Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Welcome back! Hope you all had a restful Christmas and New Years break.

Week of January 10, 2011

Full-time Positions
1. Agricultural Assistant Position
2. Pfizer Animal Health Student Summer Opportunity

Campus Opportunities
3. Student Worker needed

4. Washington DC Public Policy Internship
5. 2011 Vet Sales Internship - Nestle Purina PetCare

6. CCO Ambassador Recruitment
7. Myers Family 4-H Loan and Amick Loan for Purdue Juniors and Seniors
8. Vet school interview coming up?

1. Agricultural Assistant Position

Historic Prophetstown, Swisher Road, Lafayette, IN
Immediate supervisor: Manager of Agricultural Operations
Salary: Starting $7.50/hour - Work up to 10/hour

Position Responsibilities:

This position will require that the candidate remain flexible in WORKING WEEKENDS, EVENINGS, HOLIDAYS, ALL SPECIAL EVENTS, AND ASSIST IN BALING HAY.

Send a current animal oriented resume with cover letter indicating your interest, motives, and strengths to:

Melissa Brown,
Manager of Agricultural Operations
Historic Prophetstown
Phone: 765-567-4700
Melissa at 765-479-0367

2. Pfizer Animal Health Student Summer Opportunity

A summer student work program opportunity at Pfizer Animal Health, Veterinary Medicine Research and Development, Biometrics has been posted at the Pfizer Summer Student Worker Program Job Portal:

The position is at our Kalamazoo, MI (USA) research site and is denoted as "Mathematical/Statistical Research."

It is Job ID 26825 and can be accessed at this portal under the Student worker opportunities tab:

Apply through this portal.

Students may participate in projects involving statistical analysis, related data review and programming tasks or statistical research as it relates to veterinary medicine.

Ideal students will have completion of BS in statistics/computer science or animal science and enrolled in MS program in statistics or related field (animal breeding).

Knowledge of animal production/veterinary medicine. Knowledge of experimental design mixed linear and non-linear model methodologies, and categorical data analyses. Knowledge of data handling and statistical analysis programming in PC-SAS. Basic computer and typing skills, including use of basic MS Office software (e.g. Word, Excel). Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of individuals on multiple projects. Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

3. Student Worker Needed

This is a posting for a student worker to help with specified tasks for the Spring Semester. The work involves carrying out activities in sample collection for poultry as well as data/protocol management.

The candidate will be under direct supervision and work hours are flexible and decided on a weekly basis, with up 1-10 hours per week depending on needs and availability. The heaviest availability is expected to before the months of January and April. Responsibilities will include but not restricted to the following:

While training in any of these areas are preferable they are not required.

Candidates must show the following abilities

The work will provide the candidate to develop hands-on training in areas of poultry and animal breeding. Compensation will be starting at $7 per hour. Interested candidates are encouraged to directly contact Ashok Ragavendran with a resume in word or pdf format (

4. Washington DC Public Policy Internship

The Public Policy Internship Program structure will be the same as in the past but instead of sending five students we can only send two. One placement with be with the NASDA office.

An ideal candidate is a current sophomore or junior (seniors that will graduate in Dec 2011, are also eligible) with a minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA. Interested students should contact me regarding the program and application process. I would like to close the application process by January 31st.

Additional information can be found on the website.

Please contact me for more details or questions about this transformational experience (Lori Pence Barber

5. 2011 Vet Sales Internship - Nestle Purina PetCare

Interns gain nothing from being summer go-fer's; therefore, tasks and projects that provide key learning about our Company and industry are essential for a mutually rewarding internship at Nestlé Purina PetCare. We are an industry leader and learning organization, which seeks to create a challenging, stimulating environment that provides a wide array of resources to help associates grow - professionally and personally.

Minimum Qualifications:

Based on the needs of the business and the opportunities available within the organization, successful internships may result in regular, full-time sales positions in vet sales, as well as future roles in business analysis, account management and leadership.

Ask our recruiters questions on our Facebook wall:
Follow an intern's experience on Twitter:
Intern Locations:
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Springfield, Mass

Please apply online at:

6. CCO Ambassador Recruitment

CCO is now recruiting undergraduate ambassadors for the 2011-2012 year! Apply today!
For more information: please log on to
Deadline is Thursday February 10, 2011 at 4 pm to Stewart 194.

7. Myers Family 4-H Loan and Amick Loan for Purdue Juniors and Seniors

Loan application you can apply for at any time! Must be a Junior or Senior at Purdue to apply. Other requirements include: Minimum of 5 years in 4-H, financial need and a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Visit the following link for the application and more details regarding the loans:

8. Vet school interview coming up?

The following website is a good resource for practicing vet school interview questions.

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