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Student Newsletter: November 7, 2016

In This Issue:

ACADEMIC DATES & INFO

CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS

INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS

FULL-TIME JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION

LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

HELPFUL RESOURCES

  1. Advanced Behavior and Training Class!

    Attention Students!
    Do you have riding experience and are you interested in learning 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.

  2. Animal Science Intangibles Course

    Are you interested in learning more about what you can do with your animal science degree and how to best prepare yourself to be successful?  Consider taking the 1 credit hour ANIM SCI 2700 course the first 7 weeks of spring term!  Monday lectures 12:40-1:35 & small group recitations with students that have similar goals on Thursday’s from 4:30-5:25.  Contact Mariette Benage for more information.

  3. M.S. Graduate Research Assistant - Range Livestock Research

    A graduate research assistantship in range livestock research is available in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science at the University of Idaho. All coursework will be completed at the UI campus in Moscow, ID and research will be conducted from the NMCREEC in Carmen, ID and the Rock Creek Ranch near Hailey, ID. A Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences, Range, Biology or a related field is required and experience handling livestock is preferred. Applicants must be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, be able to work individually or as a team member, and demonstrate excellent verbal-communication and written skills. 

    To apply, please contact Dr. Melinda Ellison at (208) 756-2749 or send a cover letter, CV/resume, academic transcripts (official or unofficial), and names and phone numbers for 3 professional references to ellison@uidaho.edu. Applicants must also complete an application to the UI graduate school. For even more information, see the attached job posting

  4. Southern African Animals Course

    Interested in exotic animals? Looking for major elective credit?

    Consider taking the new Southern African Animals course spring semester!

    AnimSci 5400.02

    Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:40-2:45pm

    1st 7-weeks 2 credit hours

    Instructors: Kelly George, Steve Moeller, and Andrew Schaefer (visiting from South Africa)

    Contact Kelly George.239@osu.edu for additional information

  5. Women in Bioscience Conference

    You are invited to attend the 2nd annual Women in Bioscience Conference on November 9th in Columbus, featuring topics such as transforming technical talks, negotiation and persuasion, women in government relations, social media strategies to advance your career, and starting a business.  Your own OSU CFAES BioHio Research Park President & CEO, Dr. Shauna Brummet, will be speaking along with some other successful and interesting scientists and businesswomen.  The agenda for the conference can be viewed here.

    The CFAES Gender Initiative will provide registration to a limited number of undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers to attend.  The mission of the CFAES Gender Initiative is to identify and create a support structure that will lead to retention and advancement of women’s careers and other underrepresented groups in the agricultural and natural sciences.

    Please contact Dr. Sandra Velleman, Faculty Lead for the CFAES Gender Initiative or Dr. Shauna Brummet, President & CEO BioHio Research Park, if you would like to attend the Women in Bioscience Conference. 

    Students and post-docs MUST register through Dr. Velleman or Dr. Brummet to take advantage of the registration support – DO NOT register online.

    Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend as well – please do register online here and use the discount  code WOMEN50 to receive registration at half-price
    The conference is open to women and men!  The topics are broadly applicable to both genders.

    The conference is one-day.  Transportation will be provided for all Wooster participants to the conference.  Columbus attendees – the location is Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Rd., Columbus, OH 43229, For more information, visit their website!
     

  6. 2017 CFAES Celebration of Students Program Survey

    The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is working to improve efforts to celebrate our undergraduate students and the many noteworthy accomplishments you all have achieved during your experience here at Ohio State.  Our goal is to broaden our efforts to celebrate you in new and different ways and to improve our current efforts – in particular the CFAES Recognition Program. 

    For us to make changes that make a difference to our students, we want to hear from you!  Please respond to the survey by Tuesday, November 15th.  Those students completing the survey in its entirety will be registered for a drawing to receive a $15 Target gift card – you have a 1:15 chance of winning!

    Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete this survey and to help our college improve the way we celebrate our students!

