Student Newsletter : March 2, 2020

  1. CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum


    CFAES is inviting you to attend the Undergraduate Research Forum. This event will take place March 24th from 1:00-3:00 in the 4-H Center.  

  2. Goat Yoga

    The Human-Animal Interactions Club is hosting Goat Yoga on Thursday March 26 from 5:30-6:30pm or 7:00-8:00pm in collaboration with Harrison Farm. Preregistration is required and can be completed by clicking below. The flyer can be found here

    To Register Click Here

  3. Buckeyes In Your Corner March Event


    On March 18th, the 2020 Meat Judging Team and Meat Science Club will offer another evening program of Buckeyes In Your Corner. This semester the main topic will entail “what you need” intended to focus on topics outside of the cookie cutter approach in assisting students. 

    For more information, see attached.

    Date: March 18th
    Location: Animal Science 111
    Dinner time: 6.30pm – 7.00pm (free)
    Start time: 7.00pm
    End time: 7.45pm

  4. Human Animal Interaction Business Panel

    Join a panel of specialists as they discuss the roles that marketing and operations management play in human animal interactions. The event will be held March 19th at 6:00 pm in the Fisher College. To view the flyer, see here

  5. 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! 

  6. New Internship Requirements


    Students are no longer permitted to conduct and receive credit for an internship while not also simultaneously enrolled in a course related to the work for which they will earn credit (e.g., interning over the summer and taking ANIM SCI 3191 class the following Autumn). Failure to comply with this university requirement could risk loss of grants, funding, and scholarships, as well as expose the student to risk without access to university student services.  Moving forward, all students will be required to enroll in FAES 3191, 0 credit hours, during the term that you are completing your internship requirement.  In other words, if you are completing an internship over the summer, you will need to enroll in FAES 3191 during the summer term.  This courses is graded S/U and is 0 credit hours; although there is not a cost for tuition at 0 credit hours, there will be fees associated.  This does not take the place of enrolling in ANIM SCI 3191 or MEAT SCI 3191.  Students will need to enroll in the respective departmental 3191 course either at the time of internship experience or within a year afterwards for academic credit.  

    To enroll in this course, fill out the attached form and have it signed by your academic advisor. 

  7. 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. 

  8. Animal Science Community Alliance Application

    The Animal Science Community Alliance (ASCA) is an undergraduate leadership team involved in the recruitment of high school students, peer mentorship through the ANIM SCI 2700 course and the Cristo Rey Columbus HS Science Club, and planning and implementation of retention and community-building events like Back to School Bash and the ANSCI Winter Mixer. If you’re passionate about making a difference in the community around you, consider applying to the team.  Membership qualifications, expectations and application process are attached Applications are due Sunday, March 22nd!

  9. REACH Training

    REACH© is the name of the OSU suicide prevention gatekeeper training program designed to help the OSU community prevent suicide by teaching faculty, staff, and students how to: Recognize warning signs, Engage with empathy, Ask about suicide, Communicate hope, and Help suicidal individuals access care and treatment. Students, staff, and faculty who attend this training will be certified suicide prevention gatekeepers and will receive an official certificate, as well as a pin, to display their achievements.

    Every semester, OSUSPP offers open trainings in which students, staff, and faculty can pre-register for and attend. OSUSPP has pre-chosen the dates, times, and locations for these open trainings.  

    We believe that suicide prevention is a shared campus responsibility and we hope that you all will help build a campus culture of care by spreading the word about these trainings, as well as attending one yourself. To pre-register for an open training or to schedule a group training, please follow the link copied below. The flyer can be found here.

  10. 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

  11. 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:

  12. OPA Internship

    The Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) is a non-profit statewide trade organization representing more than 600 Ohio egg, chicken, and turkey farmers. Interns can expect to assist in the planning and execution of annual fundraisers, community outreach events, promotional activities, poultry producer education, and meetings, and work with various social media outlets to engage consumers and promote poultry products. Qualified students must currently be an enrolled college student pursuing a degree/major applicable to the Ohio poultry industry. More information on the internship and how to apply can be found here

  13. Dreams on Horseback Internship

    Dreams on Horseback, a horse-partnered learning center in Blacklick, Ohio, is looking for unpaid summer interns to assist with programs, provide horse care, and co-lead camp activities. The candidate should be energetic, able to lift 25 lbs., and be comfortable working with people with special needs. Training as a side-walker/leader in accordance with the requirements outlined by PATH International is mandatory and will be provided. Dreams on Horseback encourages those interested in equine-business, therapeutic riding instruction, or special ed to apply. Previous horse experience helpful. Interested applicants may apply at the following link:

  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 are seeking 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 assistance will be given to candidates to find housing.  

