Student Newsletter : April 7, 2019

  1. From Broke to Woke Event

    Join CFAES Alumni Society, Shades of Animal Sciences, and MANRRS on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00pm in Ag. Admin #200 for their Broke to Woke Event! Engage with recent graduates to learn about setting up retirement, insurance, and renting vs. buying. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to

  2. CFAES Annual Research Conference

    This is a reminder to register for the 2019 CFAES Annual Research Conference! It will be held on Monday, April 22 at the Nationwide Ohio Farm Bureau & 4-H Center in Columbus, OH. The conference will be shortened this year, taking place from approximately 9:00-12:15pm (agenda attached). Light refreshments will be provided. We encourage faculty, staff, and students to attend this celebration of CFAES research and hear some updates about the college from Gary Pierzynski, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. Transportation will be provided from Wooster to Columbus for those who are interested. Registration closes on April 8.

  3. CHAIRE Student Health Event

    Come relax with animals for FREE before finals! There will be various animals in the Animal Science Building Arena (111) on Monday, April 22 from 5:30pm-7:00pm.  Snacks will be provided. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome! 

  4. 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:

  5. 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. 

  7. 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! 

  8. 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. 

  9. 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


  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. Dreams on Horseback Internship

    Dreams on Horseback, a horse-partnered learning center in Blacklick, Ohio, is looking for unpaid summer interns to assist with programs, provide horse care, and co-lead camp activities. The candidate should be energetic, able to lift 25 lbs., and be comfortable working with people with special needs. Training as a side-walker/leader in accordance with the requirements outlined by PATH International is mandatory and will be provided. Dreams on Horseback encourages those interested in equine-business, therapeutic riding instruction, or special ed to apply. Previous horse experience helpful. Interested applicants may apply at the following link:


  14. Veterinary Information Specialist/RVT Position

    The College of Veterinary Medicine seeks a Registered Veterinary Technician to join the OSU Large Animal Services (OSULAS) clinic in Marysville, Ohio. The Marysville clinic is a full service veterinary teaching practice providing individual animal, herd-based and emergency services for food and fiber animals and horses. This position supports the clinical and teaching mission of the OSU Large Animal Services clinic by providing patient care, inventory management, health certicate processing, sterile supply and cleaning duties, and supporting client services as part of the clinical and teaching mission on the clinic. The RVT is responsible for providing the highest level of patient care through direct interaction and assistance to students and clinicians with administering medications, catheter flushes, changing/delivering IV fluids; changing bandages; restraining animals; performing blood draws; providing vaccinations; preparing and scrubbing animals for surgery/clinical procedures; and providing support to clinicians and students during inpatient and surgical procedures. Technician support may also involve processing incoming lab reports; recording lab information into medical records; packaging labs and completing necessary forms; processing blood/fecal/milk samples; traveling with clinicians to onsite visits; assisting clinicians with restraint, veterinary care procedures, and animal tracking/recording (EIP) to comply with bloodwork and testing requirements; acts as a pharmacy technician dispensing and reviewing medications to clients and ensures proper labeling; performing and restraining animal for radiological procedures. This position will be responsible for the clinics inventory management including ordering and stocking medications and supplies, disposing of expired medications, adjusting pricing and ensuring proper billing to clients, working with external and internal vendors on supplies, completing orders as needed, working with the Clinic Manager on ensuring proper billing, develops and delivers inventory management reports, works with faculty on ensuring ample stock is available and ordering of new medications, as well as maintaining counts via electronic means of all medications/supplies; cleans and ensures working condition of all national and state online tracking systems; provides excellent customer service to clients which involves processing payments, referring clients to the scheduling coordinator, serving as a liasion between clients and clinicians, checking on inpatient animals providing basic information on wellbeing and answering quesitons on patient care as well as contacting Columbus VMC to provide information on patient transfers/referrals. Must have experience with handling of large animals, food animals, and/or horses. Experience working in a dairy, equine or veterinary facility is preferred. Must be a Registered Veterinary Technician in the State of Ohio and requires a successful background check. Hours are typically 8:00 am ro 5:00 pm. Apply before April 14th. For more information, see the attached

  15. Agricultural Commodity Grader Position

    The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying education institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead a civil service career in the Federal Government.

    Responsibilites include:

    • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Independently, examines meat (in carcass or in cases where the USDA standards permit whole sale cut form)
    • Determines the yield or the grade of carcasses and applicable cuts by applying official standards involving such factors as carcass weight, amount of fat, and area of the ribeyes.
    • Reevaluates carcasses previously identified for a grade after they have been ribbed.
    • Follows prescribed procedures, selects samples, and examines meat food products for compliance with contact specifications.

    Apply here by April 10

  16. Agricultural Market Reporter Position

    The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. 

    Responsibilites include:

    • Under direction, carries out assigned duties in the collection and analysis of information relative to market conditions such as supply, demand, price, quality, and movement of livestock, poultry, eggs, meat, hay, grain, and other commodities.
    • Establishes contacts and confers with industry stakeholders directly or indirectly engaged in the various phases of the livestock, poultry, eggs, meat, hay and grain trade to obtain accurate and adequate information on which to base reports.
    • Studies day-to-day and seasonal operations, as well as market reports, from other widely scattered and distant production centers in order to analyze and evaluate the significance of data collected from local sources.
    • Prepares regular and specially scheduled market reports for national dissemination over the Market News Communications System, commercial and press association wires, radio, TV, newspapers, and trade publications etc.
    • Regularly reviews reports of other markets and general economic information material in the livestock, poultry, eggs, hay, grain, meat, and related fields in order to confer with all members of the trade and industry relative to market conditions.

    Apply by April 10. Apply here

  17. Business Opportunity (Equestrian Facility)

    22 stall barn in City of Dublin. 2 minutes from 270. Less than 10min drive time from Dublin, Powell, Worthington, and Upper Arlington. Lots of opportunity for boarding and/or lesson program. Rent is $2500/month. Boarding rates should easily hit $500-$600 per stall per month based on location and current facilities. Proximity to well-off, child-centered neighborhoods makes lesson programs – especially intro-level children’s riding programs – likely to generate reliable income. Barn contains 18 full-size stalls and 4 half-size stalls for minis. Other facilities include 45' by 90' indoor arena, 100' by 200' outdoor arena, 50' round pen, 50' square pen, eight 25' by 100' turn out runs with 20' run in shelters, two pastures with 24' run ins, indoor observation area, tack lockers, and indoor lounge space. Access to undeveloped 20-acre field to the north negotiable. Water included. In addition to rent ($2500/mo), you will be responsible for all parts of your business, including all labor, materials and supplies, appropriate insurance, electricity, all maintenance, manure removal, portable toilet rental (if desired), and providing daily care for 5 additional horses. Please respond with your questions AND either business plan or description of your prior experience or related education and plan for generating income to adequately care for all horses involved in your business model and pay the $2500 per month. Responses without information about you and your initial business plan will not be responded to. Photos available. Owners live on site. Unscheduled drive-bys will be considered trespassing.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.  

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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

  27. 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