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Student Newsletter: February 15, 2021

Welcome to Week 26!

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  1. Attached is the announcement for the 2021 Undergraduate Research (Poster) Competition. The event is virtual this year and will be held April 5-8, 2021. The undergraduates will join the graduate and professional student competition and will be judged separately.

  2. The 2021 International Livestock Congress (ILC) will be held virtually on March 2-4, 2021, for ILC participants to interact with global industry leaders as they discuss how they are addressing and adapting to


  1. Student Research Assistant to assist with research mouse colony work in the College of Medicine, including but not limited to: mouse handling, weaning, ear punch for id/genotyping, tail snip for genotyping, tattoo ID, assisting with minor procedures/surgeries, monitoring mice after treatments,

  2. Black Leg Ranch is again offering an internship opportunity for the upcoming summer. The program will run from May 17th – August 13th (dependent on college schedule). Students will have the opportunity to earn college credits upon successful completion of the internship.

  3. Claremont Veterinary Clinic is a two-generation clinic and has served the Ashland, Ohio area since 1958. They are searching for passionate, dedicated, and professional individuals to join our team.

  4. Angel Animal Hospital is looking for an intern. For more information, see the ad on handshake for more information. 

  5. Pleasant Valley Farms is a large dairy farm with multiple locations. They are currently looking for interns. Interns are paid and housing is provided.

  6. Kentucky Equine is now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) session! Applications for Fall will be accepted through April 30th with the actual internship taking place June 21-December 3, 2021. More information and the application form can be found

  7. Central Star has the following positions open for applications. 

  8. Do you enjoy working with horses? Do you have free time during the week and want to get paid while maintaining social distancing? Stone’s Throw Farm is a small equestrian facility between Dublin and Powell, right next to Sawmill Road.

  9. The American Angus Association is offering a regional manager internship this fall designed to enhance a student’s abilities to build effective relationships, craft a promotional strategy and learn about the Angus business and cattle industry.  From assisting with herd visits to securing


  1. University of Idaho is looking for a lactation physiology lab. 

  2. A graduate research assistantship (MS) evaluating integrated crop livestock systems in the Animal Sciences Department at North Dakota State University is looking to be filled.



  2. The Clemson University Piedmont Research and Education Center is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as Unit Manager for the Lamaster Dairy Center, a Holstein and Jersey-based operation of approximately 200 milking cows.

  3. A lab on campus is looking for help with a research project this summer regarding greenhouse gases.


  1. The Summer Undergraduate Research in Genetics and Genomics (SURGe) Program is a 10-week intensive research experience under the mentorship of one of Texas A&M's Faculty of Genetics members that also includes a 3-credit hour Bioinformatics cl


  1.  ROSEMONT, Ill. – Applications are being accepted for college scholarships that are awarded by America’s dairy farmers and importers through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB). 

  2. Applications are open for the Angus Foundation’s Commercial Cattlemen Scholarship program.

  3. Now Open - College Scholarship Application for the 2021-2022 academic year – Priority Deadline: February 15, 2021


  1. Please join Purina Animal Nutrition scientists and other professionals in an online meet and greet to explore careers in industry. This is your chance to ask them questions and expand your career horizons.

  2. Poster Competition Eligibility

  3. Unfortunately due to this year's circumstances, the state fairgrounds has suffered immensely and as a result has lost most of their staff. To fill that void, OCA is searching for volunteers to help with set-up, maintenance, etc. for the Ohio Beef Expo.

  4. The application is now open for the Cargill Global Scholars Program - a distinctive, 2-year scholarship and enrichment program providing financial support, mentorship, and the unique opportunity for U.S.

  5. The 2021 Celebration of Students Program will be held in a virtual format on Thursday April 15 at 7:00 p.m.

  6. Nominations are now open for the 2021 CFAES Spirit of the Land-Grant Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who supports, exemplifies or creates opportunities that embody the land grant mission.


  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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