Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of February 14, 2011

1. AgriGold Hybrids Intern
2. MSU Dairy Intern
3. Purdue Translational Pharmacology

4. ANSC Ambassador Callout
6. CCO Inside Track

1. AgriGold Hybrids Intern

AgriGold Hybrids is looking for an individual to serve as a 2011 summer intern in a district centered around Lafayette, Frankfort, and Crawfordsville, IN. This opportunity involves extensive customer contact, some involvement in planting/evaluating research plots, customer service, and market expansion. Compensation includes a competitive salary, company vehicle, all expenses, and opportunities for bonus compensation.

Daily activity would include phone work, inventory management (extensive lifting involved), working with our local field sign advertising program, and it is primarily self-directed. Candidate must be a self-starter and will report daily to the local AgriGold Corn Specialist. Opportunities for full-time, career employment exist after the internship.

We have a preference for Ag Econ, Agronomy, and ASM majors, though we have hired several An Sci, Ag Ed, and Ag Comm majors in the past.

Please have resumes directed to me for pre-screening purposes.

Steven Snider
Region Manager

2. MSU Dairy Intern

Pasture-Based Dairy Research Internship
W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
3700 E. Gull Lake Dr.
Hickory Corners, MI 49060

POSITION: Pasture-Based Dairy Research Intern – Cow Health & Behavior
The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) is Michigan State University's largest off-campus education complex and one of North America's premier inland field stations. Located near Kalamazoo, Michigan (about 65 miles southwest of the main MSU campus), the 4,065-acre station includes the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Farm and Dairy, the Kellogg Biological Laboratories, the KBS Conference Center, Extension and Outreach offices, and the Lux Arbor Reserve.

The KBS Dairy is a pasture-based dairy with robotic milking. The dairy herd, consisting of about 100 lactating Holstein cows plus dry cows and heifers, is rotationally grazed on 200 acres of irrigated pasture from spring through fall.
Robotic milking systems allow cows to be milked voluntarily any time of the day with limited human involvement, reducing stress on the cow and allowing greater flexibility for the dairy producer.

This position would be part of a study examining the interaction of milking frequency and pasture-based nutrition on the health, metabolism and behavior of dairy cows in the period surrounding parturition.

LOCATION: Michigan State University - Kellogg Biological Station Dairy

DURATION: Summer internship from May to August.

RESPONSIBILITES: Moving and handling dairy cattle
Assisting with collection of blood sample
Laboratory analysis related to metabolic and immune parameters
Collection and analysis of animal behavior and production data

QUALIFICATIONS: Livestock/dairy handling experience
Experience collecting and handling blood samples is preferred
Attention to detail and ability to work unsupervised is necessary
Ability to work with computer-based data collection programs

STIPEND: $250/week
HOUSING: Available at KBS (application required)

CONTACT: Dr. Elizabeth Karcher
1250C Anthony Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-8518
Fax: 517-353-1699

To apply, send resume and cover letter to the above address by March 1, 2010.

3. Purdue Translational Pharmacology

I need to find another student willing to work 8-10 hours a week not always guaranteed. And one who will be willing to work through the summer. Mostly morning hours (sometimes before 8:00) but they can be flexible around the students schedule. It would include surgical assistance (some training) here at the vet school. Behavioral work with swine including positive reinforcement training. As well as the ability to dose oral compounds for studies. This person needs to not be afraid to get dirty and sometimes bruised up from time to time.

I need someone who will be willing to work independently and confident enough to take on a slight leadership role towards the end of summer/beginning of next semester as I will be headed out on maternity leave and need someone who can help direct the person who will be running studies in my absence.

This position is very flexible and there are only certain days where it is mandated that they be around for specific tasks.

They can contact me via email but I will be out of the office from the 10-15.

Robyn R. McCain, BS, RLATg
Pharmacology-Biopharmaceutics Tech
Purdue Translational Pharmacology Facility, Purdue University
Lynn Hall 1322
625 Harrison St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
620-326-1746 (cell)

4. ANSC Ambassadors Callout

ANSC Ambassadors has been changed to Feb. 15 at 7:00pm
LILY Hall 3-113

5. JBS CLO Program


6. CCO Inside Track

I. Co-Op's are a great way for students to enrich their college experience, while working and gaining experience. Co-Op Days will be held Monday, February 14 - Wednesday, February 16.

II. Students concerned about their work status can get their concerns answered at the International Students Work Status Authorization event. It will be held on Wednesday, February 16, from 6:00PM - 7:00PM in MTHW 210.

III. The Summer Camp Day Information Session has all the information on what you're students can learn from being a camp counselor for a summer and how that can be applied to future positions. The event will be held Thursday, February 17, from 6:30PM - 7:30PM in KRAN G002.

IV. We know your students will get bored if they go home this summer. Get them ready for the Summer Camp Fair on Friday, February 18, from 11:00AM - 3:00PM in the PMU South Ballroom. Summer camp jobs are great for developing skills you can apply to any future career! These employers do hire freshman so be sure all your students check out this fair.

V. Students interested in engineering should attend the Diversity Engineering Forum on Sunday, February 13th, from2:00PM - 6:00PM in PMU Ballrooms.

VI. Interns for Indiana, Interns for Entrepreneurship , the Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship and the Cancer Prevention Internship are four programs that offer research and internship opportunities for students in all majors. More information can be found at website at . Applications will be accepted through the online form on the website beginning February 7, 2011

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

Hannah Schmidt, The Inside Track Editor

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