  7. Communications Internship Opportunity with Certified Angus Beef LLC

    College juniors, seniors or graduate students are encouraged to apply for Certified Angus Beef LLC  2017-2018 Industry Information internships, with both part-time school-term and summer opportunities available. The positions are offered as work-from-home experiences, so we’re looking for highly accountable, motivated self-starters.
    Students will write feature stories, news releases, radio and video scripts, and blog and social media posts that aim to help cattlemen understand the profit opportunities available for producing high-quality beef.
    Application deadline is December 1. For more information or to apply, read more here.
     

  8. Dairy Herd Incorporated

                  Dairy Herd Incorporated (DHI) located on Alton Darby Road in Columbus is looking for some additional help in their milk testing lab. It is a 15 to 20 minute drive from campus.  If you are interested, please contact Brian Winters (brian.winters@dhicoop.com). Be prepared to send him your resume.

  9. World Wide Sires, Ltd. Summer 2017 Internship

    World Wide Sires, Ltd., is the export representative for Select Sires and Accelerated Genetics to all areas of the world except the Americas, is seeking a motivated college student for its intemship program.

    The intemship will provide valuable experience in marketing, public relations and advertising for a student with a dairy background. World Wide Sires (WWS) offers a 3-6 month intemship to a qualified candidate. Currently, an intemship is available for Summer 2017. At WW S, an intem has the opportunity to become familiar with World Wide Sires' policies and procedures of the U.S. A.I. industry and personnel, as well as U.S. dairy and beef genetic programs. See the attached document for all qualifications and responsibilities. For more information about World Wide Series, visit their website.

    All interested students should send a resume and three references to Melanie Hoggard.

    The application deadline is November 18, 2016

  10. OSU CVM Parasitology Laboratory Assistant Internship

    Are you interested in gaining experience for veterinary school or applied animal health?  Are you also interested in working with veterinary students and capturing a glimpse into life in veterinary school?  The parasitology program in the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is offering an internship opportunity to an undergraduate student to participate as a teaching laboratory helper in the third year veterinary parasitology laboratory.  As an assistant, you handle a variety of samples and learn several laboratory techniques to analyze those samples.  You also learn details about internal gastrointestinal parasites as well as external parasites and become familiar with identifying parasites and their structures through the use of a microscope.  By interacting with veterinary students and personnel of the college, you have the chance to see what is expected of an individual at the professional level.  This is a unique experience where you can gain knowledge in a specialized topic, veterinary parasitology.  You must commit to 3 hours per week (Jan 10 through Feb 24); Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:30-5:30.  Training starts (4 hrs) before Spring semester (during fall semester).  To gain transcript credit for the internship, we start the process prior to spring semester.

    For more information regarding this internship opportunity, please contact Dr. Marsh (email: marsh.2061@osu.edu; phone: 614-292-8335; office: 1900 Coffey Road, A192 Sisson Hall).
     

     

  11. Apartment Above Veterinary Hospital Available Summer 2017

    Avery Animal Hospital is a busy 5 doctor veterinary practice in Hilliard Ohio. There is an opening in their 1 bedroom apartment for an undergraduate preiveterinary student or 1st year veterinary student. They do not charge rent but in return you will be responsible for night and weekend treatments of all hospitalized patients. You would be responsible for mopping floors each night and 1 time on weekends. They do require you to work (paid) a minimum of 10 hours a week so that they can carry workman’s compensation.. This is an excellent opportunity to gain more hands on experience in the area of small animal medicine. Interested candidates please call, 614-876-5641, or email Laura White for more information.


     

  12. Seasonal Internship in Integrative Veterinary Medicine


    This program is applicable for qualified Veterinary Students, or Pre-Veterinary Students.
    The candidate would learn how to assist with: physical examinations, pet handling and restraint, managing care and treatments, client education, laboratory skills: fecal’s, blood chemistry’s, cytology; computer data entry for veterinary medical treatments, as well as setting up and maintaining treatment areas and supplies. The student would work one on one with the Staff Veterinarian: Carol Osborne and would assist with customer service and the front desk.

