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Student Newsletter: March 13, 2018

Hope you're having a great Spring Break!

Apologies that the Sunday newsletter became a Tuesday newletter... I had a series of computer problems. 

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  1. Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson's disease.

  2. Beginning in the next admissions cycle (Fall 2018), Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine will not require the GRE.


  1. The ladies of Alpha Sigma Upsilon are hosting a donation drive during the month of March for a local women’s shelter organization, YWCA. They are in need of personal hygiene items, infant care items, new clothes of all sizes, cleaning supplies, and any other essential items.

  2. Pet lover? Vegan? Scientist? Meat enthusiast? Environmentalist? Farmer? Animal rights activist? You all have a perspective. Bring your perspective to the table.

  3. There is a job shadowing opportunity for students on March 23 from 9AM-4:30PM. RSVP on Hireabuckeye under 'Workshops' by March 16.

  4. Attend a Mock Interview with Columbus Zoo on Friday, April 6. Experience an in person interview and receive personalized feedback and advice on your interview skills. All mock interviews take place in the CFAES Library.

  5. Join us for an adventure on Thursday, April 12 for the 65th CFAES Celebration of Students (formerly known as the CFAES Recognition Program)!

  6. Let’s discuss the film “Okja”! Are the messages in “Okja” accurate? Do they damage the reputation of farmers and livestock producers? Join Citation Needed and an expert animal scientist for an engaging discussion about this film.

  7. Pharmacy Career Services is pleased to invite you to attend their first annual Employer Showcase event on Wednesday, April 4 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Biomedical Research Tower room 115.

  8. 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.


  1. North American Meat Institute is looking for a summer intern. Ideally, a highly motivated upper level undergraduate or graduate student interested in a career in the meat industry and policy.

  2. Do you enjoy working with horses? Do you have free time during the week and want to get paid? Stone's Throw Farm is a small equestrian boarding and lesson facility between Dublin and Powell, right next to Sawmill Road.

  3. AIARD is pleased to announce that the application for the 2018 Future Leaders Forum (FLF) is now available!  As part of the annual Future Leaders Forum (FLF)  in Washington, DC, fellows attend the annual AIARD conference and additional programming just for Future Leaders.

  4. Twisted Arrow Farms is currently seeking college students with equine experience to intern at their facilities in Marysville, Ohio. As an assistant barn manager, students will be required to help manage and maintain a 29 acre facility that currently houses 20 horses with room for more.

  5. A family owned farm is seeking a multitasker, utility minded person that is particularly interested in innovative use of a farm. The dairy operations consist of approx. 80 registered B/W and Red and White Holsteins with a few Brown Swiss.

  6. There are two internships open with the US Trotting Association! Interns will perform tasks related to the gathering, compilation, and dissemination of racing and breeding data for the USTA, its members and customers.

  7. The OSU/ATI Dairy Farm has internship opportunities available at the farm outside Wooster, Ohio. The internship will be available from May through August and would be most suitable for those completing their Freshmen and Sophomore years. The internship will focus on the day to day application of

  8. A barn management internship position is available. The company is looking for equestrian students of any and all disciplines. Applicants must have good work ethic, be able to work on a schedule, and have reliable transportation.

  9. Best Angus and Quarter Horses is a purebred registered Angus operation in the beautiful, rugged badlands of western North Dakota at Elkhorn Creek Ranch, 15 miles southeast of Watford City in McKenzie County. They have multiple paid internship opportunities lasting from May to August.

  10. Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways.


  1. OSU is looking for motivated, self-driven and productive student to start Masters' of Science program in the 2018 Autumn semester. The position is fully-funder (tuition covered plus stipend) and is focused on economic modeling of dairy farms.

  2. Dr.Dianna Bourassa is looking for a Masters level student that would be interested in working in the area of poultry welfare during stunning and/or euthanasia. Dr.


  1. If you love animals and are passionate about helping pets and people, and want to grow with a veterinary hospital that focuses on providing excellent medical care to family pets, this position may be perfect for you!

  2. There is a Veterinary Technician position opening at the Chagrin Fall Veterinary Center and Pet Clinic!

  3. There is a positon opening for Director of Farm Operations.

  4. Southern Swiss Dairy, LLC is a family owned Grade A creamery located in Waynesboro, GA, built and opened in January 2010. Our creamery’s products are non-homogenized and include fluid milk, ice cream and butter.

  5. Central/Select Sires has a full-time area sales manager position available! The area sales manager will experience a career with East Central/Select Sires, the industry leader in genetics, reproduction, and product solutions for dairy and beef producers.

  6. Bookmark Farms is looking for full time barn and maintenance help. The position includes cleaning and bedding stalls, general maintenance and upkeep, dragging rings, and other misc. duties as needed. Possible management opportunities are available for qualified persons!

  7. Job Position: Assistant Manager   Description: Modern calf raising and heifer feedlot facility seeking management assistance in Fresno, CA with 30,000 head facilities and 100 employees.   Requirements:


  1. The Stark County Dairy Promoters Scholarship Fund based with The Stark Community Foundation, Canton, Ohio, has helped students for 26 years.

  2. Tomorrow's dairy leaders are here today, in classrooms, 4-H clubs, FFA chapters, and on dairy farms across the country. National Dairy Shrine's task is to encourage, stimulate, and inspire them.

  3. The National Dairy Board has multiple scholarships available to sophmore-senior dairy students and students in the dairy club. Eleven scholarships worth $2,500 each will be awarded. Additionally, the NDB awards a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr.

  4. The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year. A copy of the application form is attached. This year, they

  5. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is now accepting applications for its National Dairy Leadership Scholarship Program. Each year, NMPF allocates monies toward scholarships for the purpose of supporting graduate students actively pursuing dairy-related fields of research that will

  6. The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry will be offering three awards for the Summer of 2018. Please visit the links below for more information! If you have questions, please contact the office via email. These awards include:

  7. All students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to fill out the College Scholarship Application for the 2018-19 academic year.

  8. is excited to share a new scholarship offered to female students pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, biology, physical science, social science, chemistry, or physics. hopes to promote both educational opportunities and achievement for women in science.


  1. CFAES has a new transcript designation available to recognize student efforts to internationalize their OSU experience. This new designation is called the Global Option (GO).

    The CFAES GO has four basic components:

  2. Have you been dreaming about going to Ireland? This is your opporitunity! There will be a study abroad trip to Ireland over winter break 2018. Students will compare the roles of animals in two societies, study how our views of animals are impacted, and expand their understanding of animals.

  3. Have you ever wanted to see Scotland? This may be your opportunity!

  4. Reasons to Study Abroad:


  1. The Department of Animal Sciences is accepting applications for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for Autumn semester 2018.  Responsibilities vary depending on the course assigned and the applicant’s experience. Duties may include grading assistance, student support such as office hours and/or

  2. The Animal Science Community Alliance (ASCA) is a leadership group comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Department of Animal Sciences.

  3. Are you interested in learning more about an area of food and agriculture? Would you like to build a larger network within the industry and with other students nationwide? Then you should apply for an AFA Leader Institute! AFA has a broad range of programs, including:


  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

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