Student Newsletter: December 1, 2019

  1. ANIMSCI 2700 Spring Course

    Are you interested in learning more about what you can do with your animal science degree and how to best prepare yourself to be successful?  Consider taking the 1 credit hour ANIM SCI 2700 course the first 7 weeks of spring term!  Careers, finding internships and full-time positions, building a stellar resume, crafting cover letters, and practicing your interview skills will all be part of the course.  The class has Monday lectures 12:40-1:35 & small group recitations with students that have similar goals on Thursday’s from 4:30-5:25.  Contact Mariette Benage for more information.

  2. Processed Meats Product Show

    The Processed Meats (MEATSCI 4510) class will present its final products on Wednesday, December 4, from 9:10am-11:15am in 117 Animal Science Building, to visitors who want to taste and judge the students' creations. Everyone is welcome to stop by and taste all of the products for free!

    Individuals or teams will produce a variety of meat products, including proper labeling, a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) safety plan, and a marketing and advertising plan. The course is taught by Dr. Macdonald Wick, Associate Professor. Also on display will be other products produced by the class throughout the year, including: various types of jerky, loafs, ham, and bacon, deli-oven roasted chicken breast, roast beef, and beef pastrami. 

    More information can be found on the attached flyer. 

  3. CHAIRE Research Symposium

    The Center of Human-Animal Interaction Research and Development is excited to announce their first research symposium! Faculty members, graduate, undergraduate and professional students are invited to submit their abstracts for an Ignite-style presentation. Mark your calendars for Tuesday April 7, 2020.

    More information can be found on their website, or attached here

  4. IDFA Internship

    IDFA is seeking applicants for its 2020 summer internship, which will offer one undergraduate or recent graduate firsthand experience with the association’s advocacy efforts. Interns will work on dairy policy focused on lawmakers on Capitol Hill and federal officials in regulatory agencies. The selected candidate will work in Washington, D.C.

    The internship is a paid position to begin in May or June and run for 10 to 12 weeks. The successful candidate will work with IDFA’s legislative or regulatory affairs teams on special projects, research and events including IDFA’s Regulatory RoundUP, legislative fly-ins and fly-outs, and the Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party, among others.

    Students with an interest in food and agriculture policy are encouraged to apply.

    To qualify, candidates must be currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from an accredited college or university. Candidates must also be pursuing or have obtained a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in business, political science, international affairs, agriculture, the food and beverage industry, food science or a related field. Each candidate will be required to submit an application, a resume, a one-page essay and references.

    IDFA is pleased to provide an exceptional learning opportunity to a potential future leader in the dairy industry and offer an inside look into dairy policy and regulations in Washington. 

    To submit applications or learn more about the internship, students may visit IDFA's internship page or contact Heather Soubra, IDFA chief of staff, at or (202) 220-3551. Please submit applications by Jan. 17 either by email or by mail to Heather Soubra, IDFA, 1250 H Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005.

  5. Fish Facility Position

    The fish facility is looking to hire an undergradute student. Over the years, they have found that the pre-vet students and animal science majors they have hired tend to enjoy the experience, so they wanted to reach out directly to those students. If you are interested in the position, contact Danielle (pvirre.1) in the lab with your resume and spring course schedule if you are interested in the position. Pay is $10/hour.

    Additional information is attached here.

  6. Adams Family Farm

    Adams Family Farms is looking to hire an individual who is interested in the swine industry and wants hands on experience. They currently have 3 nursery swine barns that have a total of 20,000 – 30,000 nursery spaces. For more information on the position and how to apply, see here

  7. University of Nebraska Summer Research Program

    The University of Nebraska is now accepting applications for the Summer 2020 Research Program. This 10-week, full-time residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. All participants receive excellent benefits including competitive stipends, room and board, and travel to and from Lincoln, Nebraska.

    Summer events include graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more. You will join a supportive, engaging community of summer scholars who will live and work together. Last summer’s cohort was comprised of over 100 students from across the country. More details can be found here

    Summer 2020 research programs include:

    The online application makes it easy for students to apply. The priority deadline is February 1 and all applications must be completed by March 1, 2020. The application can be found here.

  8. Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarships

    The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is awarding $44,000 in scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students studying agriculture or a related field. 

    Undergradtuate students have will be awarded SEVEN $3,000 Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarships, ONE $3,000 Robinson W. Joslin Scholarship, and ONE $5,000 Bhima Vijayendran Scholarship. Gradaute students will be awarded THREE $5,000 Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarships. 

    The application deadline is Jaunary 10, 2020. Visit to learn more and how to apply. 

