Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of November 1, 2010

Full-time Positions
1. JBS Career Leadership Opportunity Program
2. 4-H Animal Sciences Program
3. NAIDC Postings
4. Cargill Marketing Consultant

5. Diamond Creek Farm Internship

6. Horse Farm Hand needed
7. CCO Inside Track

1. JBS Career Leadership Opportunity Program

Position: Career Leadership Opportunity Program
Department: Fabrication, Quality Assurance, Slaughter, Maintenance, Human Resources
Location: Louisville, Kentucky

The purpose of the JBS Leadership Opportunity Program is to attract talented, recent graduates from select US colleges and universities, as well as current employees for plant opportunities, who will become leaders in our business through practical training and career development.

Program Summary: Participate in comprehensive training program, learn the job functions within all areas of one of our beef processing plants, training includes: orientation, classes, Total Quality Management class, leadership training, tours of our facilities, on-the-job training and development of a Final Project.

Qualifications: Recent graduate with a BS or MS, degree in Animal Sciences, Meat Science, Food Safety, Agricultural Business, Manufacturing, Biology, Agronomy, Mechanical, Industrial and Electrical Engineering, Industrial Technology, Information Technology, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources or related fields. Willingness to travel and relocate with the US or globally. Strong computer skills. Fluency in second language is preferred, but not required. Leadership experience in a college/university or other business organization setting is a plus.

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance and a 401 (k) plan.

If interested, apply at our career site and look for the Louisville plant.

2. 4-H Animal Sciences Program

We have a position description awaiting HR approval for an M.S. level, non-faculty position for an individual to provide programmatic support to the 4-H Animal Sciences program. We are looking for an individual with significant livestock industry experience; and livestock evaluation experience is preferred. They need to have a commitment to the 4-H mission and values, understand the role of animals in youth development, and be willing to work with programs in all animal sciences areas. We are hoping to move forward quickly on getting this position filled.

Dr. Colleen Brady
Associate Professor/Extension Specialist
Youth Development and Agricultural Education

3. NAIDC Postings

Several new positions and internships in the dairy industry have been posted.
Go to to view the posting.

4. Cargill Marketing Consultant

The position number is MIC00012 - Consumer Marketing Consultant

The position is in south central Michigan. This individual will be primarily responsible for the growth and maintenance of our retail business in the state of Michigan. The primary focus is equine, but this individual will also be responsible for our companion animal business as well as the traditional livestock business that would go through a retailer.

If you have any potential candidates please have them forward me their resume and apply to the position using the web link above.

Looking forward to the possibility of having another Purdue grad on our team.

Shannon Lininger

Business Development Manager
Cargill Animal Nutrition, Cargill Inc.
2651 Crosspark Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241
319-430-2969 cell
319-665-8841 fax

5. Diamond Creek Farm Internship

Diamond Creek Farm of Paris Kentucky is looking for interns for the 2011 foaling season.

The purpose of this internship is to provide a positive, hands-on learning experience involving the foaling process, breeding, newborn care and herd health. Our foaling season starts in mid January and will finish in mid June, when the last foal hits the ground.

This is a paid internship and we will provide housing with utilities included. However we do require our interns to have a vehicle and cell phone.

If you have any questions about this internship feel free to contact me at (859)340-6185 or

Thank you for your time and consideration.

6. Horse Farm Hand needed

Free Room & Board + $250/mo

Small horse boarding facility in Kentland, IN needs help.

Current partner has Lou Gehrig's Disease
(Could be an opportunity to form a new partnership.)

Responsibilities include:
Light house work and some elder care sitting, feed horses, clean stalls, fence repair, maintain equipment mow/bush hog and maintain riding trails assist clients with the horses ride and work the horses

Schedule is flexible
There would be time to have a part time job or take some Purdue classes

We have a small partially finished and furnished basement apartment
No smoking or use of illegal drugs or abuse of legal drugs or alcohol

Will consider singles or couples for the position

Go to for more information

Contact Amber at 219-863-4285 or e-mail

7. CCO Inside Track

Oct. 27, 2010

I. Students of all majors are invited to attend the Nursing Resume Table Monday, November 1st, from 1:00PM - 4:00PM in JNSN. If your students have not had their resumes reviewed or recently made changes to their resumes, this is great opportunity for students to get professional guidance on their resume.

II. All students should take advantage of the Interviewing Workshop on Monday, November 1st, from 4:30PM - 5:30AM to REC 113. Students learn how to develop key interviewing skills that will help get the desired job.

III. Encourage students that are sophomores or older to attend the Information Session for DURI and IfI internships on Wednesday, November 3rd, at 3:30PM - 4:30PM in UNIV 101. With this part-time internship students can engage in cutting edge interdisciplinary projects, gain valuable skills and knowledge for a possible career in research or start-up companies, become part of a community of researchers or entrepreneurs, and receive a $500 scholarship for the Spring Semester.

IV. International students often have a difficult time with the job search. They can find resources and advice at the International Students Clinic - A to Z of Job Search Wednesday, November 3rd, from 6:00PM - 7:00PM in WTHR 104.

V. Full list of On-campus and Off-campus career events.

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