Student Newsletter : February 16, 2020

  1. Becoming a Young Professional

    The Animal Science Graduate Student Association (ASGSA) is hosting a professional development night, "Becoming a Young Professional", which is geared towards helping Animal Science majors take their “next step”, whether that be a career in industry, graduate school, or vet school.  On Thursday, March 5th in room 220 in Plumb Hall, there will be having free pizza and three speakers: Dr. Paige Gott, a Technical Service Representative from Biomin; Dr. Emily Egolf, a Large Animal Veterinarian at Marysville Vet Clinic, and Dr. Ana Grum, a Companion Animal Expert from OSU. Each speaker will give a short presentation on their roles, how they acquired their roles, and any advice they wish they had known before taking these positions.  Attached is a flier with more information! 

  2. CFAES Student Council Panel

    CFAES Student Council’s “Breaking the Boundaries” Discussion Panel

    You’re invited! On February 26th, in the Ag Administration Auditorium, the CFAES Student Council is hosting a “Breaking the Boundaries” discussion panel in coordination with Dean Kress. This panel will be made up of a diverse group of faculty from within CFAES with a goal to examine the philosophical differences that exist among academic units in the college and overcome misconceptions and barriers between the majors and departments. Members of the panel include Dr. Douglas Jackson-Smith, Dr. Lyda Garcia, Dr. Annie Specht, Dr. Scott Shearer, Professor Dianne Shoemaker, Dr. Steven Moeller, Dr. Jeremy Brooks, Dr. Gary Pierzynski, and Dr. Stanley Gehrt. 

    Doors will open at 5pm for food, refreshments, and mingling, and the panel will answer questions from 5:30-6:30pm.

    Fill out the form here: for any specific questions you would like the panel to answer, and join us for a night of good food, captivating discussion, and free prizes!

  3. Veterinary Forensics Mock Trial

    The OSU Shelter Medicine club is hosting a mock trial with some of the leading veterinary forensics experts!

    The Mock Trial will take place Thursday, February 20th from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Medical Center Auditorium. Everyone is invited! 

    More information on the even can be found here.

  4. Sesquicentennial CFAES

    Help CFAES celebrate the sesquicentennial by participating in two social media campaigns, #150ActionsToSustainLife, and #150BuckeyesWorldwide.

    150 Actions to Sustain Life 

    Throughout 2020 we are looking to you to help us sustain life near and far by giving back to your communities or starting a new effort in your personal life. Whether you are a student, faculty, staff, alumnae, industry partner, stakeholder, or community partner, we want you to participate! Let us know how you are sustaining your life or giving back to your community. Please help us reach a goal of 150 actions during 2020!

    1. Take a picture of the way you are helping to sustain life.
    2. Please share it on social media, use #CFAES150 and #CFAES150ActionsToSustainLife, and tag a friend to challenge them to join in on the fun!
    3. Include your name/group name and a brief description of the action.


    150 Buckeyes Worldwide

    Please help us celebrate 150 years of CFAES and Ohio State by sharing a photo of yourself with the CFAES sesquicentennial pennant. 

    1. Download the pennant at
    2. Take a photo and share it with #CFAES150 and #BuckeyesWorldwide. 

    Our goal is 150 photos from around the world. We will be monitoring the hashtags and sharing posts on the CFAES social media pages. 

  5. Alpha Zeta Recruitment

    AZP is a leadership honorary that focuses on an interconnection between food, agriculture and the environment. The program is focused on leadership development, an international experience and a connection among peers in our college and industries. The chapter focuses on leadership and professional development and members particpate in multiple trips. More information can be found here. The flyer with information session dates can be found here

  6. Sophomore Class Honorary

    Romophos is a sophomore class honorary founded in 1932 at the Ohio State University. The name comes from the backward spelling of sophomore, with a little creative rearranging. Each new class of Romophos takes on a fundraising project for a charity selected each year. Although past events have included a Battle of the Bands and Music Festival, each class gets to define for themselves what Romophos is and will be.

    This is the 87th class and active service with both the Ohio State campus and Columbus communities are required to make a tangible, positive difference in the lives of others.

