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Student Newsletter : September 2, 2018
Have a great Labor Day weekend!
INSPIRATION FOR THE WEEK
NEWS & EVENTS
LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION
GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES
INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS
FULL-TIME JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
Pet of the Week
This is Bob!
If you would like to see your pet featured in the newsletter, email me a picture and short paragraph about your pet!
Joint Veterinary Technology Info Session
Are you interested in applying to the joint veterinary technology program? If you’re a first or second-year student with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, come to the mandatory information session on Thursday, Sept. 27th @ 5:00 PM in Plumb Hall 102. Any questions should be forwarded to Mariette Benage.1
JC Penney Suit-Up Event
The next JC Penney Suit-Up event is scheduled for Sunday, September 9 from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Polaris location. This is the event where the store reopens after regular business hours exclusively for OSU students. Discounts up to 80% off on business and related apparel and accessories. Shoppers are given a 40% off total purchase coupon that is on top of 20-40 % off regular sale prices. All OSU students are welcome to participate. The store is staffed with sizing stations and style consultants, they have raffles and giveaways and a DJ to make it a fun environment. See the attachment for more information!
Pseudo In-situ Conservation Short Course
The Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research & Education (CHAIRE) is offering a hands-on conservation workshop, including an overnight “bush camp” experience at the Wilds. The event will be held August 25-26th. Spaces are limited so apply soon! To register, send completed registration to Dr. Kelly George at firstname.lastname@example.org. See the attached flyer for more information and the registration form!
Join The American Primate Educational Sanctuary for a family friendly fundrasier! The fundrasier will be Sunday, September 9 from 12-4pm at 8380 Kennedy Road, Blacklick OH 43004. Admission is $7 per person. There will be food, games, crafts, a bounce house... and MUCH MORE! For more information about this event, visit www.apesohio.weebly.com. Hope to see you there!
Dairy Summit Essay Contest
The objective of the essay is to clearly define a problem or issue in today’s dairy industry and details of how the student’s educational plans or career plans may be able to oer solutions to solve the problem or address the issue. The essay is limited to a two-page maximum and should not be a resume or personal story. The submissions will be scored on a rubric that focusses on the clear statement of a problem/issue and how the student plans to generate potential solutions. Judges will be industry professionals who are familiar with emerging trends and topics. Writing skills and overall professionalism of the essay are included in the rubric. This contest is open to college juniors, seniors and master’s degree candidates. A student is defined as being enrolled in a university during the 2018 academic year. Student’s designated to graduate during the 2018 academic year will be considered. Essays are due September 10th! See the attachment for more information!
Love Volunteering? Love Primates?
At A.P.E.S. (American Primate Educational Sanctuary) volunteers take on a role similar to that of a keeper in a zoo. They clean the cages, prepare meals, do dishes, prepare enrichment, and other upkeep that may need done. It requires a lot of hard work and they look for dedicated volunteers to help out. Volunteers are required to come at least one designated day each week and work for about 3-4 hours. Volunteering with A.P.E.S. is a very rewarding educational experience. If this seems like something you would be interested in, check out their website here! Feel free to reach out to Pam White (614)657-8944 with any questions.
Volunteer with The Mid-Ohio Foodbank
The Mid-Ohio Foodbank is hoping to share some of their volunteer opportunities with students and faculty. They have a variety of projects available and would love some new volunteers! They are happy to host both individuals and groups at their activities. If you are interested please visit their website at www.mofb.volunteerhub.com.
Scotland Spring Break Study Abroad
Have you ever wanted to see Scotland? This may be your opportunity! There is a new education abroad program that will allow students to examine small ruminant heritage breeds of Scotland, tour University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, meet and enjoy lectures by University of Glasgow faculty, explore Scotland’s history/myths/landscape, and so much more! For more information, contact Dr. Kelly George (.239) or Dr. Difei Shen (.1040). Applications for this trip are due October 1, 2018!
2018 Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival
Multiple poster and oral presentation sessions will be offered throughout the day. Students graduating Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019 will have the opportunity to participate in the 3-Minute Thesis Competition. Students who have never conducted research or assisted in a research project will have the opportunity to pitch a new research or creative project idea during the Buck Tank session. To learn more about the Festival, please visit here.
The application to present in the Festival is NOW OPEN! The application can be found here.
Applications are due on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 5:00pm!
Graduate Student Assistantship at Mississippi State University
One graduate research assistantship (M.S. or PhD in Animal or Dairy Sciences) will be available for a spring 2019 start with a focus on the relationship between heat abatement and health in pastured dairy cattle.
This assistantship includes an annual salary stipend, tuition and fees, and health insurance benefits. Each student will also have the opportunity to be involved in other departmental activities including participation in dairy extension programs, assisting with dairy 4-H activities, assisiting with undergraduate courses, and presenting work at regional and national meetings.
