Student Newsletter : January 19, 2020

  1. Celebration of Students Program

    Applications and nominations are now open for awards presented at the 2020 Celebration of Students Program on April 9. Complete information is available at Nominations and applications are due Monday, February 10, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.


    Student Awards:

    • Jill A. Pfister Outstanding First-Year Student Scholarship – open for student organizations to nominate those first-year students (freshmen or transfer) who have made meaningful contributions to a student club or organization.
    • Ray A. Miller Council Scholarship – open to members of the CFAES Student Council (student organization representatives or academic major delegates) who have demonstrated leadership in their contributions to Council and other campus organizations.
    • Internship Awards - one award is offered in each CFAES academic units, including ATI. Eligible to students who have completed at least a 10-week internship experience during Spring, 2019, Summer, 2019, or Autumn, 2019.
    • Outstanding Student Employee – open to all undergraduate students who work for CFAES academic units, OARDC, or OSU Extension. Up to two awards are presented.


    Student Organization Awards:

    • New Activity Award – recognizes a new project within a CFAES student organization – see the application form for additional details.
    • Student Organization Excellence Awards – recognizes notable accomplishments of CFAES student organizations (including SENR and ATI) in the following areas:
      • (1) leadership/professional development
      • (2) community engagement
      • (3) collaboration
      • (4) active citizenship
      • (5) supporting the mission of CFAES
    • Student Organization of the Year Award – recognizes one student organization that excels in at least three of the five areas previously mentioned.


    Faculty/Staff Awards

    • Outstanding Service to Students – students can nominate CFAES faculty and staff who particularly support students or student organizations.
    • Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Mentor – students can nominate their academic advisor/mentor (either a faculty or staff member) for their excellence in serving students.


    If you have questions, contact Dr. Marilyn Trefz at or 614-915-1150.

  2. Spring Career Expo

    Searching for a full-time job or summer internship? Interested in who hires students from our college? Want to practice your networking skills? The Career Expo is right around the corner on February 11! See all the registered employers here and check back often as many new ones will be registering in this month. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on new information.

  3. CFAES Embedded Counselor

    Did you know CFAES has an embedded clinical counselor who works primarily with students in our college: David L. Wirt, M.Ed., LPCC-S?

    David is available for new and returning CFAES students by calling 614-292-5766. Please mention when calling you are a student in CFAES and want to schedule with him. If you have questions, you may email Dave at . More information about counseling at CFAES is located at and at

  4. Academic Affairs: Deadlines & Updates


    • 2nd Friday (January 17) is the last day to add a class without petitioning/a course late-add fee (instructor permissionis required to add a course throughout the second week)
    • 4th Friday (January 31) is the last day to: 
      • Drop a course without receiving a “W” on your record
      • Drop a course using online registration (for returning students; new freshman/transfer students should contact a College Academic Counselor to drop a course)
      • Register for Audit or Pass/Non-Pass options for a course
      • Submit a Grade Forgiveness Petition form (must already be registered for the repeated course)
    • 10th Friday (March 20) is the last day to:
      • Drop a course using the Course Permission Form without a petition. Note: Courses dropped will show a “W” on your record.


    The deadlines above refer to full-term classes. View the University Registrar’s website for a full detailed list of academic dates and deadlines for all sessions. Call 614-292-6891 if you need an appointment with a CFAES College Academic Counselor.

  5. CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum

    The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is calling for abstracts for the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum, scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, in the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Participation in this event will prepare students for the OSU Spring Undergraduate Research Festival. Students enrolled in any undergraduate degree program in CFAES and the School of Environment and Natural Resources are invited to participate, provided they have a cumulative GPA ≥ 2.5 and are engaged in supervised research projects in the area of their major.

    If a research project is ongoing and will not be completed by March 1, a research-in-progress summary may be submitted in lieu of an abstract.

    • Research that has been presented in another venue is welcome
    • By submitting an abstract, the student agrees to present the research at the Forum.
    • Final presentations are in the form of poster presentations and will be judged by faculty
    • Abstracts must be submitted online at until Friday, January 24, 2020.

