Student Newsletter : February 19, 2019

  1. Russell Klein Nutrition Research Symposium

    Registration for the 2019 Russell Klein Nutrition Research Symposium is officially open! This year’s symposium will be held on April 18th 2019 from 8am-5pm at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.

    If you are registering to attend the event but not submitting an abstract, please proceed to the link at the bottom of this email. If you are submitting an abstract, please read the below details regarding abstract and oral presentation competition submissions:

    Abstracts

    ·        Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers are eligible to submit abstracts for poster presentations

    ·        Format your abstracts in a Microsoft Word document

    ·        Be sure to read the abstract and poster guidelines attached to this email and available within the Qualtrics survey

    ·        If your abstract does not follow these guidelines, your abstract will not qualify for acceptance. 

    ·        1st, 2nd, and 3rd place poster competitors will be awarded a monetary prize!

     

    Oral Presentation Competition

    ·        Through the registration, Ohio State graduate students and postdoctoral researchers can also opt to participate in the oral presentation competition

    ·        Six finalists will be chosen for a competition held March 22nd. Two of the six will be upgraded to an oral presentation for the symposium on April 18th 

    ·        The winners of the oral presentation competition will be awarded a monetary prize!

    https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_87HqOWmMLQruQRv

    For more information, see the attachment. Registration and abstract submission is due on March 1st by 11:59pm EST.

  2. 2019 Academic Quadrathlon Competition

    Test your knowledge in Animal Science! Compete against your peers with team members that you select for a chance to represent Ohio State at the Midwestern Section American Society of Animal Science Meetings.

    The First-place team will represent Ohio State and compete against Animal Science students from other Midwestern universities! The winning team will depart for the 2019 Midwest ASAS meeting March 9 and the competition is March 10 & 11 – dates that are during our Spring Break.  Please don’t make plans for Spring Break until the Quadrathlon is over, because you may be representing Ohio State in the Midwest competition.

    Assemble your own team and register 3 or (preferably)  4 members.  Otherwise, register as an individual (or a pair), and we will try to place you on a team with other individuals.   For more information and registration materials drop by Plumb Hall 116.  If you have any further questions contact Dr. Joe Ottobre (614-688-3144 or ottobre.2@osu.edu).

    Registration closes on February 22 at 5:00 pm! See the attachment for more information. 

  3. Buckeyes In Your Corner

    Our February BIYC event will be on Wednesday, Feb. 20th from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Animal Sciences Arena featuring a panel of animal science graduates that are now in the College of Veterinary Medicine.  They will be sharing personal anecdotes of struggles/successes with maintaining mental health and managing stress.  Everyone is welcome!!

    As we plan out events for each month, if you have ideas that you would like to see as part of Buckeyes In Your Corner, feel free to let Mariette Benage.1 or Lyda Garcia.625 know! Hope to see you there! 

  4. AZP Applications

    Alpha Zeta Partners (AZP) has opened its application. 

    Current first and second year students are encouraged to apply. AZP is a co-ed leadership honorary, focusing on leadership, fellowship, scholarship, and character. Within the first year of membership, members will participate in four seminars focusing on diversity, leadership development, and organizational and societal change. The third seminar, completed in the spring semester, is an opportunity to spend six weeks studying abroad in Brazil. Information sessions are held on the following dates:

    • January 24th at 7PM in Nosker House
    • January 30th at 7PM in Nosker House
    • February 12 at 6PM with AZP meeting in 250A Ag Admin

    The application can be found and completed at alphazetapartners.osu.edu or attached here. It is open until February 25th at 11:59 PM. For information, please contact Sam Banks.469 or Mary Jenkins.964. To see some of AZP's current activities, visit facebook.com/alphazetapartners.

  5. Tyson Foods Beyond Fresh Meat Short Course

    AMSA is excited to once again partner with Tyson Foods to host the 3rd Annual Beyond Fresh Meats Short Course in Springdale, AR. Students will work with academic peers and industry professionals to receive hands on experience in Tyson's state of the art industry pilot plant and test kitchen facilities utilizing the content covered in lectures. The course will run from February 22-24, 2019.

    Registration will open in November through a link posted on the AMSA website under the Events and Education tab. Student lodging and meals will be provided and registration will be $50 per student. The course will be limited to 50 undergraduate/graduate students who are AMSA student members. Registration will be open to two students from each university initially and then additional students may be permitted based on availability. The course will also be available to university professors/faculty with registration being $50/professional plus the cost of transportation and lodging. Contact Rachel Adams with any questions.

