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Student Newsletter: November 19, 2017

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    Come support the OSU Pre-Veterinary Medical Association!

    Present the attached flyer at Cazuelas Grill on Monday December 4th and a portion of the proceeds will go back to Ohio State’s Pre-Vet Club.

    Must have physical flyer upon payment to participate in the fundraiser. Enjoy tacos and and/or drinks at Cazuelas Grill on N. High Street and support the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association.

  2. Club Calf for Sale

    There is a Shorthorn Plus Steer club calf for sale. The calf was born on February 7, 2017. For pictures and more information, please see the attachment or call 614-282-1154.

  3. Buckeye Parasitology Club

    Buckeye Parasitology Club is accepting new members! This club includes undergraduates, graduate and professional students. Anyone with an interest in parasites (veterinary or human) is welcome to join. For additional information see the OSU Student Club and Organization listing or the club bulletin board in the VMC just south of Subway.

  4. Banner Photo of the Week

    This week's photo is courtesy of Joan Galbraith!

    Have you always wanted your adorable pet to be on the front page of our weekly newsletter? Well now you have your chance!!

    Any animal can be pictured, whether that be a family pet or simply your favorite animal. Submit pictures to the editor, Caroline Cotter, any time before Sunday for the following week's newsletter.

    Parameters of the photo must be 1200 X 260. Feel free to make it seasonal or full of school spirit. Creative efforts will be appreciated and are preferred!

  5. USMARC 2018 Summer Undergraduate Internship Program

    The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), located in Clay Center, Nebraska, will be sponsoring a 2018 Summer Research Internship Program for undergraduate students. They have been exploring opportunities to strengthen ties between scientists at USMARC and faculty, staff, and students at various colleges and universities throughout the country. This program, at the undergraduate level, is an opportunity to guide students into the field of research.

    Below is a link to the USMARC Careers page with information about the 2018 program and the application process, along with the timeline for submission of applications. There are projects representing all research units: Genetics, Breeding, and Animal Health; Meat Safety and Quality; Nutrition & Environmental Management; and Reproduction. An application form, along with a list of supporting documents, can be found at this link: USMARC 2018 Summer Internship Program

    Application packages must be postmarked by February 5, 2018. Letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the advisor or professor to Janel Nierman or mail them to Attn: Janel Nierman, USMARC, PO Box 166, Clay Center, NE 68933. Applications will be considered incomplete if a letter of recommendation is not received.

    Student intern selections and offers will be made by March 16, 2018.

  6. Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship

    Applications are now being accepted for the Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship.
    As the dairies in our market area get more sophisticated, the skills to service their needs as a nutritional consultant increase as well. Their field nutritionists are highly skilled and technologically savvy – built greatly on experience. The challenge for a new college graduate to step into the role of dairy nutritionist and farm consultant is substantial.
    Many graduates welcome additional training after completing a bachelor’s degree to prepare them for future employment in this dairy consulting role. However, the only graduate funds available within a university system are in support of a focused research program.
    Vita Plus is dedicated to helping students prepare for a career in dairy consulting. By working cooperatively with the Department of Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, they can offer a balance of classroom instruction, practical dairy research experience and additional training in an employee-owned feed company. Students selected for this fellowship work side-by-side with both the scientists and instructors at the prestigious University of Wisconsin, but also with the dairy nutritionists at Vita Plus. The student has a college advisor as well as an advisor/mentor at Vita Plus. As a result, the student can not only learn in the classroom and laboratory, but also apply that knowledge in real-life situations on the farm, working with Vita Plus staff. This is a unique opportunity to prepare for a career in dairy consulting.
    The details are on the attachment, but ,in summary, Vita Plus awards a fellowship every two years. They are now recruiting for the sixth student in this program to start in the fall of 2018. The student will attend classes at UW-Madison for three semesters and gain industry experience with Vita Plus on approximately a 35% full-time equivalency basis during the 18-month period. The student will be involved in a dairy science research project.
    Applications must be submitted before February 1, 2018. The selection will be made shortly thereafter.
  7. Dr. Arruda Research Opportunity

    Dr. Andréia Gonçalves Arruda is looking for a graduate student (MS degree) to work on a project related to the use of novel technologies for internal and external swine farm biosecurity. This student must have a Bachelor degree in Animal Science and/ or DVM degree. International students are required to take the GRE and TOEFL exams.
    The ideal candidate is eager to learn, able to work independently, has good communication skills, and is interested in learning more about epidemiology, data analysis and swine management/ health. Someone that likes and is interested in technology would be a strong candidate.
    The starting date would be January 2018. Graduate student to be located in Columbus, Ohio, USA at the Veterinary Preventive Medicine Department, The Ohio State University.
    Interested candidates should contact, Dr.Arruda. For more information, visit this link.