    Further information may be obtained by contacting Pat Whittington ( or Susie Sheller ( in the College office, 100 Ag Administration Building, (614) 292-3590.

  6. CFAES T-Shirt Sale

     CFAES Student Council is selling t-shirts that would make great holiday gifts! See the information here

  7. 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

  8. Nestlé Purina Quality Assurance Management Development Program

    With our search for 2020 Management Development Associates well underway, we are seeking seniors and recent college graduates to apply for our Quality Assurance Management Development Program.  This is a full-time, entry-level rotational program offering robust exposure to all of our critical factory functions, and provides a fast track to a management role in Quality Assurance on the manufacturing side of our business. 

    More information on the position can be found here

  9. Science Fair Judges Needed

    The Ohio Soybean Council is seeking judges to evaluate youth science fair projects at 17 district science fairs across Ohio on Saturdays in March. Judges will receive a stipend for a couple hours of judging, have their mileage reimbursed, and will be oriented through a virtual training. Please complete the form at the following link if you are interested by Tuesday, January 21

    Contact Dustin Homan at with questions.

  10. Undergraduate Research

    Funding is available to students studying in animal sciences or a related discipline to conduct research with faculty located in Columbus and at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio.  Applicants must commit to full-time research over a 10 week period during summer 2020 and participate in the CFAES undergraduate research forum spring semester 2021.  The deadline is February 1, 2020

    For additional information on available positions and application visit:

  11. OSU Veterinary Medicine Center Postions

    OSU's Veterinary Medical Center has several veterinary tech and assistant positions available now. Apply at and search "veterinary". 

    For more information, see here

  12. 2020 American Angus Association Internship

    Applications are now open to apply for the American Angus Association, Angus Media and Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) 2020 summer internships. These ten-week, paid internships provide hands-on, real-life opportunities in the Angus business. 

    These internships are valuable in helping students build their specific skill sets, but also, they are an opportunity to extend their professional network. Interns at Angus are assigned responisbilities and guided along to help ensure success. 

    Four internships are offered:

    Angus Media: This writing-intensive opportunity offers the chance to participate in producing publications, including the Angus Journal, Angus Beed Bulletin, editorial websites, social media, and more. The internship can be tailored to the intern's strengths, but many duties can be anticipated, including traveling to industry events. Experience in news and feature writing, editing, and photography are strongly suggested. 

    Communications: From print stories to video scripts, photography, graphic design and more, the communications intern will truly gain valuable agricultural communications experience. Applicants should have strong writing and design skills and have completed coursework in news and feature writing, editing and design. Experience in photography, video and social media would be beneficial. 

    Events and Education: The intern will assist in planning and executing youth events hosted by the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA), including preparations, correspondence and coordination for junior shows and events. Applicants should be a self-starter detail-oriented and outgoing with the ability to work well with others. Livestock and event planning experience is a plus but not required. Travel to the 2020 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference and other events is expected. 

    AGI: Students pursuing their master's degree or Ph.D. in animal breeding and genetics should apply for the AGI summer internship. The intern will have the apportunity to work with one of the world's largetst beef genomic databases. The internship will be focused on research that involves data analysis, so candidates should have experience in analyzing animal breeding data sets and genomic data. 

    Students interested in applying should send a resume, cover letter, and references to careers@angus.ord by Feb 1, 2020. 

    More information can be found here

  13. COBA Internship

    COBA/Select Sires is now accepting applications for the 2020 Communication and Marketing Internship.

    The full description for the internship can be found here.

    The application can be found here

    Resumes, cover letters and applications are due by January 17, 2020 to

  14. Nestlé Purina Position

    With their search for 2020 Management Development Associates well underway, Nestle Purina is seeking seniors and recent college graduates to apply for their Quality Assurance Management Development Program.  

    This is a full-time, entry-level rotational program offering robust exposure to all of their critical factory functions, and provides a fast track to a management role in Quality Assurance on the manufacturing side of their business.

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.  

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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

  23. 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