Student Newsletter : September 9, 2019

  1. SKY Happiness Retreat

    The SKY Happiness Retreat is a fun, innovative, and experiential life-skills training program that empowers young adults to develop a relaxed, stress-free mind and an energetic, healthy body, using tools such as meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, self-exploration, and socio-emotional development. Valuable leadership skills will also be taught.

    OSU students can apply to attend this 3 day / 15 hour workshop, for a subsidized fee of $15! This event will be September 20-22 in the Ohio Union. Please direct any questions to your friends at SKY @ OSU ( / 614-398-1577). 

    Event Timing:
    9/20 Fri: 6.30pm-10.30pm
    9/21 Sat: 10.00pm-4.00pm
    9/22 Sun: 10.00pm-4.00pm


  2. 2019 National Angus Convention and Trade Show

    We are gearing up for an exciting 2019 Angus Convention held Nov. 2-4 in Reno, Nevada. This industry-leading event is known for bringing exceptional speakers, hands-on learning and country music entertainment to the attendees every November. We are headed out West for the first time ever, and wanted to personally invite you and your students to the Angus Convention. With a focus on the next generation of cattlemen and women, we are excited to announce that we have made registration FREE for youth under 21 years of age (and college students)!  I believe your students will benefit greatly from the education offered, seeing the innovative ideas in the trade show and being able to network with several key members in the agricultural industry not to mention the entertainment that we will have Sunday evening, Flatland Cavalry.  This opportunity includes a Certified Angus Beef® lunch and dinner on both Saturday and Sunday too! 

    We would also like to extend an invitation to exhibit in our trade show at a discounted rate. The trade show floor is known as the epicenter of the Angus Convention, and we would love to highlight colleges in the West at our bustling trade show.  I think this would be an ideal year to exhibit as I am inviting several FFA and 4-H organizations within the surrounding area due to the free registrations for 21 and under.  This would be a great opportunity for your school to be in front of so many young adults.   

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if you have suggestions of other youth or universities that would benefit from receiving this notification too.

    Students can sign up for the free registration at this year’s National Angus Convention and Trade Show by following the information below.  

    When they go to www.angusconvention.comto register they will need to choose: 

    • Angus Convention Full Registration
    • Then the “I am 21 years or younger (or a current college student) and then continue from there with the rest of the registration process
  3. Animals In Our Lives

    Registration is now open for the annual fundraising event "Animals in Our Lives" on September 30th from 5-8pm! The event will include a short introduction to CHAIRE, a plated dinner, a silent auction, animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, aa presentation by Dr. Peter Neville and a presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin. For more information about the event, please see the attached flyer.

  4. Fred Stout Experience Award

    Persons who have a strong desire to pursue a career in managing and/or marketing Registered Jersey™ cattle are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Fred Stout Experience awards. The awards are presented annually in memory of Fred J. Stout Sr., Mt. Carmel, Ill., a lifelong Jersey breeder and member of the Jersey Marketing Service staff from 1978 to 1997 who believed that the best learning experiences happen in the everyday world.

     Awards will be made for two paid internships, one with Jersey Marketing Service, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and the other an on-farm, customized experience on a Jersey dairy operation. The awards, provided by a permanent endowment created by friends and colleagues of Fred Stout, will pay for housing, travel and related activities required by the cooperating employer up to the maximum amount of the scholarship award.

     Applicants must have completed their high school education. To apply, submit a one-page résumé listing previous work experience, skills and other qualifications, plus a separate cover letter stating your ambitions, goals and career aspirations, including plans for achieving them. The letter must also explain how and why the Fred Stout Experience will be of benefit in achieving future goals. A summary of involvement with and interest in Registered Jersey™ cattle is required. Specify which experience (marketing internship, on-farm internship) is preferred, or indicate if you are interested in both opportunities.

     Two letters of support are required, one from an active breeder of Registered Jersey™ cattle, excluding immediate family members; and the other from a teacher, mentor or past employer. These must be mailed directly by the supporters to the AJCA office.

     Applications and letters of support must be postmarked no later than December 1, 2019, and addressed to Fred Stout Experience, American Jersey Cattle Association, 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-2362. They can also be submitted by email.

  5. SPEC Applications

    Want to have an integral part in planning and promoting CFAES’ Sesquicentennial? Apply for the Sesquicentennial Planning and Engagement Committee (SPEC for short)! CFAES is looking for students across all departments and schools within CFAES to support the sesquicentennial planning committee by helping plan, lead, promote and engage in sesquicentennial events and promotions from autumn 2019 – autumn 2020.