  8. Fellowships for Undergraduate STEM

    Fellowships are available to undergraduate students of junior or senior standing in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field who have successfully completed two years of East Asian language study at the college level. Summer 2018 fellowships are expected to cover $5,000 in tuition and fees and also provide a $2,500 stipend. Academic Year 2018-2019 fellowships are expected to contribute $10,000 towards tuition and fees and also provide a $5,000 stipend. Subject to approval, FLAS fellowships may also be used for foreign language and area studies at other U.S. or foreign institutions. For detailed award guidelines and application procedures, see the link above or attend one of EASC's FLAS information sessions.

    Information sessions will be held in 100 Enarson Classroom Building (2009 Millikin Road)as follows:

    ·         Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    ·         Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    ·         Thursday, November 30, 2017, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    ·         Friday, December 1, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    ·         Monday, December 4, 2017, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    ·         Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Please RSVP to with your name and the date of the session you plan to attend.

    Applications are due Thursday, February 1, 2018Any questions about the East Asian Studies Center FLAS Fellowship program should be directed to Amy Carey.  

  9. COBA/Select Sires Communications/Marketing internship opportunity

    COBA/Select Sires is seeking a Communications/Marketing intern for the summer of 2018. This position will provide a wide range of experiences within the dairy industry and will expose students to all facets of the business including communications, marketing, technican work, cattle evaluation, and sales. For more information on the position and the application, see the attachment. Applications are due January 8th

  10. Hagyard Veterinary Assistant Internship

    Hagyard is currently accepting applications for the Hagyard Veterinary Assistant Internship program.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jamie O’Flynn.

  11. Tyson Foods 2018 Summer Internships

    Tyson R&D Foods is accepting applications to fill 7 internship postions for summer 2018. This internship will provide hands-on experiences and allow individuals to gain mentorship from highly experiences industry professionals. They are looking for Food Science and Meat Science (Animal Science with Meat Science emphasis) undergraduates (who are planning to go to graduate school) and current graduate students. If you are and undergraduate and plan on submitting an application or resume, be sure to include that you plan on going to graduate school. 

    The attached video shows the Tyson Discovery Center in Arizona and will help you understand what the internships will look like. For more information, see the attachment or email Neal Clark.

  12. Dairy Focused Commercial Sales Intern

    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is looking for a summer commercial dairy intern. The intern will be assigned a sales mentor that they will ride with to become acclimated to the sales climate. They will call on direct producers and dealers in the assigned territory and become involved in data collection and market research work. The intern may be assigned a special project to complete during the internship period.

    They are interested in candidates that have a desire to pursue a career in Sales and/or Management that have had exposure to the agricultural field, and are willing to relocate after graduation. Candidates must be at least sophomore status with an overall GPA of 2.8 or higher, have a passion and interest in the feed industry, and are authorized to work within the United States. Candidates must have the ability to lift 50 lbs regularly, manage vehicle confinement for long periods of time, and manage on-the-farm conditions. Successful candidates will have superior verbal and written communication skills and be self-motivated with the ability to manage time and priorities.

    For more information, please see the attachment or email Rich Nisen.

  13. Hilmar Dairy Farm Internship

    Are you interested in a career as a large dairy herd manager? Apply for the Hilmar Dairy Farm Internship.
    Interns develop skills to become a herdsman or dairy manager. This is a paid internship and offers housing and a travel reimbursement.


