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Student Newsletter : August 26, 2019
Hope you enjoyed Syllabus Week! Welcome to Week 2!
NEWS & EVENTS
LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS
FULL-TIME JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
The J.M. Smucker Company Networking Night
Meet professionals from The J.M. Smucker Company for a night of networkingand to learn more about the company and the exciting internship opportunities available. The event will be held at The Blackwell Ballroom on September 4th from 5-7pm. RSVP by September 2 at https://goo.gl/forms/LUJ5QciQALEedlhF3. Heavy appetizers will be provided. To learn more visit, www.smuckercareers.com or email Emma Rohe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animals In Our Lives
Registration is now open for the annual fundraising event "Animals in Our Lives" on September 30th from 5-8pm! The event will include a short introduction to CHAIRE, a plated dinner, a silent auction, animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, aa presentation by Dr. Peter Neville and a presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin. For more information about the event, please see the attached flyer.
CFAES Back2School Bash (B2SB)
Join us for our annual evening of fun and fellowship at Fred Beekman Park Wheel Shelter on Thursday, Aug. 29th starting at 5:00 PM! We will have free food, OSU swag, music, fun games, kickball and tug of war tournaments, games under the tent, carnival artists, a photo booth, the Columbus Zoo and more. Check out the attached flier for more information and a map! Hope to see you there!
Want to have an integral part in planning and promoting CFAES’ Sesquicentennial? Apply for the Sesquicentennial Planning and Engagement Committee (SPEC for short)! CFAES is 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: September 13, 2019
Link to Application: http://go.osu.edu/SPECapp
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 (https://pathology.osu.edu/ext/academics/histotechnology.html) or contact the program administrator (Kathy Tober, Kathleen.email@example.com) 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.
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!
The Letter Project!
Are you or someone you know feeling stressed, overwhelmed &/or depressed? We, your fellow animal scientists, have your back! Drop you or your friends’ first name (to stay anonymous) and mailing address into the black mailbox hanging on the wall in Plumb Hall 120 and our support team will send an awesome uplifting package!
Want to help your peers? We’re seeking people that would want to create fun letters of love and encouragement to our fellow animal science students that need a “pick me up.” After all, who better understands the struggle from time to time than our own people? In the process of helping others, you’re also engaged in your own stress-relieving activity! We’ve got all the materials you need in Plumb Hall 116 on the coffee table. Stop by, create, and then drop your letter in the red mailbox in Plumb Hall 120.
Have questions? Check out the attached flyer or email Mariette Benage.1.
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.
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 www.mofb.volunteerhub.com.
The Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) is looking for college students who are willing and able to work all day and into the night, eat and sleep minimally, handle high pressure situations, work in the extreme weather conditions of October in Montana, and enjoy every minute of it.
NILE staff is looking for those college kids who are little obsessed, a little quirky, and have a lot of heart. We want those who eat, breathe, and sleep stock shows and rodeos. We want those who can function on minimal sleep and maximum caffeine. College kids who have brains and brawn-handle high pressure critical thinking and not be afraid to pick up a pitch fork.
From the bright lights of the rodeo arena, to the heart pounding hooves of the horse events and finally to the smells of adhesives in the cattle barn, you won't want to miss out on the action! The internship is ten days of early mornings and late nights. Some interns work the livestock show ring; checking in exhibitors, lining up steers, shuffling sheep, and recording results. Other interns set up horse awards, buck bales, and score keep the ranch rodeo. All interns laugh, goof around, and get stuff done. The work details are to be determined, but we guarantee they'll be valuable!
They get it, the NILE is during the school months and it's hard to get away, but believe us, it's worth it for the experience! Many of the NILE's past interns are gainfully employed and attribute some of their success to the NILE internship experience. Apply today and set yourself up for success. All we are missing is this year's group of interns! It could be YOU!
Want more information on how to apply? Go to www.thenile.org for all the answers! All applications must be in the NILE Office by August 30, 2019 and interns will be announced shortly thereafter.
Questions? Contact the NILE Office at (406) 256-2495 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kennel Technician Position
The Vet Clinic is looking for a kennel technician to work Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. These would be evening shifts. The duties include cleaning the hospital in addition to caring for any hospitalized or boarding pets. The position averages about 8-10 hours per week. Anyone interested can call at 614-885-3878 and ask for Kim, send an email expressing interest to email@example.com, or stop in to the clinic at 5617 N. High Street Worthington, OH 43085.
The National Turkey Federation Fall Internship
The National Turkey Federation is currently accepting internship applications for the Spring 2020 semester in their 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. Our internship is paid, and we 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.
Kentucky Equine Management Internship
Kentucky Equine Management will be accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) session starting August 1st.
Please let any interested students know about our program. During the Spring session, KEMI Interns live and work on central Kentucky Thoroughbred farms (housing and an hourly wage provided!) and attend weekly lectures to gain more hands-on exposure to mares and foals, reproduction and breeding in a commercial farm setting.
Applications for Spring will be accepted August 1 - October 31, 2019.
Spring session dates are January 6 – June 5, 2020.
App Developer Position
The American Jersey Cattle Association is looking to hire an App Developer. The Application Developer will work alongside the Information Technology team to provide high quality web and mobile applications for the organizations’ staff and customers. This is a full-time position and you will be working in an office setting. Availability to work a flexible schedule that may occasionally include extended weekday and weekend hours to meet project deadlines is necessary. Commensurate will be determined by experience and an employee benefit package is available. For full positon description and duties, see the attached.
OEFFA Job Opening: Operations Coordinator
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and broadly experienced individual to serve as full-time Operations Coordinator who will be responsible for a variety of administrative functions including office and property management, IT, benefits administration, and additionally provide support to the Executive Director. The Operations Coordinator will play a key role in maintaining a productive and efficient work environment for OEFFA staff and others. The successful applicant will join a dedicated team of experienced and passionate professionals who are committed to advancing organic and sustainable agriculture, family farmers, and rural communities.
OEFFA takes pride in a staff that exhibits these core values: excellent work ethic; exceptional organizational skills; capacity for multitasking; effective verbal and written communication; the maturity to responsibly handle sensitive information and situations; strong interpersonal skills; solid critical thinking and problem-solving abilities; a genuine desire to collaborate; and a strong environmental ethic and commitment to sustainability. These are qualities we seek in all OEFFA staff and so the successful applicant can to expect to be surrounded by colleagues who are also strong in these areas.
For more information, see the attachment.
Herd Manager Position
Dutch Hollow Farm is an 800-cow Registered Jersey dairy in Eastern NY. We are currently looking for someone capable of fulfilling management responsibilities and willing to work closely with the current herd manager/owner and other employees. The goal is that the person in this position will be able to manage and oversee all tasks relating to mature cattle in the owner’s absence. This position comes with the opportunity to suggest and make meaningful changes as the dairy continues to expand.
General herd health work
Reproductive management program, vet checks
Fresh and hospital cow and parlor management
Assist with management of the maternity barn
Maintain current and accurate essential dairy records
Ensure a high standard of care and well-being for all cows
Experience in herd health, animal care, and dairy management
Dairy Spanish not required, but advantageous
Detail oriented, organized, and productive
Positive attitude and strong work ethic
Strong communication skills
Competitive pay based on experience and qualifications
If interested, contact Alan Chittenden at (518)320-2893 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
For questions or additional information feel free to contact us at 614-292-3314 or 800-635-8944.
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
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
Job Search Sites
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.
Hireabuckeye (the CFAES Job Database)
Continental Search (Specific for Animal Agriculture)
Federation of Animal Science Societies (Mostly Higher-Education Animal Science Positions)