    This opportunity would provide many advantages including:

    • Great work experience and resume builder
    • Leadership opportunities
    • Network with peers, college leadership and external partners


    Deadline: September 13, 2019

    Link to Application:   

  6. Histotechnologist Certificate Program

    Do you have a bachelor’s degree in science with an emphasis on biology or chemistry? Are you a problem solver, accurate, dependable, able to work well under pressure, and driven to complete tasks once started? If your answer is yes, consider learning more about the newly created certificate in histotechnology program! Histotechnologists are an integral component of most patient diagnoses. There is demand for high quality histotechnologists and positions are available in a variety of settings including human and animal clinics and hospitals, private pathology labs, forensics labs, and research labs. There are even opportunities to be a traveling tech!


    If this has caught your attention, check out this website ( or contact the program administrator (Kathy Tober, for more information. See the attachment


    The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) launched the Infectious Diseases Student Community of Practice and Engagement (ID SCOPE) in partnership with the Battelle Center for Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, a center within the Glenn College. The ID SCOPE is open to all students, regardless of major or rank as they are trying to engage students from all disciplines given the broad nature of the infectious disease grand challenge/wicked problem. The ID SCOPE features weekly discussion and engagement sessions (Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm) on current infectious disease topics, linking various disciplines, public policy, human behavior and legal components. It also provides research opportunities as well as on-going student mentoring in “soft skill” development. See the attachment for more infomation. 

  8. Shades Club

    Shades Club is always looking to recruit new members! The purpose of Shades of Animal Sciences is to provide networking opportunities for multicultural students with a wide variety of interests, while focusing mainly on animals through education and service. Meetings are held on alternating Thursdays at 6:30pm in Plumb Hall 102. For more information, email the club or visit their facebook page! 

  9. The Letter Project!

    Are you or someone you know feeling stressed, overwhelmed &/or depressed? We, your fellow animal scientists, have your back! Drop you or your friends’ first name (to stay anonymous) and mailing address into the black mailbox hanging on the wall in Plumb Hall 120 and our support team will send an awesome uplifting package!

    Want to help your peers? We’re seeking people that would want to create fun letters of love and encouragement to our fellow animal science students that need a “pick me up.” After all, who better understands the struggle from time to time than our own people? In the process of helping others, you’re also engaged in your own stress-relieving activity! We’ve got all the materials you need in Plumb Hall 116 on the coffee table. Stop by, create, and then drop your letter in the red mailbox in Plumb Hall 120.


    Have questions? Check out the attached flyer or email Mariette Benage.1.

  10. 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. 

  11. 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


  12. Breeding and Reproduction Internship

    Kentucky Equine Management is now accepting applications for their upcoming Spring 2020 Breeding and Reproduction internship!

    Interns live and work on central Kentucky Thoroughbred farms and attend weekly lectures on topics of importance to reproduction and breeding.

    Housing and an hourly wage are provided to most interns.

    Dates for the Spring internship are: January 6-June 5, 2020

    Applications should be postmarked on or before October 31, 2019.

    The application form and more information can be found on their website:

    Email any questions to:

  13. Kennel Technician Position

    The Vet Clinic is looking for a kennel technician to work Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. These would be evening shifts. The duties include cleaning the hospital in addition to caring for any hospitalized or boarding pets. The position averages about 8-10 hours per week. Anyone interested can call at 614-885-3878 and ask for Kim, send an email expressing interest to, or stop in to the clinic at 5617 N. High Street Worthington, OH 43085.

  14. The National Turkey Federation Fall Internship

    The National Turkey Federation is currently accepting internship applications for the Spring 2020 semester in their Washington, D.C. office. They seek a recent graduate or a currently enrolled junior or senior with a desire to learn about and advocate for the turkey industry. Pursuit of, or degree in, poultry science or animal science is strongly desired but not mandatory. Our internship is paid, and we will assist candidates with finding housing. NTF is proud to offer internships during the fall, spring and summer terms.

    This competitive internship strives to provide a strong understanding of the legislative and regulatory process, communications management and trade association structure. Interns will have the opportunity to:

    ·        Attend meetings with other agriculture organizations.

    ·        Attend Congressional hearings and briefings.

    ·        Draft messages to reach key stakeholders.

    ·        Assist Governmental Affairs team with critical projects.

    ·        Visit a turkey production facility.


    They ask that candidates send a resume, a letter of recommendation and a cover letter by close of business on October 11th to For more information, see the attached


  15. Kentucky Equine Management Internship

    Kentucky Equine Management will be accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) session starting August 1st.

    Please let any interested students know about our program. During the Spring session, KEMI Interns live and work on central Kentucky Thoroughbred farms (housing and an hourly wage provided!) and attend weekly lectures to gain more hands-on exposure to mares and foals, reproduction and breeding in a commercial farm setting.