    • Motivated, hardworking student interested in dairy management in California or Texas
    • Current sophomore, junior or senior in college
    • Major must be dairy science, dairy management, animal science or vet science
    • Availability to work full time during 10 week program
    • Legal right to work in the U.S.
    Program Highlights:
    • Develop Dairy Skills
    • Participate in Group Seminars
    • Learn Employee Relations
    For more information visit our website or email
    Applications due December 11th
  14. CPD Mounted Internship Opportunity

    The Columbus Division of Police is currently looking for students interested in an internship with our Mounted Unit during the Spring Semester. Internships are voluntary, non-paid positions and are intended for students that are seeking academic credit. Due to the confidential nature of their work those students chosen to be considered will receive and be required to complete an in-depth Personal History Questionnaire, undergo a criminal background check and take a polygraph examination.The job duties are listed below:

    • Cleaning horse stalls, barn, turnouts, arenas and horses
    •  Feeding, bathing, saddling horses
    •  Herd management
    • Attend events with the Mounted Unit

    Interested students should send an email to Peyton O'Dell or

  15. Sitz Angus 2018 Internship

    Sitz Angus is looking for two types of interns: ranch and farm. 

    Ranch interns may be involved with feedlot/yard operations, backgrounding, heifer development, maternal herd management, terminal herd management, and summer calving herd management. Interns also may assist with electronic identification, artificial insemination and records management. All interns will receive an introduction to range management and ranch financial management. In addition, the intern will be expected to do seasonal tasks, such as pivot irrigating and meadow haying operations in the fall. 

    Farm interns may be involved with seasonal tasks, including planting, cultivating, pivot irrigation, and haying operations. Interns may also get exposure to crop scouting. All interns will receive an introduction to farm management and farm financial management. 

    Housing is provided for the interns. At one ranch it is a bunkhouse and at the other ranch the housing is a cabin. The typical work schedule is 6 1/2 days on, with one day off. Being horseback is an option, but not a requirement. One ranch is in Harrison, Montana, which is a very small town with limited amount of things to do for fun unless you travel to Bozeman, Montana. The other ranch is in Dillon, Montana which is a college town, so there are many other opportunities for interns to find things to do on their days off.

    Interns are provided access to a vehicle and are paid a salary with bonus potential if they go above and beyond the outlined duties.

    Please email your resume, cover letter, and three references with contact information to Sitz Angus.
    They can be found here on Facebook. 

  16. Dairy Research Internship

    Cargill Animal Nutrition provides customized animal productivity solutions to commercial producers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Rather than focusing on standardized nutrition products, they create customized ingredient blends and management programs to fit each situation. Their research-proven management and nutrition technologies suit the specific needs of a diverse array of customers. All their animal nutrition and management experts offer the scope and creativity to serve the unique needs of each customer.

    As a research intern, students will be responsible for coordinating research trials and collecting data on the health and growth of young calves. Students will learn more about Cargill Animal Nutrition and the wide variety of career opportunities within the business. Challenging projects, along with the chance to interact with various Cargill employees make this a valuable work experience. In addition students will;

    • Work closely with the Nurture Research Center staff and assist with the execution of calf research protocols,
    • Collect samples and data from young dairy calves, including (but not limited to) blood, urine, feces, weight, height and other data,
    • Order research supplies and prepare treatments as outlined by protocol,
    • Enter, organize and manage large data sets,
    • Learn how to plate radial immunodiffusion assays and evaluate passive transfer or immunity,
    • Provide critical input to the research and development team.

    For more information, check out the attached position description or check out the link to the application.