    Apply by March 7th at:

  7. Columbus AAZK Chapter

    The Columbus AAZK Chapter is looking for interested students and student organizations to join the chapter.  The Columbus AAZK Chapter is willing to provide talks/Q&A (zookeeping, field work, enrichment, other aspects of animal care, etc.), do community/river cleanups, and conservation fundraising for a good cause. The Chapter can help provide resume building opportunities and experience for students in addition to networking with zoo staff and volunteers. An example of the volunteer opportunities the Chapter held was Bowling for Rhinos (A National AAZK fundraiser).  The Columbus AAZK Chapter also assists with providing members with grants for professional development (to attend workshops and conferences), networking, and fundraising for conservation and our own chapter. is the National AAZK website that has info on National grants, committees and resources. Membership also includes receiving the Animal Keeper Forum monthly publication, which includes updates and articles by members on research, training, enrichment, and conservation reports from our conservation partners (vetted organizations). National conferences also include certification courses that focus on a particular area of interest (such as intro to avian care, animal nutrition, to name a few).  Anyone interested in getting involved in the Columbus AAZK Chapter or contacting them to host an information session for your club, contact Joy Kotheimer at or  The Columbus AAZK Chapter typically has meetings on the 15th of the month at the Columbus Zoo, however, they’re willing to look at having meetings closer to campus if there is the student interest.

  8. University of Tennessee Graduate Student Position

    The Equine Extension program led by Dr. Jennie Ivey and housed in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Tennessee (UT), is seeking a graduate student to conduct and publish original research, aid in the development and implementation of extension programs and curriculum, and serve as a graduate student coach for the UT Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian Club Team. This new graduate student position is a cooperative effort made possible by Last Lap Ranch (Maryville, TN), the UT Animal Science Department, and the Herbert College of Agriculture. For more information, see here

  9. OSU Veterinary Medicine Center Postions

    The Veterinary Medical Center is recruiting veterinary technicians in a variety of specialties and departments.  All positions are currently posted through February 23rd.

    For more information, follow the links below.

    Large Animal ICU:

    Community Practice / Outreach:

    Oncology (2 openings):

    Oncology Supervisor:

    Small Animal Fluid Ward (30 hours, 1st shift):

    Small Animal Fluid Ward (30 hours, 2nd shift – 2 positions available):

  10. Humane Animal Rescue's Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship

    An exciting internship opportunity with Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is available. As the second largest rehabilitation center in Pennsylvania, over 4,200 animals are admitted of over 150 different native PA Specie annually. 

    The internship program is designed for students studying biology or environmental sciences. Students will be provided with a well-rounded program in which they will have the opportunity to observe and assist Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators with examinations, treatments, and medication distribution. Daily work will be heavily focused on animal husbandry, supportive care, and general preparation for releasing healthy animals to their native habitats. 

    While previous experience is a bonus, this program is also great for entry level students. The practical experiences gained will help round out your education and assist with future careers.   

    Internship Program Details

    View all details on their website, The application can be found here.  

    Applications, resume, and cover letter to be sent to Katie Kefalos ( or via mail: 

    Humane Animal Rescue Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
    attn.: Katie Kefalos
    6000 Verona Road, Verona PA 15147

    Summer Internship: application opens March 1st – April 1st

    • 20-25 hours per week, 15 week commitment
    • Start Dates: May 1st – 14th
    • End Dates: August 14th – 28th
  11. Waterman Dairy Summer Internship

    The Ohio State Waterman Dairy is looking for OSU students who are interested in employment and/or a paid summer internship for 2020. The OSU Waterman Dairy milks 100 registered Jerseys and raises approximately 165 replacement heifers. The farm facilitates research, provides tours to a wide range of audiences, and allows for hands on college course experiences.

    Besides general dairy chores other opportunities can be tailored to fit internship requirements or employee interests. Students are responsible for 2 or 3 chores a week (3:45am/pm until approx. 7:00am/pm) and every other weekend. Work hours are flexible outside of chore shifts and the farm is located within a mile of campus to allow a convenient commute between or after classes.

    For more detailed information pertaining to job opportunities please contact John or Bekah by Friday, March 6, 2020.

    More information can be found here

  12. 2020 Ohio State Fair Entry Department

    2020 Ohio State Fair Entry Department is hiring an intern. Employment is available from middle of June to early August. 

    Responsibilities include data input, office skills, and time managment. 

    For more information see here.

  13. Kentucky Equine Management Internship

    Kentucky Equine Management is now accepting applications for Fall 2020 Sales & Marketing internships!

    Applications can be found on the website: and must be postmarked by April 30, 2020.