Applicants must have earned a B.S. degree (or M.S. if applying for PhD) in animal sciences, biology, or a related field with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The ideal student will have a strong background in animal production, a strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with dairy cattle is preferred. Additionally, applicants should have an interest in assisting with dairy extension acitivities. The student should be able to work independently and within a team environment.
If this seems like something you would be interested in, contact Dr. Amanda Stone via email (email@example.com) with a statement of interest, copy of current resume, and current GPA/GRE scores.
Applications will be accepted until October 1 or until a candidate is found. Feel free to reach out to Dr. Stone with any questions.
Student Assistant Position Opening
The Advancement Team in the College of Veterinary Medicine is looking for a student assistant. Responsibilities include; preparing gift thank you notes and letters, coordinate mailings, assisting with event logistics, managing storage areas, and coordinate files for the development office. Position will also include assisting with financial tracking, data entry, and other basic office tasks. This is a paid position! If this is something you would be interested in, see the attachment for more information.
BARK Full and Part-time Positions Available
BARK is what happens when a bunch of crazy dog people turn an obsession into a profession. Their office is filled with dogs barking and burping, wrassling and chirping. (And laughter. Lots of laughter!) They're looking for hard-working, dog-loving folks to join our pack and help create wonderful new ways to make dogs happy. BARK is currently looking to add new people to their team! They have full and part-time positions available. Visit the link for more info!
National Cattlemen's Beef Association Internship
Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show interns are vital to the success of the largest annual meeting in the U.S. beef cattle industry. Our intern positions provide a unique opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience and to interact with leaders from every segment of the cattle and beef industry.
Selected interns must be available to attend Convention January 30 - February 1, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Visit the link for more information! Applications are due October 13th!
Stringtown Animal Hospital Vet Assistant Opening
Stringtown Animal Hospital is looking for a Vet Assistant to join our team. Responsibilities include assisting with patient care, hospital cleaning and stocking. Good wages, great experience and a fun team to work with. Part time or full time hours possible. For further information, email resume to or request application from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diamond Creek Farm Internship
Diamond Creek Farm has an internship position open for summer 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for college students looking to break into the equine industry! Interns will be provided with housing, including utilities, and $400 salary per week. For more information, see the attached flyer. Please email your resume and references to email@example.com with “Internship” in the subject line. You will recieve a reply with a questionnaire of your experience and interests.
National Turkey Federation Internship
The National Turkey Federation has protected and advocated for the various interests of the turkey industry since 1940. NTF’s mission is to be the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry and to provide services that enhance its members’ ability to provide consumers with high quality, nutritious products. There is an internship position available with NTF. Applicants must be a recent graduate or have completed their junior year and are enrolled in a degree-granting program in an undergraduate school during the internship. Pursuit of, or degree in, agriculture, communications, public health, and/or political science studies strongly desired. Strong consideration will be given to those interested in poultry science. Please send a resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation to Sarah Trujillo - STrujillo@turkeyfed.org. For more information on this position, please see the attachment.
Valkyre Stud Internship Opportunity
Valkyre Stud is a commercial thoroughbred operation located in Central Kentucky. They are currently seeking qualified interns to participate in their Spring educational program that will provide hands on experience in the areas of foaling, reproduction and general herd care. The position offers daily interaction with professionals that specialize in reproduction, diagnostic imaging, foal podiatry and dental equine therapy. The Fall intern program encompasses sales preparation and participation in the public auctions held in Lexington.
The position offers living accommodations, which includes utilities, and salary based on experience. Successful interns will have the opportunity to continue employment on a full-time basis at the farm. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, forward an introductory letter and resume to Office2717@gmail.com.
Fresh Mark Technical Services Technician Position
Fresh Mark Technical Services has a full-time senior research and development technician position available. Responsibilities for this position include product testing, specifications, product nutritional information, formulations, customer samples, and maintaining computer generated data for all facilities. For full position description and resposibilities, see the attachment.
Immediate Openings at Trueman Farms
Trueman Farms has immediate full-time and part-time positions open. Applicants will be exposed to veterinary care, have the opportunity to obtain leadership roles, and further their knowledge in horse care, handling, and training. Experience is not required, but preferred. Send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. See the attachment for more information on the position and application directions.
Interested in Working with Thoroughbreds?
Have you been looking for a full-time position related to the equine industry? Thoroughbred Daily News has a large list of various career postings. Check out the link here!
National DIHA Scholarship
National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) is now accepting applications for $1,000 scholarships! Applicants must be a family member or and employee of a herd on a DHI test, family member of a DHI employee, or employee of DHI affiliate. All applcations are due by November 30, 2018. Electronic scholarship applications can be found on the DHIA website. For more information regarding this scholarship, see the attachment.
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)