    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. 

    They ask that candidates send a resume, a letter of recommendation and a cover letter by close of business on Friday, March 27th to the Rebecca Mackey at

  15. Clintonville Animal Hospital

    Clintonville Animal Hospital is currently looking for a full-time or part-time Licensed Veterinary Technician or someone currently in an accredited Veterinary Technician Program to join the team of professional and fun individuals.

    Applicants must be passionate about providing high-quality patient care and an exceptional customer experience, have a strong ability to multi-task while being both efficient and thorough, and be well-spoken and approaches his/her job duties in a mature nature. 

    For more information and instruction on how to apply, see here

  16. Ayrshire Breeders' Association Internship

    Ayrshire Breeders' Association office in Columbus, OH is looking for an intern. The internship will be full-time and last 10-12 weeks. The compenstation is hourly and you must provide your own transportation and housing. 

    For more information, see attached. 

    Application Deadline: March 30, 2020

  17. Aptimmune Biologics Project Manager Intern

    Aptimmune Biologics is looking for a Project Manager Intern. Aptimmune Biologics specializes in developing revolutionary mucosal intranasal vaccines that provide unsurpassed efficacy against the viral diseases most costly to the swine industry. 

    The Project Manager will be responsible for assisting the successful implementation & evaluation of Barricade™ Vaccine Programs within key customers of Aptimmune Biologics over the course of twelve weeks.

    Ideal applicants are Undergraduate or College of Veterinary Medicine students with interests in Swine Production Management or Veterinary Science seeking a rewarding internship experience. 

    For more information, see attached

  18. 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
  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. Welfare Auditor

    EarthClaims, LLC is currently hiring a contract auditor(s) to perform animal welfare auditing. Someone in Iowa or Nebraska is preferred, but mid-west is also fine. These positions are completely home-based which offers plenty of flexibility so long as you're willing to travel. Follow the link here for more information on the position and how to apply. 

  24. Beef Cattle Field Specialist

    There is now a position opening as a Beef Cattle Field Specialist. The individual in this position has the responsibility of developing and stewarding a tripartite partnership between Department of Animal Sciences, field-based Extension professionals, and representatives of the beef industry to respond to the ever-changing needs of beef producers. The roles will include planning and organizing learning experiences for producers, industry representatives, and the public that respond to contemporary industry issues and needs in the areas of animal care and welfare, marketing, and forage. More information can be found here.

    For complete position description and online application instructions, please go to and search by Job Opening Number 457921.  To assure consideration you must apply by March 22, 2020

  25. Dairy Records Management System Position

    Dairy Records Management Systems is looking for an individual to provide customer service and technical support from Ames, Iowa. The applicant must be eager to work with a team to determine issues and identify common support issues. 

    Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree in Dairy/Animal Science or an Associate's Degree with Dairy knowledge and experience. 

    To view the application process and get more information, see attached. 

  26. National Dairy Promotion and Research Board Scholarship

    The application period for the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB) scholarship is now open!  New this year, students will be expected to fill out an on-line application.  A link to the scholarship application can be found here.  

    Applications are being accepted for college scholarships that are awarded by America’s dairy farmers and importers through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB). Eleven scholarships worth $2,500 each will be awarded, in addition to a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to one outstanding recipient. NDB funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), which manages the national dairy checkoff program. Undergraduate students in their sophomore through senior year for the 2020-21 academic school year and majoring in one of the following fields are eligible: communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science and agriculture education. 

    Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, and demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity. Candidates must complete an application form, submit an official transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences.

    Applications can be found at

    Completed applications must be received no later than May 22, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Questions about the program can be submitted to

    Students should direct questions about the scholarship to


  27. Stark County Community Foundation Scholarship

    The Stark County Dairy Promoters Scholarship Fund based with the Stark Community Foundation, Canton, Ohio, has helped students since 1990. This year students will be vying for scholarships up to $5,000.

    Criteria for this scholarship include: 

    1. Students whose permanent address is in Stark County, Ohio 
    2. are pursuing 2 or 4 year college level study in dairy science, animal science, human nutrition, food science, or veterinary medicine; 
    3. have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; 
    4. have demonstrated financial need. 

    Deadline for the applications to be submitted is April 15.

    Applications can be downloaded from the Foundation website at:

    Applications are to be returned to the Stark Community Foundation and the address found within. If there are any questions, please call the Stark Community Foundation, 330-454-3426, or Barbara Shoemaker, Dairy Scholarship Committee, 330-823-7308.


  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. 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.  

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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!

  34. 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

  35. 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