  17. Fort Christopher's Thoroughbreds, LLC

    Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds, LLC is a modern, thoroughbred facility located just 15 minutes from historic Saratoga Racecourse. They are currently accepting applications for multiple seasonal internship opportunities including:
    1.) Summer/Fall Sales Prep Season (June 15th - August), (Sept/Oct program also available)
    2.) Winter/Spring Breeding Season (Jan. 15th - April/May)
    The internships will allow students to actively participate in all aspects of a commercial thoroughbred operation in doing so they have created a great learning environment for those students who are sincere in their desire to secure employment in the horse industry and/or pursue post baccalaureate education in veterinary studies or graduate school.
    All internships are paid opportunities with housing provided.
    As a Breeding intern, students will have exposure to the following:
    Participate in daily horse care and management (horse handling, herd health management, record keeping, working closely with vet in all equine aspects etc.) Participate in foaling, foal watch, night barn checks, mucking stalls and breeding work. Reproductive management of mares and neonatal care. Develop skills in handling and training young horses. Stallion handling. Assist in breeding runs to local/regional breeding farms.
    As a Sales Prep intern, students will have exposure to the following:
    Participate in daily horse care and management (Develop skills in handling and training young horses, herd health management, record keeping, working closely with vet in all equine aspects etc.) Participate in sales preparation which includes: conditioning the equine athlete for public sales, grooming, exercise routines involving round pen work, teaching horses posing/walking. Bloodstock/pedigree analysis and working at sales grounds during sales will be offered to qualified candidate.
    Interested students please contact us to arrange an interview at 518-746-1055 or visit
  18. South Wind Stables Internship Opportunity

    South Wind Stables, 6390 Refugee Rd SW Pataskala, OH 43062 (just off 70 heading east) is looking for 1 or 2 interns who are interested in developing their knowledge and skill in equine management, development and care. South Wind Stables houses 18 horses, has riding trails on 60 acres, and an indoor arena of 80x200

    They have a welcoming and easy going environment that offers the intern the opportunity to become knowledgeable about and engaged in: stable management and practices from customer service viewpoint, and contracts to the financial aspects of the business. Also, the importance of stable housekeeping, working with horses of a wide variety of breeds in basic horsemanship, and dressage, show management ( schooling shows on premises June, July, Aug, Sept) In addition, as part a a well-rounded barn, there will be learning experiences with veterinary care, nutrition, pasture management, farrier, chiropractor, acupuncture, equine behavior and body language, riding, stall cleaning, grooming, client relationships. Yes, you will be cleaning stalls, but there are many other opportunities also.

    Owner/Trainer has earned USEF bronze and silver medals and is USDF “L” Graduate for dressage judge training.

    There is an immediate opening for 1 or 2 interns for flexible day/hours

    Contact for More Information Amy Rothe-Hietter (owner) (614-218-9217)

  19. Variety of Positions with Country View Family Farms

    Country View Family Farms, which is part of the vertically integrated Clemens Food Group, has several open positions that they need to fill. They are hiring a variety of postions, everything from farm technicians, to farm managers, to service managers.

    The ideal candidate should be willing to relocate to Pennsylvania for a position. No experience is necessary, but if you do have former experience with pigs, through 4H or in the meat lab, that would be great. With any questions, please contact Molly Depue. Please send resumes here or apply online

  20. Maplecrest Farms Full-Time Job Opportunity

    This is a rare opportunity for a full time beef herd position in Ohio! The position would be salaried and health care would be provided. Housing is an option if needed. For more information, email Joanie or call 937-763-1198.



  21. Dairy Farm Manager Position

    Keith Marshall with Marshall Farms in Unionville, VA is looking for a farm manager. The herd consists of about 500 cows with robotic milkers and managed in an organic system. For more information, call Keith at 540-604-4794 or email.

  22. Montana Wool Lab Manager/Graduate Assistant

    This is a full-time position/graduate program associated with the activities and mission of the Montana Wool Laboratory at Montana State University. The position pays $40,000/year with full MSU benefits including a partial tuition waiver. This position is an active component of MSU’s sheep research, teaching, and extension programs.

    This person will be responsible for the development and implementation of laboratory services, research, and outreach programs related to the Montana Wool Laboratory and its externally funded research and outreach initiatives. In many cases, this individual will be responsible for performing assigned duties in the absence of direct supervision.

    A BS in animal science or related field is required and an MS preferred. Graduate research associated with this position will be in the area of sheep and wool production. To apply please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial copy of transcripts, and contact information for three references to: Patrick Hatfield, Head Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman Montana. (Ph. 406 994-4850).




  23. Dairy Nutritionist Job Opportunity

    Kalmbach Feeds is looking for a full-time dairy nutirtionist. This is a highly responsible position associated with providing meaningful technical support and growing the dairy nutritional product sales. This position requires an extremely perceptive person, who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels. As unique situations present themselves, the successful candidate must be sensitive to customer needs, corporate goals, team member goodwill, and the public image.

