Student Newsletter : January 6, 2020

  1. CFAES T-Shirt Sale

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

  2. 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

  3. Equine Positions

    Equine Operations Assistant – Immediate Opening 
    -Utilize Horse Farm Management database and tablet software for horse health record upkeep including entering treatment sheets and any notes from veterinary procedures 
    -Act as liaison between farm managers and veterinarians by scheduling medical procedures and assisting with appointments. 
    -Maintain and update client and horse information as required. 
    -Office and on the farm position 
    -Keeping inventory and stocking meds in barns 
    -Assist with foal veterinary care ie. Run fluids, treat meds, etc. 
    Please email resume to Elizabeth Snellings at

    Spendthrift Farm is looking for a seasonal Booking Secretary/Assistant. Qualified candidate will assist Spendthrift’s Booking department with all aspects of the job through the 2020 breeding season. Horse Farm Management experience is a must, as well as attention to detail amidst a faced paced environment. Pay commensurate with experience. Please apply in person at 884 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511 or via email to

    Urgently need an exercise rider & groom in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Housing available. Please call 972-877-9676

    Customer Service & Ticket Sales Operators 
    They are seeking energetic, detail-oriented, positive individuals to assist with online ticket sales, customer service, and ticket order fulfillment in our Lexington-based call center. Ticket sales will be for the 37th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred horseracing’s year-end Championships! This position will run mid-January through March 2020. Flexible schedules, Monday through Friday are available. Office hours 
    are 8:30am – 6pm, Monday through Friday. Some weekend shifts will be needed. Computer/Internet experience necessary. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is beneficial. Pay: $12.00/hour 
    Please email resume to: 
    Deadline to apply: January 10, 2020.

  4. National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame


    Overview - This position is for a full-time exempt employee who will be responsible for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s 46,000 square foot facility and reports to the Director on major building issues while supporting all Museum departments. The Facilities Manager plays a central role facilitating necessary communication among all staff members regarding daily operation and any departmental events or project needs. This position includes overseeing the museum building maintenance, repair, alterations, utility operations, fire/security and building services including audio/visual, communications and elevator. The position involves coordinating and supporting a variety of museum operating activities including set up and alteration of spaces for Museum exhibitions and retail store operations, special events and fundraisers and museum rentals.

    * Supervise and schedule all maintenance staff for daily operations, special events and facility rentals. 
    Conduct interviews and hire maintenance staff as needed 
    * Perform and supervise cleaning and maintaining of the facility, including exhibit galleries, conference room, restrooms, public areas and parking lots. 
    * Basic painting, plumbing, and carpentry. 
    * Manage the Mahoney Fire and Alarm System for the Museum, including reporting when the alarm signals. 

    Monitor and maintain the camera security system. 
    * Set up and break down for all Museum special events, including planning as needed. 
    * Operate floor scrubber and carpet cleaner. 
    * Maintain exterior cleanliness and landscaping. 
    * Snow removal and salting of walks. 
    * Work with the Curator on exhibit installation, interactive displays and construction. 
    * Monitor HVAC controls for the Museum and its collections. 
    * Conduct daily inspections of facility spaces to ensure high standards of appearance and readiness are maintained. 
    * Respond to all building system failures. Diagnose their cause and supervise all activities required to restore proper operation. 
    * Coordinate and work with outside vendors 
    *Manage all vendor contracts associated with structure maintenance and operations, including custodial, fire detection and protection, elevators, HVAC, security, audio/visual, electrical, and mechanical. 
    * Plan for and supervise building structure and service systems repair, alteration, and upgrade projects. 
    * Manage the inventory of supplies required by building maintenance and operating activities. 
    * Coordinate with other Museum staff to minimize the impact of building maintenance and operations activities upon Museum functions. 
    * Assist in exhibit changes and installation as needed: patching and painting of walls; assembly and movement of display racks, pedestals and supports. 
    * Manage daily opening and closing of the building among the Maintenance staff including a daily schedule for turning gallery interactives on before the Museum opens and turning them off when the Museum closes. 
    * Other duties as assigned. 

    • Minimum 5 years experience in Facility management, building operations, managing others or similar relevant experience. 
    • Requires high school diploma. 
    • Must be flexible to work long or unusual hours, including holidays and weekends. 
    • Must be able to climb stairs or ladder. 
    • Ability to respond quickly to urgent security, building service and utility failures. 
    • Physical dexterity required to access remote spaces (roof, ceiling crawl spaces, etc.) as well as ability to lift fifty pounds and move items of various weights and sizes 
    • Familiarity with computer-based project management systems and/or willing to learn 
    • Experience with plumbing, electric, carpentry preferred 
    • Interest in the visual arts and museum environments. 
    • Strong collaborative attitude and attention to detail. 
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently and organize effectively 
    • Excellent listening skills and ability to consider ideas of others 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

    • 401K plan fully funded by employer 
    • Cell Phone fully paid by employer 
    • Health Insurance (partially paid by employer) 

    Please send resume to: 
    National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 
    Att. Jennifer Rickman 
    191 Union Avenue 
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 
    email to:

  5. Mill Ridge Farm

    Equine and Sales Representative

    The Equine and Sales Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day administration of the sales business as well as the on-farm and off-farm bloodstock. This role has two distinct seasons. During Breeding Season, this position will book in-bound and out-bound mares, as well as provide supporting communication to management, farms, and clients. With the Sales Season, this position will focus on recruitment, execution, and management of the Mill Ridge Sales consignment. Throughout the year, this position is also responsible for on-going horse administration in Horse Farm Management.


    • Book on-farm broodmares to stallions, including scheduling vanning 
    • Book off-farm broodmares to on-farm stallions 
    • Record and maintain records on all breeding activity both on and off farm 
    • Obtain, record, and maintain records on all foaling activity 
    • Generate and distribute all related reports

    • Assist with auction recruitment 
    • Manage and administrate sales consignment 
    • Assist with sales targeting of individual horses 
    • Assist team with prep strategy and execution 
    • Various sale related responsibilities during season

    • Maintain health and registration records for all bloodstock 
    • Record horse arrivals and departures 
    • Prepare lists for blacksmith, vaccinations, and other routine procedures 
    • Input procedures as needed 
    • Monitor and oversee health tablet check in from farm employees 
    • Transmit vet procedures to Hagyard Equine Medical 
    • Complete all nominations and registrations 
    • Maintain inventory and pricing for drugs, procedures, and supplies 
    • Serve as liaison with bloodstock insurance agencies 
    • Assist with review of monthly billing 
    • Prepare, assist with and send client reports

    - Background in the thoroughbred industry 
    - Horse Farm Management 
    - Strong verbal and written communication skills 
    - Excel, Word and Outlook 
    - Highly organized

    Please have submit your resume and cover letter to Sarah at Mill Ridge at

  6. Certified Angus Beef Scholarship

    Each year the Certified Angus Beef ® brand gives $33,500 in scholarships to college students demonstrating commitment to the beef community. 

    Applications are due January 17 and winners will be named by March 2020. There's one graduate scholarship and five undergraduate awards. These are hefty scholarships that will make a significant difference to the students who receive them.

    Here is the link to apply:

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.  

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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