  6. HOSA-Future Health Professionals

    HOSA-Future Health Professionals at The Ohio State University is a great way for students to network and compete internationally in their chosen field of study.  HOSA is an established international organization that empowers students through leadership in the global health community. Every year students can compete statewide and internationally in events such as Clinical Nursing, Medical Terminology, CPR/First Aid, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Science and many more! This year they are working on going to the International Leadership Conference held in Disney World! These competitions consist of knowledge based tests, memorized skill performances, presentations, speeches, and many other different types of tests depending on the profession or category chosen. More information can be found at www.hosa.org. Scholarships are due March 15th

    If interested, please email hosaatosu@gmail.com for more information.

  7. ID SCOPE

    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. 

  8. Shades Club

    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! 

  9. Experience OSU for a Day Hosts Needed!

    Do you enjoy sharing your passion for Ohio State with others? Would you be willing to show high school students what it is like to be a Buckeye? The "Experience OSU for a Day" (EOFD) Program allows prospective students to get a feel for what college is really like. These students visit CFAES frequently, and we are in need of volunteers to show these students around campus when they come to visit. If you were a host last semester, we need your new schedule!

    EOFD Hosts volunteer to have prospective high school students shadow them from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for 1-2 weekdays each semester. Hosting is very flexible and can be adjusted to fit your schedule. Hosts are encouraged to take their shadow(s) to class, the Oval, the Union, a room in Nosker House, and to eat lunch at Parker Dairy Store (lunch is free for the host and shadow). Hosting is open to any CFAES student who has completed at least one semester of classes at the Columbus campus. To sign up, simply fill out this form and email it to Katie Share at share.9@osu.edu. Please feel free to contact Katie Share if you have any questions.

  10. 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. 

  11. 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.

     

  12. Summer 2019 FLAS - Latin America

    The Center for Latin American Studies at Ohio State is seeking undergraduate applications for their Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program.

    The program offers summer and academic year fellowships for students who are pursuing a degree and need advanced training in language and area studies. Fellows receive a tuition and fee credit to subsidize enrollment in language and/or area studies coursework as well as receiving a stipend! Fellowships are open to students in any major who are interested in learning Portuguese, Quechua, or another language of Latin America (not including Spanish).

    For more information, please see the attachment

  13. Purdue Undergrad Summer Research Program

    Looking to pursue a career in the rapidly growing field of digital agriculture and data science? Check out this undergraduate summer research program in digital agriculture. This student centered, active-learning environment allows undergraduates to put data into action and communicate processes and results effectively. The program will run from mid-May through mid-August. Students interested in this program will benefit from strong faculty mentoring in small groups across many disciplines, $5,250 stipend for travel and living costs, optional academic course credit, and much more. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, check out the attachment

  14. Full and Part-Time Positions at Trueman Farms

    Full and Part Time Positions Available Immediatley at Trueman Farms. Starting pay is $12/13 per hour. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a well rounded equine experience at a privately owned and operated small horse farm located 20 minutes from campus close to Dublin/HIlliard area.  Prior experience is not necessary .... they have had numerous OSU students work both full time and part time as well as intern with us over the last 15 years.  

    Responsibilities include:

    -Daily care of horses (feed management and medical care as needed)

    -Grooming

    -Stall cleaning

    -Turn out and exercise management

    -Observe vet care

    -Barn upkeep

    -Pasture management 

    -Overnight care

    Weekday and weekend hours available 

    Flexible scheduling

    Internships available 

    *Summer full time opportunities open to part time students

    INTERVIEWS ARE BEING HELD IMMEDIATELY! Please direct all inquiries to mtg@truesports.com with subject: Trueman Farm Position (Include all contact information and resume if available).

  15. HHYF Summer Position

    The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is seeking an assistant/instructor to travel during the months of late May, June, July and part of August. Person must be great with kids, capable of driving a truck/6-horse trailer, and self motivated! Harness racing background helpful but not required.