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Provide support to the Sales Team in their efforts to sell and service dairy nutritional products to customers.
    • Provide custom formulation, product development, problem solving, management assistance, research, and total support of dairy customers.
    • Development of new products for general sales as well as for unique customers.
    • Provide regulatory and quality control support to the manufacturing operations as it relates to dairy products and labels

    For more information, please see the attached file or visit their website. Send resumes and inquiries to Jacquie Daniel

  24. DHI Cooperative, Inc.

    DHI Cooperative, Inc. has an immediate need for a Lab Technician in their ELISA lab located in west Columbus. They analyze both milk and blood (serum) samples for pregnancy and disease for cattle and goat/sheep producers. The applicant would need to have a working knowledge of ELISA procedures and pipetting experience. Ag or dairy experience is a plus but not required. Applicant must have reliable transportation and be able to work alone. Hours can be somewhat flexible but will require Monday-Friday attendance.

    If you have questions contact Julee O'Reilly, Laboratory Manager.

  25. PointeOne Full-Time Meat Scientist Job

    PointOne Recruiting Solutions is seeking a full-time Meat Scientist for their client; a large-scale, family owned, custom-formulated, culinary-quality meat producer located south of Chicago. Relocation is available! You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and full benefits package (relocation package if applicable). This company is growing, has a solid reputation due to its product development capabilities and is a great organization from a career perspective.

    The qualified candidate “ideally” should have 3-10 years meat formulation experience, including project management. A Bachelor’s degree in Meat Science or Food Science or similar is a must. The ideal candidate should have enough experience in the field to allow them the confidence to hit the ground running. A strong working knowledge of food service and/or national account restaurant chains would be perfect. This person must be dynamic in their communication skills and be able to develop and strengthen relationships both internally and with customers.

    To apply:

    Email AND cc with the subject “Meat Scientist Illinois". For full details regarding the postion, please see the attached description. 

    They want interactions with candidates to be memorable, so be sure to make your email memorable as well. Tell them about how you match up to the Meat Scientist characteristics and what makes you a wonderful person to have around!

  26. BARK Seasonal Roles

    BARK is what happens when a bunch of crazy dog people turn an obsession into a profession. The office is filled with dogs barking and burping, wrassling and chirping. (And laughter. Lots of laughter!) They are looking for hard-working, dog-loving folks to join the pack and help create wonderful new ways to make dogs happy. Currently, there is an opening on the Customer Experience team. These roles are seasonal to hire so could become regular after the holidays. Check out this link if you are interested:


  27. Program Coordinator III – Dairy Farm Manager

    The Department of Animal Science under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Program Coordinator III – Dairy Farm Manager. The Dairy Farm is a research farm working with external industry partners, vendors, and a diverse group of faculty, and approximately 40 staff and students. The ISU Dairy Farm, is a $15 million complex with an operating budget of approximately $3 million.The job posting is at: 

    The Dairy Farm Manager reports directly to the Animal Science Farm Director. This position is responsible for overall leadership, direction, and management of the ISU Dairy Farm, including the overall herd health and modern and effective production practices for the operation. The Dairy Farm Manager is fully accountable for developing, implementing, and meeting facility safety, quality, environment, cost, and operation plan objectives. Other responsibilities include implementing and assuring alignment with business strategies, processes, and programs to ensure compliance with ISU and regulatory requirements related to: food safety, employee safety, security, environmental, and human resource compliance. 

    This position will collaborate with faculty on a variety of unique research and teaching projects, coordinate details for scientific data collection, and establish appropriate protocols. The manager will also hire and supervise farm employees, and train undergraduate and graduate students in production and research procedures and methods such as data collection, statistical design, and analyses of experience. Further, the position will develop and analyze budgets, make modifications to maximize efficiency, and write reports and summaries relating to data and project activities.

    The successful candidate will possess a high level of business acumen in addition to agriculture knowledge in the area of animal science, veterinary science, and animal husbandry including disease management, nutrition, lactation, behavior, breeding, and genetics. They will be self-motivated and be able to work independently along with working productively in a team setting. Effective written and interpersonal communication skills are critical to effectively interact with diverse staff, faculty, and students. The candidate will have a strong ability to direct and guide employees, be detail-oriented, and possess the ability to manage multiple, ongoing projects.