    The Fall Sales & Marketing internship focuses on yearling sales preparation and the public auction process. These are paid internships and housing is also included for most interns.

    If you have any questions, just let them know at

  14. National Turkey Federation Internship

    The National Turkey Federation is currently accepting internship applications for the Summer 2020 semester in our Washington, D.C. office. They seek a recent graduate or a currently enrolled senior/ junior 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. The 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. 

    We ask that candidates send a resume, a letter of recommendation and a cover letter by close of business on Friday, March 27th to More information can be found here

  15. Black Leg Ranch Summer Internship

    Black Leg Ranch is again offering an internship opportunity for the upcoming summer. The program will run from May 15th- August 15th (dependent on College schedule). Students will have the opportunity to earn college credits upon successful completion of the internship.  Black Leg is a commercial cow/calf operation with 700 cows and graze an additional 2,000 head of cows in the summer. They also have a 250 head herd of bison on the ranch. 

    Interns will be provided with on ranch housing, pay will be given as well as a potential bonus upon completion of successful internship. Expect to work the same hours as we do from Monday-Saturday. Sundays will be given off, unless prior arrangements have been made.

    Deadline for Summer Internship Application: March 10 

    For more information, see attached

  16. Equine Facility Mangament Internship

    The YMCA Camp Ernst is looking for a Equine Facility Management Intern. The 365 acre facility located in Northern Kentucky includes 2 outdoor arenas, over 10 miles of trails, a lake, 2 swimming pools, a ropes course and much more! The Rockin’ E Ranch houses a herd of 30 + horses depending on the time of year and focuses on presenting a progressive western ranch camp experience to each participant.The Equine Facility Management Intern will be expected to assist the Ranch Program Director with the day- to- day facility and business operations. To be considered for this postion, you  ust be at least 18 years of age, enrolle din an accredited equine or agricultural related college progam, and must have a desire to learn and teach within the horse/agricultural community. For more information, see attached

  17. Miner Institute Summer Position

    The WH Miner Agricultural Research Institute is offering summer experiences. More information can be found below

    Summer Experience in Farm Management

    Summer Experience in Equine Management

    Summer Experience in Ag Research

    Applications are due February 15.

  18. New Zealand Dairy Farm

    Positions are available on a 1300 cow dairy farm in New Zealand. These positions are for the season starting July 2020 and ending June 2021. These positions are availble to hard-working students or graduates who are interested in gaining hands-on experience on a large-scale New Zealand farm. 

    This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in vet school, agribusiness management, or pasture-based low input farming. Students gain hands-on experience handling and milking cows through an 80-bale rotary shed. They also learn how to recognize and treat animal health issues, manage pasture, maintain equipment, and make business decisions.

    More information on the position can be found here

  19. Full-Time Herdsmen

    A full-time herdsmen position is available on a 250-acre cow/calf operation in Batesville, Indiana. 

    The position includes an extensive AI and Embryo Program, 3 production/show cattle sales per year, some clipping and fitting, and basic farm work including cropping, haying, and facility maintenance. Applicants must be willing to help with all phases of the operation, hard working, motivated, and willing to learn. 

    The position is offering a competitve salary, plus benefits. Housing and health insurance is provided, along with beef for the freezer. 

    Click here to view their Facebook Page!

    Contact Tim Schwab, Kopp Land and Livestock with resume or questions at: or (812) 569-8536

  20. Targeting Excellence Scholarship

    Scholarships will be awarded to both undergraduate as well as graduate & veterinary students enrolled in a food animal agriculture related curriculum at an institution that offers agriculture degrees.

    To be eligible for the 2020 Targeting Excellence Scholarship:
    Applicant must be accepted or enrolled in a College of Agriculture which offers courses in food animal production.
    Applicant must be enrolled in classes effective September 1, 2020.
    Applicant must have a strong desire to pursue a career, upon graduation, in some aspect of food animal production.
    Preference will be given to students who attend schools in regions where fundraising events were held. The preference regions for 2020 awards are Alabama,
    Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
    Additional consideration will be given to students who previously attended a Targeting Excellence event.

    More information can be found here

  21. CCAMPIS Program

    Child Care Access Means Parents In School Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education by providing childcare service for children six weeks to 12 years old. For more information on the program and the application requirements, see here

  22. 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.

  23. 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.  

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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

  28. 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