    Any questions, contact Julia Brown at

  9. College Scholarships

    All students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to fill out the College Scholarship Application for the 2020-21 academic year. You will only need to fill out one application to be eligible for scholarships from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and ATI/Wooster. The priority deadline for completing the application is February 15, 2020.

    The on-line form requires you to write a short 300 word essay, list of present and previous work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, and provide details about involvement in groups. Students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources will only need to complete this application for 2020-21 as the supplemental questions are within this application. Applicants who have participated in 4-H regardless of University/College, Campus, or major are to complete this application and the additional supplemental questions when you check “Yes” on the involvement in 4-H.

    The link to apply is

  10. University Ambassadors Application

    University Ambassadors, gives campus tours to prospective high school students and their families. They would like to inform you that applications for our next hiring cycles of Spring/Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 are now open!

    Are you interested in applying? They will be hosting mandatory information sessions on the following dates:

    ·         Tuesday, December 3rd from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Hagerty Hall 180

    ·         Thursday, January 9th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Visits and Events Suite, Ohio Union 3002

    ·         Monday, January 13th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Visits and Events Suite, Ohio Union 3002

    ·         Friday, January 17th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Page Hall 0020

    You must attend only one of these information sessions before you apply for either hiring cycle. If you do not attend an information session, your application will not be considered. The information session gives a realistic preview of the job, expectations, and tips to help you submit a strong application!

    An RSVP to attend is not required; simply show up. However, seating on most nights is limited to 150 and we cannot exceed our seating capacity. Arrive early to ensure you have a seat or you will have to attend a different session. Please bring your BuckID to ensure your attendance is recorded.

    More information can be found at their website,, and the application can be found at Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns at

  11. CFAES Developmental Workshops

    The CFAES Office of Equity and Inclusion is pleased to announce that effective immediately all diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development workshops will be open to CFAES undergraduate students. In the past, workshops were available only to faculty, staff, and graduate students. The Office of Equity and Inclusion feels that this valuable resource should be available to all members of the CFAES community in order to create an inclusive environment where all people are valued and celebrated. Below is the schedule for the remaining fall workshops along with descriptions and registration links. Columbus workshops are held in the Eastman Room, 4-H Center and Wooster workshops in 126 Research Services. Lunch will be provided at all workshops. 

    December: Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Implicit Bias (Register here)
    This workshop will explore how identities, beliefs, and backgrounds shape our perceptions of other people in ways that can unconsciously and negatively impact our interactions with them. Participants will learn how to identify and empathetically respond to implicit bias in order to foster a more inclusive environment for everyone. Cap: 30 participants.

    Columbus - Thursday, December 5th, 1:30-4:30 pm
    Wooster - Friday, December 6th, 1:30-4:30 pm

    All workshops are facilitated by Dr. Leo Taylor, Program Director for Equity and Inclusion. Please contact him (, or Equity and Inclusion’s Program Assistant, Alicia Baca (

  12. CFAES Peer Mentor Application

    CFAES Peer Mentors invite you to apply to be a mentor in 2019. Becoming a peer montor will allow you to gain leadership skills, engage with faculty and staff, welcome new students to campus, and make an impact in the lives of our new students. For more information visit the website at or follow them on social media @CFAESPeerMentor. The application can be found at
    Applications are due by January 10, 2020.
    Contact Sarah Williams ( for more information. 

  13. Publication Opportunity

    JUROS is the Journal for Undergraduate Research at Ohio State. This organization is a multidisciplinary research journal, and is in place to review and publish quality research performed and submitted by Ohio State’s undergraduate student body. They are currently accepting submissions for online and print editions! 

    Material acceptable for submission includes:

    • Manuscripts (6-35 pages) 
    • Feature articles (<6 pages)
    • Images & descriptions of creative projects
    • Research theses (<35 pages)
    • Research abstracts

    Publish with JUROS and you will have a permanent, professional citation to your name and get recognition for your hard work!

    If you’ve already written about your research or drafted an abstract, consider submitting it to JUROS!

    To find out more details about the submission process, read about it on theJUROS website! Feel free to email any questions to!

  14. Internships

    Log into your Handshake account at and search for the job ID number for each position.

    • Heifer Rearing Program Intern | at Witmer's Feed & Grain | Handshake ID#: 3282496 | Internship | Applications Close: 12/13/19 
    • Laboratory Animal Science Intern, Veterinary Sciences Department | at Bristol-Myers Squibb | Handshake ID#: 3185340 | Internship | Applications Close: 12/13/19


  15. Full-Time Positions

    Log into your Handshake account at and search for the job ID number for each position.

    • R&D Technician | at EnviroFlight, LLC | Handshake ID#: 3327760 | Full-Time | Applications Close: 12/12/19
  16. 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.

  17. 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.  

  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