    -- Apply online here or call 440-247-5901
     

  13. Veterinary Technician Position

    The successful candidate should be competent with: assisting in physical examinations, handling and restraining animals, managing care and treatments, client education, using computers to enter medical notes and treatments, and setting up and maintaining treatment areas and supplies. They will also assist with customer service and front desk duties.

    Qualifications required in a Certified Veterinary Technician at Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic include:
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced practice.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact and communicate, both verbally and non-verbally, with people of all ages.
    • Able to work flexible hours.
    • Interest in working with a dynamic team dedicated to excellence and quality care.
    • Excellent professional references in the veterinary field are required.
    • We would also be interested in new graduates from veterinary technician programs, willing to train right candidate.

    -- Apply online here or call 440-247-5901

  14. Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital

    Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, located in Ocala, Florida, is looking for spring and summer interns for placement in their hospital (surgery/medicine/sports medicine), their equine reproduction center, and in their ambulatory department.  Details and deadlines are attached.  The internship program runs during the spring semester (mid-January-May) and then in the summer (June-July).   Housing and stipends are part of the placement package.

     

  15. ASAS Science Writing Internship

     The American Society of Animal Science is currently accepting applications for its 2017 science communications summer internship program. During the eight-week internship, interns will work with the ASAS Scientific Communications Associate to write press releases, write and edit online content, produce podcasts and create video content for ASAS sites. Interns will also travel, expenses paid, to Baltimore, Md., to report on the ASAS annual meeting, July 8-12, 2017. The internship begins in early June and concludes at the beginning of August. See the attached job description for more details. 

  16. Barn Manager and Loper Internship Opportunity

    Looking to learn or expand your horsemanship skills through everyday barn tasks and ranch riding?

    Looking to learn how to manage your own barn and/or boarding facility?

    Looking to gain more experience working with and handling horses?

    Arabians, Quarter horses, and stock horses.

    Barn and program managing, Riding and Training, and Visit barns around central Ohio.

    Internship duration: Sept- May and May - August

    Contact Eddie Landry, barn manager for more information and to schedule an interview.
     

  17. Cargill Dairy Internship Application

     Cargill will again be looking for outstanding students that are looking for an opportunity to get a better understanding of what a Dairy Consultant does as well as to challenge themselves on doing a meaningful project during the summer of ’17. Their internship program enables you to learn more about Cargill Animal Nutrition and career opportunities for Consultants. Challenging projects, along with the chance to interact with Cargill employees and business partners, make this a valuable work experience. 

    Cargill Dairy Consultants are responsible for interacting with clients and prospective customers, helping them understand how Cargill can provide solutions for them and improve their profitability. Consultants typically specialize in expertise areas, which include dairy, beef, swine, and retail sales to owners of companion animals.

    Below is the link for you to apply for positions available across the US. 

    Position Link:  Dairy Sales Consultant Intern 2017 – UNI04575

  18. Student Position in the OSU Laboratory Animal Resources Biomedical Research Surgical Unit

    Responsibilities include cleaning, inventory, assisting with veterinary procedures and animal care. There will be many opportunities for learning animal handling and care.

    Starting student wage $9/hour. They are willing to work with student class schedule for hours worked. Position is best suited for animal science major.

    Interested students should send resume to: Lori Mattox, Senior Animal Health Technician.

  19. Senior Animal Welfare Auditor

    Founded in 1974 as a small family operation, Christensen Farms is now one of the largest, integrated food companies in the U.S. pork sector. Located throughout the upper Midwest, CF has operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Colorado and South Dakota. A leader in food production for more than 40 years, the Christensen Farms Team is committed to and takes pride in being an industry leader in responsibly producing pork for the noble purpose of providing food to a growing world. They believe in hiring talented people to help in the mission to deliver a high quality, safe and wholesome pork product to consumers while giving each employee the opportunity to be a part of an outstanding and professional work setting.