    All staff members are expected to interact collegiality and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics. The incumbent must have the ability to work variable hours (depending on work load and certain periods of peak times and seasons), which will include weekends and holidays. The duties of this position require travel to different facilities/locations to carry out position responsibilities, and therefore the candidate must have access to transportation.

    Required Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 9 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.


  28. Rascal Animal Hospital

    Rascal Animal Hospital is currently seeking veterinary assistants and RVT’s to join their animal care team!!!

    The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with good communication skills who will be an asset to the team. Ability to balance and complete multiple tasks while working in a high volume, fast paced environment is a must. Applicants desiring either full or part time positions will be considered. Rascal Animal Hospital offers a fast pace work atmosphere, with advancement opportunities, and a competitive pay structure

    They are an AAHA Accredited facility that provides wellness and sick exams, surgeries, diagnostics, hospitalization and 24 hour emergency and critical care. Their mission is to provide high quality care to pets while providing affordable services in an effort to help decrease the number of euthanasias due to financial limitations and to help provide treatment options to caretakers with financial concerns

    Feel free to send resumes to Nicole Thompson, Head RVT.

  29. Full-Time Position with QTest Labs

    Position Overview: The Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) will have the primary responsibility for overseeing the animal husbandry on a day-to-day and study-to-study basis. The LAT will perform daily animal care and daily routine cleaning of labs and offices. Additionally, the LAT will perform study-specific skill sets as required. These skill sets may be, but not limited to, study room set-up, environmental logs, animal logs, shipping and handling, data collection, and quality control of data. The LAT will be trained and signed off on all aspects of the job description, as well as the GLP’s. The LAT is responsible for reading and following all pertinent SOPs related to the job description and facility.

    Essential Job Functions:

    · Husbandry for all animals in the facility, including appropriate environmental conditions.

    · Handling animals to assist in study-related activities.

    · Receiving animals per specific SOP.

    · Maintaining and reviewing accurate animal records.

    · Report any abnormal animal observations to Study Director and Attending Veterinarian in a timely manner.

    · Cleaning and maintaining facility.

    · Full Time and Part time Hours Available.


    Non-essential Job Functions:

    · Maintenance of front office (cleaning, organization, trash, vacuum, etc.).



    · Physical ability to move and lift animals and cages.

    · Able to work with and handle a variety of animal species.

    · Knowledge of computers and software systems (i.e., Excel, Word, Power Point).


    Other Skills/Abilities:

    · Interaction with personnel, vendors, and clients.


    For more information, contact Jay Schmidt at or 614-760-0800.

  30. Available Position for Applied Dairy Nutrition Graduate Research Assistant

    A PhD and/or MS graduate research assistant position(s) is available in Dr. Jackie Boerman’s at Purdue University to pursue projects related to applied dairy cattle nutrition.

    A strong undergraduate (or Master’s degree) with a background in Animal Science, Biology or related majors is required, with some prior research experience preferred. Research will be focused on the presentation of diets impact on intake and production and/or nutritionally manipulating energy partitioning in lactating dairy cattle.

    A strong candidate will have a competitive GPA and GRE score, experience handling dairy cattle, and previous lab experience. Anticipated start date is January, 2018 and/or August, 2018.

    Please contact to be considered for this position. Include in an email your interests and qualifications for the position, your resume/CV, and contact information for 3 academic/professional references. The selected student(s) will enroll in the Department of Animal Sciences graduate program at Purdue University.

  31. Female Scientists Scholarship 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. The Women in Science Scholarship gives one lucky student $500 to help with their tuition.

    Applying for the Scholarship

    Students must apply by April 1, 2018, which gives you plenty of time to submit the quick and easy application. One winner will be chosen based on their free response submissions. To submit an application, visit this page.



  32. CFAES Transcript Designation

    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:

    • Education Abroad or International Student Status
    • Taking a course related to your major or minor (see list) that is international in nature
    • Advanced international learning: A second study abroad, or the second set of 3 credit hours for a program that awards 6+ hours, or participate in an international research project, internship or Service Learning experience, or minor in a program that is international in nature, or prove at least minor-level proficiency in a non-English language
    • Complete the Global Option Capstone course (FAES 4580) at some point after reaching rank 4 (exceptions allowed for special circumstances such as Agriscience Ed students who are not able to take any additional courses their final year)

    The GO application and more information can be found here. With any questions, contact Kelly Newlon.

