Student Newsletter : April 6, 2020

  1. Weekly Inspiration

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

  2. EEOB 3498 Undergraduate Research

    EEOB 3498- Undergraduate Research aims to provide opportunities for undergraduates to conduct supervised independent research in social behavior. Research projects will focus on working with live animals. They will also learn applied statistics by using a statistical programming language. Finally, students will present their findings in a poster symposium with data collected in the lab at the end of the semester.

    In the event OSU continues teaching online in Fall 2020, they will move to virtual labs and online classes with observational research individually conducted outdoors by students.

    This course is particularly suitable for students who are looking for an applied undergraduate research experience and consider a graduate degree. It is open to all OSU majors with sophomore, junior, and senior standing.


    EEOB 3498-Undergraduate Research 

     #22634, 4 credit hours, TR 11:10 am - 12:30 pm 

    Plus 2 hrs of weekly labs (TBD)

    Instructor: Dr. Zeynep Benderlioglu

  3. Equine Selection and Evaluation

    ANIMSCI 3301 Equine Selection & Evaluation? No judging experience is required. The course is offered T/R in Plumb Hall 102 from 8:50-10:55 am. It is a two credit hour lab.The course offers hands on experience judging halter and almost every performance class there is. Students will get the opportunity to participate in a live judging contest at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. This is a great opportunity to get your feet wet judging and realize a potential career path or side hobby. It will allow you to really understand what judges are looking for, and how classes are judged and scored. If there are any questions about the class or enrollment, please email or contact your student advisor. 

  4. 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. 

  5. SHIFT Mental Health Community

    Mental Health is very important to PVMA, and in an effort to better the mental health of PVMA we will be instituting a mental health community called SHIFT. SHIFT is a group that comes together to talk about any issues we may be facing such as, stress, anxiety, depression etc. as well as support each other when we’re struggling. The purpose of SHIFT is to shift your mental health in the right direction through providing a supportive mental health community, as well as, educating about mental health. You do not have to be pre-vet or a member of PVMA to come, ALL are welcome! Meetings will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 8-9pm on Carmen zoom. In order to join: log into Carmen zoom, using your regular Carmen log in, then join the meeting using this code: 313-233-2861. Please email PVMA’s Mental Health Chair: Abby Orellana.22, with any questions!

  6. Saul T. Wilson Internship Program

    The Saul T. Wilson Internship Program provides students with tuition support, a position during summers and breaks while in school, and will have a job once they graduate from veterinary school. For more information and to apply, see the links below. Applications are due April 10th. 

    Student Trainee (Veterinary)

    Student Trainee (Veterinary)

  7. Hameau Farm Summer Experience

    Hameau Farms is a small dairy farm in central PA and they run a program for girls age 7-14 during the summer months. They are very proud to announce that their program has proven to be a tremendous way to introduce young urban kids and their families to the agriculture and dairy industries. They have had many alumni with no background in farming go on to study Dairy Science at prestigious programs including Wisconsin and Penn State.

    Hameau Farms is looking for staff for the summer 2020 program. A summer job at Hameau Farm is an excellent chance to see what small dairy production looks like first hand, as well as a chance to share your passion for dairy science and agriculture with the next generation. The program is small enough that we are thrilled to help staff members get involved in whatever aspects of the dairy industry excite them the most: milking, breeding, calf/heifer management, 4H, etc. We also have sheep, goats and pigs on the farm during the summer. Additionally, Audrey Gay Rodgers, the farm owner and summer program director, is a very well-connected farmer and a fabulous professional reference for future positions.

    All the information and application instructions can be found here

  8. ATI Dairy Summer Internship

    The OSU/ATI Dairy Farm has internship opportunities available at the farm outside Wooster, Ohio.  The internship will focus on the day to day application of management practices and the intern will rotate between four different jobs: Feeding, Milking, Calf and Heifer Raising, and Health and Reproduction.  The goal of the internship is to help the intern see how management decisions effect day to day operations, and also how worker performance effects management decisions.  You will also be exposed to management programs like PCDart, CowManager, and TMR Tracker, as well as working with other support personnel.

    Work schedule will be 1-7pm M-F and work morning (3:45am start) and afternoon (3:45pm start) chores every other weekend.

    Pay will be an Hourly Wage with a Max of 38 hours per week

    We can assist to you in finding housing in the Wooster Area

    Contact Brandon Lawwill Asst Herd Manager at

  9. Hagyard Equine Medical

    Have you considered a career working in the equine veterinary field? If so, now is the time to make your move! Hagyard Equine Medical currently has job opportunities.  Job opportunities available are Ambulatory Veterinary Assistants and Veterinary Technicians at the Davidson Surgery Center.

    Applications can be completed on the Hagyard website by following this link here.

    Please e-mail Jamie O’Flynn at with questions.

  10. Colorado State University Master's Graduate Assisstant

    The Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University is seeking a Master’s Graduate Assistant starting in Summer 2020 in the area of dairy calf health, behavior, and management. The MS program will include both research and teaching. A portion of the MS funding is a teaching assistantship and requires a strong interest in and dedication to undergraduate teaching.

    Applicants must have earned a B.S. in Animal or Dairy Science or a similar field with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.  Experience with livestock research and undergraduate teaching is preferred, but not required. 

    More information can be found attached

    Submit a cover letter and resume (including contact information for three references) via email to:

    Catie Cramer, PhD (She, Her, Hers)
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Animal Sciences
    Room 24 Animal Science Building
    Fort Collins, CO 80523
    (970) 491-6493

  11. Packback Positions Available

    Packback exists to awaken and fuel the lifelong curiosity in every student and that is also something we look to achieve in our team members. Some of our top performers are previous Packback student users who were recommended to us by their professors.

    We are growing our team and looking for Sales Development Representatives and Experience Managers.

    The current open roles are:

    ·  Sales Development Representative

    ·  Experience Manager

    To apply, you can use the link directly. 

    For more information, you can contact Amanda Porter at

  12. 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 13th annual renewal of this event will be held October 22, 2020 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

    DNMC is pleased to announce the 6th edition of the Dairy Summit Student Essay Contest. The winner of this contest will be awarded $1000, travel costs to the meeting and participation in the recreational events. This contest is open to college juniors, seniors and master’s degree candidates. The submission deadline is September 11, 2020.

    For more information on the essay and how to enter, see attached

  13. Autumn Undergraduate Teaching Assistants

    As you are planning your autumn semester, consider applying for a position as an Undergraduate Teaching Assisstant! 

    Requirements to serve as a UTA include:

    • Third year rank or higher
    • Enrollment in the Department of Animal Sciences on the Columbus campus for at least one year
    • Successful completion of at least 3 of the following courses: 3100, 3110, 3130, 3140, 3150, 3160, 3170, or 3200
    • 3.0 GPA or better overall in the major
    • Completion of the UTA course assignment with a letter grade of a “B” or better

    Students accepted as UTA are required to complete an online UTA orientation and the Institutional Data Policy Training.  Students may apply for 1-2 credits of 3488 (repeatable up to 6 credits, a maximum of 3 credits applied toward graduation). 

     Information and the application are available through:  Applications are not due until MAY 1, but students are encouraged to apply early to plan their autumn schedule accordingly.  

  14. 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 . 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:

    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 . Faculty and Staff should also remember our OSU Employee Assistance Program 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.  

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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

  21. 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