    This position will be responsible to work with production leadership to support farms by ensuring quality controls are in place to uphold CF and regulatory standards. The Senior Animal Welfare Auditor will provide classroom training to animal caretakers, conduct on-farm assessments/audits, support development of corrective action items and ensure follow up and completion of identified non-compliances. Individuals in this role will be expected to develop strong working relationships with leaders and caretakers to implement solutions ensuring compliance and continuous improvement. The Senior Animal Welfare Auditor will be actively engaged in the training of auditors and provide direction on day to day activities.

    For more information, see the attached position overview

  20. Livestock Industries Program Coordinator & Livestock Judging Coach

     Michigan State University is the Pioneer Land Grant University and is an international leader in agricultural instruction. The Department of Animal Science is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning, as well as, high quality farm centers and livestock. The Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) delivers innovative, educational programs that develop career-ready graduates through intensive, practical, hands-on learning and skill enhancement. Right now, they are looking for an Academic Specialist in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI (continuing appointment).

    The position will offer the opportunity to provide leadership for the IAT Livestock Industries certification program within the Department of Animal Science. Responsibilities include recruitment, counseling, and advising of IAT students. The individual will be active in developing and instructing IAT and undergraduate livestock management, and livestock and carcass evaluation educational programs. The position will be responsible for coordinating the Michigan State University Collegiate Livestock Judging Team. The successful applicant will be encouraged to foster relationships with the livestock industry, high school counselors and teachers, youth livestock educators, and diverse communities throughout Michigan.

    For more information about qualifications and how to apply, see the attached flyer

  21. Full-Time Position at Meijer

    Meijer is looking for meat cutters/processors.  They knife cut and band saw from primal that are sent in to spec cut product for the consumer, tray up product and wrap to floor for purchase; they also grind the trim and what is sent in from warehouse according to spec., and cut the butcher shop fresh each day and maintain throughout the day.  They have an opening shift from 5:00 am-1:00 pm and a closing shift 12:00 pm-9:00 pm and some mid shifts on weekends as well. 

    Students interested can apply at Meijer.com and fill out an application. There is a two-step interview process and if there are any questions about he positions or the process, please contact Carl Meier.
     

  22. Lab Tech Position at Reproductive Diagnostics

    Local infertility testing and in vitro fertilization laboratory looking to hire full time lab technician.  Minimum BS in biology, related animal science, or other scientific field required.  Previous laboratory experience a plus, but willing to train the right person.  Candidates must be US citizens and detail- oriented with good communication skills.  Weekend and holiday rotations are expected in this field of work.  Health benefits and 401K company- match are available.  Please send resume as an indication of interest to Donna Ridder, MS, TS, CRCS at donna.ridder@cryobio.com.  Reproductive Diagnostics, Inc., Columbus, OH.

  23. Technology Support Analyst and Quality Specialist, Raleigh, NC


    Dairy Records Management Systems (DRMS) is seeking two energetic, positive professionals who enjoy helping people in the dairy industry. The Technical Support position offers a career in customer care, working directly with customers and consultants, solving problems, and educating users.  The Software Quality Specialist position also makes use of the applicant’s dairy background, but the focus is on working with the software development team to ensure the quality of software delivered to the industry.

    These positions will be based in the North Carolina State University (Raleigh) office which, in conjunction with the Iowa State University office, provides monthly DHIA management reports and on-farm software (PCDART, PocketDairy) to over 14,000 producers with 2.2M cows and to 500 nutritionists, veterinarians and management consultants.

    A degree in Dairy/Animal Science (or equivalent agriculture degree with dairy knowledge) is required. Experience working with dairy farm records (DHIA) is preferred. Find out more about DRMS by visiting www.drms.org.

    Apply for either of these positions by visiting:
    http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/75411 (Tech Support)
    http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/75588 (Quality Analyst)
     

  24. University of IL Poultry Manager Position

    The Animal Sciences Department at the Univ of Illinois is searching for a Poultry Farm Manager. 