  33. Animal Sciences Study Abroad

    Reasons to Study Abroad:

    • Earn academic credit. Any study abroad program will help you meet graduation requirements if you plan ahead.
    • Build your knowledge about animals and how different cultures care for and use them.
    • Gain cross-cultural awareness to better understand the role of the U.S. in the global animal industry.
    • Learn about people and their different perspectives.
    • Invest in yourself by showing that you value other cultures and that you are academically curious

    Short Term Opportunities:

    Spain: Human and Animal Interactions December 15-23

    Northern Germany and Netherlands: Europe (various locations) Equestrian Studies - Animal Sciences (spring 2018) March 9-18

    South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior & Welfare (summer 2018)

    For a complete list of CFAES programs, check here. If you have any questions about the programs that we offer, contact Ms. Kelly Newlon, Agricultural Administration Bldg., Room 100. 614-688-4144

  34. Advanced Behavior and Training Class

    Attention Students! Do you have riding experience and are you interested in learning how to start a horse under saddle? Then, AS2401 Advanced Behavior and Training might be the class for you. You will be assigned a horse for the semester to train and ride through the Buckeye Bonanza Horse Sale in April.

    If interested, please contact Dan Rhodeback.

  35. OSU Commuter Mentoring Program

    Are you a first year commuter student interested in making new friends? The commuter mentoring program is offered to first year commuter students and helps them engage more with campus activities and have an overall better experience at OSU. Commuter liaisons serves as a resource for mentees to go to with all questions and concerns, as well as, connects mentees with campus resources and events while providing regular check-ins and reflections with mentees.

    Program includes

    • Weekly email updates
    • Bi-weekly one on one meetings with commuter liaisons
    • Monthly group events on campus and around the Columbus area

    For more information, visit their website or call their office at 614-292-0100. Don't hesitate to email or call with any questions! If you are interested in joining the Commuter Mentoring Program, please email

  36. Undergraduate TA opportunities

    The Department of Animal Sciences is accepting applications for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for Spring semester 2018! Responsibilities of the position will vary depending on the course assigned and the applicant’s experience. Duties may include grading assistance, student support such as office hours and/or course review sessions, and preparation and assistance with laboratory sessions.  Acceptance for these positions will be based on previous course work, GPA, and letter of intent. Students can earn 1-2 credits of Professional Development (ANIMSCI 3488 or MEATSCI 3488). 

    Applications are due December 1. For more information, please visit the link.

  37. University Mental Health Resources

    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. Students can push 2 to reach a mental health counselor at any time.

    CCS has suspended onsite and in person services, including those at embedded locations, through at least May 3, 2020.  You are still able to connect with a counselor  for a 30 minute phone or video consultation using Carmen Zoom or Skype. These consultations are offered 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday in order to check in with students, problem solve, and offer support.  Students will need to share their address/location at the time of the call.

    Students can access many self-help tools that are available on the CCS website at . The CCS COVID-19 updates page linked to the website is a great resource. On that page, students will find helpful coping skills such as the mental health strategies video series. This time that can be difficult for many. All students are encouraged to check that out.

    This link also contains some great information for coping right now:

    If you encounter a suspected emergency situation with any student during this time, crisis support is available by calling CCS at 614-292-5766. If this happens with the student remotely located, please try to get as much contact information about the student such as name, phone number, OSU dot #, and address where they are currently located. If you suspect safety is at risk or compromised at that time for the student or anyone they are with, please call 9-1-1. They will help immediately regardless of where the student is physically located. After you have done one of the steps above, please let me know of the situation so that follow up contact attempts can be made with the student. Please make sure to provide me with the best way to reach you right now too.

    This is an unusual time for all of us. Please practice good self-care, social distancing, and stay safe. Additional information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available at . Faculty and Staff should also remember our OSU Employee Assistance Program is still available by contacting 614-292-4700 or 800-678-6269.

    A full list of available counselors in the college can be found here

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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!