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Student Newsletter : March 8, 2020
Welcome to Week 30!
NEWS & EVENTS
ACADEMIC DATES & INFO
LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS
FULL-TIME JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
Buckeyes In Your Corner March Event
EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
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
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.
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!
New Internship Requirements
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.
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!
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.
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.
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: www.tinyurl.com/DOHIntern
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 email@example.com
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.
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
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.
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
Applications, resume, and cover letter to be sent to Katie Kefalos (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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.
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 www.jobsatosu.com and search by Job Opening Number 457921. To assure consideration you must apply by March 22, 2020.
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.
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 www.dairy.org/about-dmi/scholarship-program
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 email@example.com
Students should direct questions about the scholarship to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: http://www.starkcommunityfoundation.org/.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For questions or additional information feel free to contact us at 614-292-3314 or 800-635-8944.
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
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
Job Search Sites
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.
Hireabuckeye (the CFAES Job Database)
Continental Search (Specific for Animal Agriculture)
Federation of Animal Science Societies (Mostly Higher-Education Animal Science Positions)