    This position coordinates research activities and directs the daily operational management of the Poultry Research Unit in
    Urbana, IL. The position provides hands-on unit management and coordination of animal research; the incumbent interacts closely with faculty, staff, students, administrators, other research unit supervisors, veterinarians, and compliance personnel.


    Must have at least 2 years experience working with poultry. B.S. required/M.S. preferred.
     

  25. Open Position at Witmer's Food and Grain

    In the middle of farm country, on the old family farmstead and surrounded by farm ground, sits Witmer’s Feed & Grain. A family owned feed mill founded in 1978, Witmer’s has grown and expanded from a local feed mill to a regional leader in feed manufacturing, grain processing and dairy consultative services. With enduring principles of hard work, transparency and honesty, they are focused on remaining a business characterized by personalized customer service. 

    Witmer's Food and Grain in Columbiana, OH is currently searching for someone with both an agriculture and accounting background for a full time position at 45 hrs a week. At Witmers, they provide more than a salary – they provide a care system! They have put together a collection of benefits for employees so that they can feel comfortable and taken care of. Some of the benefits include:

    Medical Insurance
    Vision Plan
    Life Insurance
    Disability Compensation
    401K Retirement Plan
    Paid Time Off
    Authorized Leave
    Employee Perks

    Anyone interested may send a resume to Cindy Ridzon, the office manager, or visit Witmer's website!

     

  26. Job Position at QTest Labs

    There is a great position available at QTest Labs as a laboratory animal technician! This is being offered for both full-time and part-time positions!

    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.

    For more information, contact Jay Schmidt, the DIrector of Operations at QTest Labs. 

     

  27. Farm Manager at Dairy Teaching and Resource Center

    The Michigan State University Dairy Teaching & Research Center has an opening for a Farm Manager I/Supervisor. Interested applicants apply at jobs.msu.edu posting #3848. 

    The farm manager will manage the daily operation and maintenance of Dairy Teaching & Research Center to facilitate ongoing research goals and objectives.

    For more information, see the attached position summary.

  28. Herdsman Position at Pfeifer Dairy Farms

    See the attached position announcement for a dairy herd manager position at a 500-cow dairy farm in Bucyrus, OH. The position would involve mostly working with the herd health and breeding programs. They are looking for someone with passion to work with dairy cattle and  experience in a similar position who is a problem solver. For additional information, use the contact information on the announcement or contact Kent Stuckey at 419-834-0087.

  29. Scholarship Program with Farm Credit Mid-America

     Farm Credit Mid-America recently announced the launch of our new College Leaders Scholarship Program. This is a two year program offering a total of $5,000 in scholarships funds directly to the college/university where the student is enrolled. Each year requires participation in a week of leadership development (called a Track) to receive the $2,500 funds for the following fall semester. Twenty students across our four state territory will be selected to participate in this program. I look forward to having strong representation from The Ohio State University.

    Each year will include a track of leadership development opportunities with both Farm Credit Mid-America staff, external partners and nationally recognized leadership development resources.  Track 1 is scheduled for July 10-14, 2017.

    Track 1: Competent, Confident You introduces College Leaders to Farm Credit Mid-America and focuses on developing individual skills including: presentation boot camp, self-awareness workshops, networking events and connecting quickly with others.
    Track 2: Financial Savvy emphasizes Track 1 concepts and dives deeper into money and lending basics, customer networking and a learning experience on Wall Street in New York City.


    Eligibility:
    • Must be pursuing a four year agriculture related degree, transferring to a four year agriculture related degree program within the next year, or pursuing a graduate level agriculture related degree.
    • Must be attending a college or university within our four state territory (Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio).
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

    Applications are currently accepted at www.e-farmcredit.com/scholarships until November 15, 2016.

    All questions should be directed to Dawn Melikant.

