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Student Newsletter: December 14, 2020

Welcome to Week 17!

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  1. This is Pumpkin, she is 4 years old and loves to eat and play in the water bowl! She may not be orange like a pumpkin, but she sure is chonky like one. 

  2. This week's club of the Week is the Meat Science Club! For more information on this club and other CFAES Clubs, see here


  1. Congratulations to our Animal Welfare Judging Team that, collectively, was awarded one-fourth of the total Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging/Assessment Contest (AWJAC) awards this past week where 20 years of competition was celebrated. Coached by Drs.


  1. Camp Ernst are in search of some AMAZING people to be summer 2021 ranch counselors at your Greater Cincinnati’s favorite overnight camp, YMCA Camp Ernst!

  2. STgenetics is offering multiple internships in Summer 2021. The positions are: 

  3. Wild Hearts African Farm is a small education and conservation centered non-profit zoo in Lewisburg, OH. They provide positions for interns year round, but are also looking to provide research opportunities for students.


  1. MS or PhD Graduate Assistant positions are available beginning in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 in Gastrointestinal Health and Physiology Lab in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland (UMD) – College Park under the supervision of Dr. Younggeon Jin.

  2. A Master of Science (MS) degree in Animal Science is available in the Animal and Dairy Science Department at the University of Georgia.  The Animal and Dairy Science Department at the University of Georgia seeks to recruit a top-quality student that would be interested in pursuing a Master of


  1. The Purdue Animal Sciences Research and Education Center (ASREC) is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as Unit Manager for the ASREC Dairy Unit, a Holstein-based operation of approximately 170 milking cows.

  2. The Ohio Department of Agriculture is currently accepting applications for the following position:

    Sanitarian Program Specialist 1 - PN 20040217, Dairy Division. The deadline for applying is Friday, December 18 2020.

  3. Kentucky Equine Hospital is hiring! 
    We are looking for hospital veterinary technicians. 

  4. Hagyard is hiring Ambulatory Veterinary Assistants for the 2021 breeding season! These are seasonal fulltime positions from January through June. The work week is six days per week with varying start and finish times.

  5. At Clemens Food Group, they are hiring two roles within their research, development, and commercialization team that would fit the bill for an undergrad looking for a role in the meat industry.


  1. In alignment with recommendations from the Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory Subgroup, Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) continues to limit occupancy to support safety and physical distancing guidelines. For students coming/going to our CFAES Columbus campus, please note:

  2. The Libraries are currently offering contact-free pickup by appointment at Thompson Library only, and document delivery through 

  3. The large majority of our faculty and staff will be telecommuting during the pandemic, which means the best way to get assistance is to email your advisor or instructors with questions, or to set up a Zoom or phone call.  There will be a contact directory of email and phone # of all faculty and

  4. The Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website is continually updated with the most current information about the university's return to campus and navigating the term


  1. 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.

  2. Did you know that CFAES has hired a counselor to support the needs of their students' mental health?  Dr.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Lifebuoy

    Emergency: Dial 911
    University Police: 614-292-2121
    Student Advocacy Center: 614-292-1111
    Student Judicial Affairs: 614-292-0748

  7. 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.

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