be interested in, see the attached for more information. 

  12. Undergraduate Teaching Assistants Positions

    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 students must apply by May 1.  For additional information visit: (

  13. Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds Internship

    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)

    The internships will allow students to actively participate in all aspects of a commercial thoroughbred operation in doing so we have 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. All internships are paid opportunities with housing provided.

    As a Breeding intern, students will have exposure to the following: Participate in daily horse care and management (horse handling, herd health management, record keeping, working closely with vet in all equine aspects etc.) Participate in foaling, foal watch, night barn checks, mucking stalls and breeding work. Reproductive management of mares and neonatal care. Develop skills in handling and training young horses. Stallion handling. Assist in breeding runs to local/regional breeding farms.

    As a Sales Prep intern, students will have exposure to the following: Participate in daily horse care and management (Develop skills in handling and training young horses, herd health management, record keeping, working closely with vet in all equine aspects etc.) Participate in sales preparation which includes: conditioning the equine athlete for public sales, grooming, exercise routines involving round pen work, teaching horses posing/walking. Bloodstock/pedigree analysis and working at sales grounds during sales will be offered to qualified candidate.

    If this is something you would be interested in, see the attachment for a full position description and information on how to apply. 

  14. Ohio State Fair Entry Department Clerk

    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. 

    During the State Fair daily tasks include entering/proofing show results and payrolls, updating entries and creating Fair cattle show programs. 

    Time frame of employment is middle of June to early August. Any questions should be directed to Barb Prince at 614-644-4052 or

  15. Seaboard Foods Career and Internship Opportunities

    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:

    • Animal Operations Management Trainee (swine farm management)
    • Industrial Maintenance Management Trainee
    • Feed Mill Management Trainee
    • Food Safety & Quality Assurance Management Trainee
    • Supply Chain & Distribution Management Trainee
    • Plant Operations Management Trainee (meat science, meat processing)

    They also have a few remaining internship positions as well!

    • Feed Mill Intern
    • Animal Operations Intern
    • Land, Nutrient and Maintenance Intern

    Please visit Handshake or our career’s page to apply to the position. Someone from their recruiting team will be in touch soon regarding next steps once you have applied.  If you would like to learn more about their management trainee roles or internships, we encourage you to browse the Campus Corner section of our website.

  16. Summer Barn Coordinator Postition

    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.

    Duties include managing our 20 horse herd, maintaining tack and facilities, ensuring the health and safety of both horses and campers, teaching basic riding lessons, training and supervising paid and volunteer staff engaged in horse-related activities, being the “lead” rider on trail rides, facilitating barn chores, assisting with overall staff training, and participating in general camp activities as time allows. For more information, check out their website

  17. Adirondack Farms Position

    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.


    Primary responsibilities will be focused on the overall care and management of animals from dry-off through three weeks post freshening.  Duties would include, but are not limited to daily fresh cow examinations, assisting in calvings, animal logistics, on-boarding fresh animals in the parlor, and working with hospital animals.


    Primary responsibilities will be focused on driving reproductive performance in both mature animals and heifers.  Duties would include but are not limited to daily heat detection in milk herd and heifers, assisting breeding team, working with the veterinarian for pregnancy examinations and participating in all aspects of the reproduction program.

    While employees will have a focus area with accountability for farm performance in that area, we foster a team approach and expect that all employees will be cross-trained among many different roles both for the benefit of the farm and to help broaden the skillsets of the individual.

    Adirondack Farms strives to be an employer of choice and are willing to train the right person to join our team – our focus is on hiring people with a winning attitude.

    They are in the Adirondack Region of NY, minutes from Lake Champlain, a short drive to Burlington, VT, Lake Placid, NY, and Montreal, QC.

    Benefits and expectations:

    • 5-day work week typically 50+/- hours with flexible scheduling
    • Paid vacation
    • Retirement
    • Housing possible
    • Insurance available

    For more information or to submit a cover letter and resume, please call or email.


  18. Hill Supply Service Specialist Position

    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. Motivated person responsible for the installation, maintenance, service, repair, and support of the electrical, mechanical, and software features within milking equipment. Additional responsibilities include customer interfacing, supplier interfacing, providing technical support to other departments within the organization, and selling Hill’s Supply Inc. parts and services when possible and appropriate. 

    Essential Duties:

    • Service specialist working individually or member of a team, working on milking equipment, robots, and semi-automated parlors
    • Responsible for the installation, assembly, reconditioning, and repair of equipment
    • Regular service hours, shared on-call after hours, and weekend on-call rotation. Compensation includes overtime and double time.
    • Performs electrical work that may include communication (CAN, LAN, RS232), low voltage (12/24 VDC/AC), line voltage (120, 208, 277, 480VAC), motors, transformers, contactors, relays, timers, circuit boards, sensors, and general passive components (resistors, capacitors, inductors)
    • Performs mechanical work that may include moveable parts via hydraulic, vacuum, pneumatic, spring, or gravity power, refrigeration, pumps, welding, and fabrication
    • Performs computer work that may include general PC navigation, data mining and interpretation, product software installation and upgrades, programmable logic controls, product software interrogation and troubleshooting, and hardware / software integration
    • Reads service news and technical documentation to stay informed and up to date with product enhancements and troubleshooting guides
    • Read and interpret electrical schematics, assembly instructions, and parts diagrams
    • Scopes out work, resources, and time required to complete projects.  Identifies and recommends efficiency improvements and risk mitigations
    • Acts as a technical point of contact for customers, suppliers, and other departments within the organization
    • Maintains accurate, easy to read records of work performed
    • Maintains safe work habits and a clean work area
    • Maintains and cares for all shop tools, machines, equipment, and vehicles
    • Attends technical trainings as needed
    • Works under some supervision with work checked periodically with an expectation of minimal error rates
    • Performs other duties as assigned by management

    Required Experience:

    • Concentrated training or schooling in an applicable technical discipline
    • Strong understanding of electrical and/or mechanical disciplines, including installation, testing, and troubleshooting
    • Technical experience in at least a subset of the following areas:
      • Electrical
        • Communication protocols including CAN, LAN, and RS232
        • Low voltage including 12/24 VAC/DC
        • Line voltage including 120, 208, 277, 480VAC single phase and three phase
        • Electrical components including motors, transformers, contactors, relays, timers, circuit boards, sensors, resistors, capacitors, and inductors
        • Read and interrupt electrical schematics
      • Mechanical
        • Hydraulic, vacuum, pneumatic, spring, and gravity powered moving parts
        • Refrigeration
        • Pumps
        • Read and interpret parts diagrams and assembly instructions
      • Computer
        • Computer navigation
        • Software installation
        • Windows operating system
        • Linux operating system
        • Programmable logic controls
        • Hardware / Software integration

    Preferred Education and Experience:

    • Advanced training or AS/BS degree in a technical discipline, or equivalent
    • Experience with milking equipment
    • Proficient in electrical and mechanical disciplines, including installation and troubleshooting
    • Computer Software Experience
    • Proficient with the use of multimeters, torches, & welders. Sensors for pressure, vacuum, air flow, and temperature, and general hand tools


    Forward your resume to:

    Stan Palmer

    Business Manager

    Hills Supply, Inc.

    330-407-0220 cell

  19. Interested in Working with Thoroughbreds?

    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

  20. DNMC Dairy Summit Student Essay Contest

    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. The faculty member that assists with the winning student submission will also receive registration to the event, hotel accommodations, and travel costs. There will be two runners-up recognized at the meeting. These two individuals will receive a $200 cash award and will be required to send a poster of their winning essay. The poster should be formatted as if for a scientific meeting and submitted in the typical poster size. All essays accepted for submission will be included in a bound booklet to be provided to conference attendees. This compilation of essays will be a way for contestants to present themselves to as many as 20 western US dairy producers and 13 sponsoring companies for potential future employment opportunities. The objective of the essay is to clearly define a current problem or issue in the dairy industry. After the statement of the problem, the student should provide details of how he/she may address or solve the problem through educational or career plans. The essay is limited to a two-page maximum and should not be a resume or personal story. The submissions will be scored on a rubric that focuses on the clear statement of a problem/issue and how the student plans to generate potential solutions. Judges will be industry professionals who are familiar with emerging trends and topics. Writing skills and overall professionalism of the essay are included in the rubric. This contest is open to college juniors, seniors and master’s degree candidates. A student is defined as being enrolled in a university during the 2019 academic year. Student’s designated to graduate during the 2019 academic year will be considered. Please send only a PDF version of the essay. Be sure to include all contact information for the student in the PDF document, not just the email message used for delivery. Send all submissions and any questions to Thank you for your interest and feel free to share this call for essays with other students or faculty who may be interested.

    The submission deadline is May 20, 2019.

  21. MISA Scholarship

    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

    This is to encourage and support those interested in pursuing careers within the meat industry or engineering field.  Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of the following criteria: academic performance, commitment to a career in the meat industry or engineering field as well as potential for success.

    We hope you pass this onto your students, to apply please visit and under Giving Back scroll down to MISA Scholarship 2019 and click on the apply button, it will ask you to open or save the MISA application 2019 to your files.  All applications must be submitted in one document via PDF on or before the deadline of May 10.

    The deadline for the scholarship submission for this year is Friday, May 10 and applicants will be notified in the middle of July.  If any of your students have any questions on the scholarship, please feel free to Ann Marie Penaranda or 703/663-1213.

  22. 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.

  23. 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, 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.  

  24. Portfolium Resource Page

    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. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. Ohio State Health & Wellness Resources


    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

  28. 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

    Hireabuckeye (the CFAES Job Database)

    Animal Science Jobs

    Ag Careers 

    Continental Search (Specific for Animal Agriculture)

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

    Equimax (Equine-Specific)

    American Association of Zoos & Aquariums 

    American Associations of Laboratory Animal Science

    American Meat Science Association

    Ohio Hiring Management Systems

    Sciences Crossing