    Applications for Spring will be accepted August 1 - October 31, 2019.

    Spring session dates are January 6 – June 5, 2020.



  16. Veterinary Technician Opportunity

    Equine Medical Associates, PSC is looking to hire a Veterinary Technician for the breeding season this coming spring. 

    Duties will include: 
    · assisting veterinarians in the field with medical procedures 
    · organizing equipment and supplies needed on calls 
    · keeping medical records 
    · recording medical procedures in the office 
    · assisting with laboratory and office projects

    Requirements for the position include 
    · self-motivation 
    · strong work ethic 
    · desire to learn and have an open mind 
    · good organizational and communication skills 
    · the ability to work in busy high-pressure environments 
    · horse knowledge is preferred but not required

    The full time position will be paid on an hourly basis with pay rate based on experience. Benefits include health insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation after 6 months and disability insurance. Interested candidates should submit resume with references.

    If this is a position you would be interested in, contact

  17. OEFFA Job Opening: Operations Coordinator

    The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and broadly experienced individual to serve as full-time Operations Coordinator who will be responsible for a variety of administrative functions including office and property management, IT, benefits administration, and additionally provide support to the Executive Director.  The Operations Coordinator will play a key role in maintaining a productive and efficient work environment for OEFFA staff and others.  The successful applicant will join a dedicated team of experienced and passionate professionals who are committed to advancing organic and sustainable agriculture, family farmers, and rural communities. 

    OEFFA takes pride in a staff that exhibits these core values: excellent work ethic; exceptional organizational skills; capacity for multitasking; effective verbal and written communication; the maturity to responsibly handle sensitive information and situations; strong interpersonal skills; solid critical thinking and problem-solving abilities; a genuine desire to collaborate; and a strong environmental ethic and commitment to sustainability.  These are qualities we seek in all OEFFA staff and so the successful applicant can to expect to be surrounded by colleagues who are also strong in these areas. 

    For more information, see the attachment

  18. Herd Manager Position

    Dutch Hollow Farm is an 800-cow Registered Jersey dairy in Eastern NY. We are currently looking for someone capable of fulfilling management responsibilities and willing to work closely with the current herd manager/owner and other employees. The goal is that the person in this position will be able to manage and oversee all tasks relating to mature cattle in the owner’s absence. This position comes with the opportunity to suggest and make meaningful changes as the dairy continues to expand.


     General herd health work

     Reproductive management program, vet checks

     Fresh and hospital cow and parlor management

     Assist with management of the maternity barn

     Maintain current and accurate essential dairy records

     Ensure a high standard of care and well-being for all cows



     Experience in herd health, animal care, and dairy management

     Dairy Spanish not required, but advantageous

     Detail oriented, organized, and productive

     Positive attitude and strong work ethic

     Strong communication skills



     Competitive pay based on experience and qualifications

     Health Insurance


    If interested, contact Alan Chittenden at (518)320-2893 or for more information.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. Handshake

    Ohio State has switched to Handshake - a modern career development platform for students to explore career employment, internships and other opportunities, based on their interests, major and skills. FisherConnect and Symplicity (CareerEngine, Hireabuckeye, FutureLink, Buckeye Careers Network) have transitioned to Handshake.

    Handshake offers many exciting new features, including:

    • Relevant feed of job and internship opportunities
    • News feed containing the latest information from career services offices and favorite employers
    • Resources specifically matching students interests

    Student accounts are preloaded and can be accessed at, using their name.# and password. Students will need to complete their profiles with details, such as work experiences, skills, interests and organizations. Next, students can explore the many resources and tools that are available in Handshake.  

  22. 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.

  23. Network with Alumnifire

    Alumnifire is an online professional networking and mentoring tool for Ohio State alumni, students and staff to exchange industry expertise and career advice. Get connected with Alumnifire and join this powerful Buckeye network.

    Learn more here

    For questions or additional information feel free to contact us at 614-292-3314 or 800-635-8944.

  24. 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!

  25. 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

  26. Job Search Sites

    Job search

    In addition to company websites, below is a list of websites that you might find helpful in your search for a full-time position, or even internship experience.

    Ag Explorer

    Hireabuckeye (the CFAES Job Database)

    Animal Science Jobs

    Ag Careers 

    Continental Search (Specific for Animal Agriculture)

    Federation of Animal Science Societies (Mostly Higher-Education Animal Science Positions)

    Equimax (Equine-Specific)

    American Association of Zoos & Aquariums 

    American Associations of Laboratory Animal Science

    American Meat Science Association

    Ohio Hiring Management Systems

    Sciences Crossing