    For more information, visit this link: https://www.hhyf.org/uploads/1/1/9/8/119800020/2019_hhyf_summer_employment_application_final.pdf

  16. Stauffer Farms Internship

    Stauffer Farms LLC is a 3800 cow dairy in northern St. Lawrence county NY.  They raise replacements and crop 3700 acres of corn silage and haylage.  The dairy facilities are modern, constructed over the span of 2009-2018. Wet calves are raised in a combination of calf barn and hutches. Bigger heifers are raised in retrofitted dairy barns, with some being custom raised. They have undergone a major expansion in 2017-2018 and are currently milking in twin, double 24 parallel parlors.

    The business approach of Stauffer Farms LLC is to promote efficiency in every way possible. They have aggressively invested capital to achieve this and are currently shipping over 1,600,000 lbs of milk per worker. They are also very comfortable investing in and learning technology as a way to increase efficiency and profitability. Unlike many large dairies, their labor force is predominantly local.  While in the past they have raised all forage and heifers, their latest expansion has been made possible by entering into forage and heifer raising agreements with neighboring farms. 

    They are currently looking for an intern at their facility. The position will pay $12.00 per hour plus room and board (a guest room in one of the partner’s house). For more information on the position and how to apply, see the attachment

     

  17. Purdue Research Assistantship

    There is a graduate research assistantship (M.S. in Animal Sciences) position opening at Purdue University. The position will study student motivation and curiosity in large enrollment introductory STEM-based courses beginning in August 2019. In addition to research, the M.S. student will have opportunities for involvement in other departmental activities including assisting with undergraduate courses and presenting their work at departmental seminars and research forums.

    The assistantship includes an annual salary stipend, tuition and fees, and health insurance benefits. Interested candidates should submit: 1) a letter stating interests and goals, 2) a current CV, 3) unofficial copies of undergraduate transcripts and GRE scores (if available), and 4) contact information for three references. Upon review of these materials, official graduate applications to Purdue University will be required of the student selected for the program. Initial applications will be accepted until March 8, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found. Please send application materials via email to Dr. Elizabeth Karcher (ekarcher@purdue.edu) or by mail to Department of Animal Sciences, 270 S. Russell St., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 47907.

    Please see the attached for more information. 

  18. Safari Adventures Animal Care Summer Internship

    Safari Adventures (Kalahari in Sandusky, OH) and The Watering Hole at Monsoon Lagoon (Port Clinton, OH) offer a 12-15 week Summer Internship program. This internship allows you the opportunity to work with a vast variety of species; such as aquatics, reptiles, aviary, and hoof-stock such as Giraffe, Antelope and Zebra. (Just to name a few!) Interns will have the opportunity to gain practical work experience and knowledge caring for a variety of exotic animals. Under close supervision you will learn how to prepare diets, clean habitats, observe and document behaviors, implement enrichment, repair and build enclosures, give guided tours to visitors, assist with veterinary care, crate animals for transport, and assist in animal education presentations. For more information, see the attached description and the attached application

  19. 2019 Dairy Farm Internship

    The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (OSU/ATI) is 2 year technical school located in Wooster, Ohio.  The OSU/ATI Dairy Farm is 100 cow Holstein and Jersey herd that exist to provide practical experience to students during the Fall and Spring semesters.  The OSU/ATI Dairy Farm strives to be a modern efficient and profitable dairy, with their main goal being to provide valuable educational experiences for their students.  In an effort to provide greater opportunities for learning they offer a Summer Internship that will be available from May through August.

    Their internship is suitable for students of any class rank we have even had a few graduate students in the past.  The internship will focus on the day to day application of management practices and the intern will rotate between four different jobs: Feeding, Milking, Calf and Heifer Raising, and Health and Reproduction. The goal of the internship is to help the intern see how management decisions effect day to day operations, and also how worker performance effects management decisions.  You will also be exposed to management programs like PCDart, CowManager, and TMR Tracker, as well as working with other support personnel.

    Pay will be an Hourly Wage with a Max of 38 hours per week

    We can assist to you in finding housing in the Wooster Area

    Contact Brandon Lawwill Asst Herd Manager at lawwill.1@osu.edu.