  30. 2017 COE Recruitment In Full Swing

    Recruitment for the 2017 Center of Excellence Scholarship and Internship Program (COE) is underway as representatives start to attend career fairs to expose students to the benefits COE has to offer.

    COE offers strong, research-based poultry science education followed by a paid internship. Dates for the 2017 COE classes are May 15 - June 23. This allows for longer internships with Midwest Poultry Consortium (MPC) member companies. Internships are a vital component of the COE experience and provides hands-on knowledge for students interested in a career within the poultry industry.

    If interested in being a part of COE or know of a student who would be a good candidate, please apply here. The COE application is due December 5, 2016.

    For more information, please view the MPC's Recruitment Brochure or contact MPC at mpc@mwpoultry.org or (651) 766 - 8118.

  31. College Aggies Online Scholarship Competition

     

    CAO is designed to help college students with a passion for agriculture become confident, positive and proactive communicators while competing for scholarship funds. Competitors can register for the individual and/or student organization divisions by visiting their site.


    Since its inception in 2009, more than 4,000 students have competed in the program, and the Alliance has awarded more than $45,000 in scholarships to individuals and agricultural organizations. Learn more about CAO by watching this brief video

    During the program, students will receive instructions and resources to help them complete their weekly assignments - Aggies Homework - which will include writing blog posts, creating an infographics and other social media content, creating presentations, attending webinars hosted by industry experts and more. Participants earn points for completing assignments and by posting their content promoting and explaining agriculture on social media.


    Student organizations (clubs or classes) can also participate as a group and complete club challenges. These challenges include events meant to engage non-ag students or the public and include activities like holding an "Ag Day" on campus, teaching at local elementary schools, handing out candy wrapped with meat myths and facts, hosting movie nights and many more. The clubs receive points for each challenge they complete.


    The final points from the weekly challenges will be tallied in early December 2016 and the following prizes will be awarded in both the individual and student organization division:
    o First: $2,500 scholarship and a trip to the Alliance's Stakeholders Summit
    o Second: $1,000 scholarship
    o Third: $500 scholarship


    In addition to the overall awards, several mini-prizes will be up for grabs throughout the competition.
    To learn more about the competition and how to sign up, please visit the Alliance website.

     

  32. Upcoming Study Abroad Information Sessions

    If you are interested in study abroad, make sure you check out some of these upcoming information sessions! More information about each program is available at their website or on the attached flyers below. You can also contact Kelly Newlon or Difei Shen for more information.

    More information about all of our programs is available at https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/node/969. Contact Kelly Newlon or Difei Shen for more information.

     


     

  33. CFAES Programs

    Snorkeling with a sea turtle

    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. Professional Leadership Ethics

     COMLDR 5430

    Spring 2017: 2nd Term; March 1st - April 20th

    Tuesday/Thursday 4:10pm-6:55pm

    Location: PAES Building A103

    Through this course, students will:

    - Gain a greater understanding of what it means to be an

    ethical leader in their profession

    - Learn strategies to be an ethical leader and to influence others

    - Articulate a personal code of ethics.

     

    For more information on this course and others within

    Community Leadership, contact Dr. Jeff King at king.20@osu.edu

  35. Undergraduate Teaching Assistants

    The Department of Animal Sciences is accepting applications for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for Spring semester 2017.  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 course review sessions, and preparation and assistance with laboratory sessions.  Acceptance for these positions is based on previous course work, GPA, and letter of intent.   Accepted students may earn 2 credits of Professional Development (ANIMSCI 3488 or MEATSCI 3488).  Interested students should apply by November 15.   For additional information visit: http://ansci.osu.edu/undergraduate/undergraduate-teaching-assistant.

  36. 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 https://ccs.osu.edu . 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:https://u.osu.edu/emotionalfitness/2020/03/12/mental-health-tips-during-covid-19-coronavirus/

    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 https://cdc.gov . Faculty and Staff should also remember our OSU Employee Assistance Program https://osuhealthplan.com 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

  37. 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.

  38. 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.