  20. Heimerl Farms Internship

    Heimerl Farms is a highly dedicated family run farming operation located 20 minutes northeast of Columbus in Johnstown, Ohio. Johnstown is home to not only their main office, but also the farm which started their swine enterprise many years ago. The main office is responsible for payroll, record keeping, computer operations, phone calls, feed ordering and processing, etc., which are necessary for their business. One major component vital to their operation located in Johnstown is their recently added on to feed processing facility. At this state of the art facility nearly 60% of our pigs are fed through the feed processed here each day. Although the main office is located in Johnstown, Heimerl Farms Ltd. has many swine operations located throughout the state. Even though they are most widely known for their Swine operations in Ohio, raising Holstein Cattle, plus farming several thousand acres makes Heimerl Farms a vital family oriented farming operation in the state. If this is something you would be interested in, see the attached promortional flyer and the attached internship

  21. American Dairy Association Mideast Communications Intern

    The American Dairy Association is looking for a communications intern. The intern will gain experience working in an association setting and utilizing communication skills such as writing, editing, graphic design, photography and social media. The intern will also gain experience in public relations and event planning. The position is in Columbus, Ohio and responsible to the Communications Manager for day-to-day activities. Approximately 25-30 hours per week from May 13-August 9; typical hours will be from 9:30-3:30 but may vary. The deadline to apply is January 25th! 

    If this is something you might be interested in, please see the attachment for more information. 

  22. Fine Swine, LLC. Internship

    This internship will be from May 20th, 2019 through August 2nd, 2019. This year is going to be very competitive, so keep that in mind while filling out the application. They will be unable to provide housing this year but will be more than willing to help candidates from out of state find housing for the summer. Students will be working as gestation and farrowing technicians to understand the day to day operations of a commercial sow farm. They will also be having a research project and intern meetings to help stay on track and make sure students are learning all they can with us during the summer.

    Students will be paid their starting salary which comes to $1,000 before taxes on the 15th and 30th of every month.  On farm clothing, boots, shampoo, and body wash will be provided. Students must have their own transportation to get to the barn. 

    The deadline for the application is March 15th at midnight. Please email the completed application to Katie.morrison95@gmail.com. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have any questions regarding the internship please feel free to email Katie to get clarification.

  23. In Vitro Fertilization Laboratory Position

    Local infertility testing and in vitro fertilization laboratory looking to hire full time lab technician.  Minimum BS in biology, related animal science, or other scientific field required.  Previous laboratory experience a plus, but willing to train the right person.  Candidates must be US citizens and detail- oriented with good communication skills.  Weekend and holiday rotations are expected in this field of work.  Health benefits and 401K company- match are available.  Please send resume as an indication of interest to Donna Ridder, MS, TS, CRCS at donna.ridder@cryobio.com.  Reproductive Diagnostics, Inc., Columbus, OH.

  24. Ohio Beef Council Full-Time Positions

    The Ohio Beef Council and OCA currently have three full-time positions open. They are an Administrative Assistant, Project Manager that requires graphics design skills and an educational program director.  The complete position descriptions are available on the OCA website at https://www.ohiocattle.org/about-us/position-openings. To apply, mail a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Harsh, Executive Director, Ohio Beef Council, 10600 U.S. Highway 42, Marysville, Ohio 43040. Contact Elizabeth Harsh at 614-873-6736 with any questions.

  25. CWT Group Herdsman Position

    Central Ohio, 1,000 cow dairy farm looking for herdsman. Responsibilities include herd health, daily oversight of 2-3 employees, data entry (PC Dart), report generation, supply pricing and ordering, vet checks, hoof trimmer scheduling, coordinating of young livestock movement (to and from the grower), oversight of 2 employees at the calf facility, repo programs, and the possibility of breeding the herd.  Pay will be based on the amount of responsibility accepted, 55K to 70K.  There is the possibility of expanded responsibilities and pay (ie. operations manager) if so desired by an individual. Health insurance offered, matching simple IRA, uniforms, and paid vacation time. Work weeks will be in the 55 to 65 hour range. Send inquiries to info@theCWTgroup.com.  

  26. 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

  27. Holstein Women’s Scholarship

    The Ohio Holstein Women’s Scholarship is dedicated to the Encouragement of deserving and qualified persons with a high school degree and with a dairy background to obtain an Associates, Bachelor’s or Masters Degree, or to start-up and continue in the dairy business. For application eligibility, see this attachment. The application is attached here. Applications are due March 1

  28. Targeting Excellence Scholarship

    The Targeting Excellence Scholarship opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students will be open February 1 to March 1, 2019.  Ohio has been a very active state, funding over $40,000 annually to support students. Check out these awesome scholarship opportunities! The link is:  https://targetingexcellence.org/scholarship_info/. Applications will close on March 1. 

  29. 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 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.  

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. Ohio State Health & Wellness Resources

    Lifebuoy

    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

  34. 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