Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of April 25, 2011

Internships/Summer Opportunities
1. GEA Farm Technologies Field Test Summer Position
2. Kentucky Equine Management Internships

3. Syngenta Snacks for Students
4. 2011 Animal Agriculture Industry Career Panel
5. CCO Inside Track

1. GEA Farm Technologies Field Test Summer Position

Position Description:
GEA Farm Technologies, Inc. is located in Naperville, IL and Galesville, WI.

Seeking candidates that have general knowledge in dairy production to assist in field trial testing of dairy milking equipment. Candidates would work closely with Product Management, Design Engineering and Project Managers on the development of new products. This position is a great opportunity to work for a leading company in the dairy equipment industry.


Application Method for Students:
VIA Email is preferred method, US Mail secondary method

Application Instructions:
Send cover letter and resume to:
Terry Thornton
1880 Country Farm Drive
Naperville IL 60563
Phone: 630.548.8349

2. Kentucky Equine Management Internships

**Applications must be postmarked by 4/30/11 to be eligible for Fall 2011

The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program is now accepting applications for our Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 internship program

The KEMI program ( offers internship sessions twice each year to college students who are interested in gaining more hands-on experience with horses and who are looking for careers in the horse industry.

During the 22 week internship, interns live and work on Central Kentucky Thoroughbred horse farms. Housing and an hourly stipend are provided to the interns.

The Fall session (July-December) lasts for 22 weeks and interns work with sales weanlings, yearlings and broodmares and some interns with exceptional riding skills will assist in the breaking and early training of yearlings. The upcoming Fall 2011 session begins on July 11, 2011 and ends on December 9, 2011. In addition to the hands-on work with the horses, the interns attend weekly educational seminars and are given multiple opportunities to network with industry professionals.

Our Spring session (January-June) also lasts for 22 weeks and interns learn all about equine reproduction by working with broodmares and foals. These interns also attend weekly seminars and also are provided with networking opportunites.

Applications for Fall 2011 must be postmarked by April 30, 2011 and applications for Spring 2012 must be postmarked by October 31, 2011.

More information about the KEMI program can be found on the attached brochure or on the KEMI website ( You can also follow KEMI on Facebook--just search for "Kentucky Equine Management Internship".

Please feel free to forward this email to any of your students or anyone you feel might be interested. If you have any questions, please let us know!

Leslie Janecka
Kentucky Equine Management Internship
P.O. Box 910628
Lexington, KY 40591
Phone: 859-277-2512
Fax: 859-277-2753

3. Syngenta Snacks for Students

In preparation for our students for final week, Syngenta will be offering snacks beginning Monday, April 25th, in the Student Commons area of the Hageman Center (AGAD 121). The snacks should be available by 11:00 a.m. on Monday.

4. 2011 Animal Agriculture Industry Career Panel

Please join:
Jon Hoek Head of HR & Production Strategy at Belstra Milling - "Personal Branding: Becoming The Employee Of Choice"
and Jim Hipskind Recruiter for Continental Search - "Resumes & Return On Investment - How do you measure up?"

April 27th 11:30am-12:30pm
Lilly 2-425

Come listen to animal agriculture professionals explain:

Did we mention free pizza and amazing industry expertise?!
Brought to you by ANSC GSA and the Pork Interest Group

5. CCO Inside Track

I. The Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Scholarship program. DMEF will award up to $75,000 in monies for the 2011/2012 academic year. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to college students nationwide (must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident) interested in the field of direct/interactive marketing. Awards range from $1,000-$5,000. See this page for more information.

II. CCO and Boiler Green Initiatives are proud to sponsor the "Going Green in the Workplace" panel which will feature speakers from: GE, Oscar Winski, Subaru, and Purdue. The focus is what YOU can do to promote sustainable efforts in the work force once you enter through internships or full time jobs. Learn the key factors in how the relationships are built and support is gained

III. The No Fear Job Search is the perfect opportunity for seniors graduating with jobs to develop the professional skills they need. The workshops include job search tips, networking that works, creating your brand, targeting your search, resume critiquing, and Speed interviewing. Students can also attend a Networking Luncheon! Encourage your students to register starting April 25th and mark their calendars to attend from 10am-3:30pm on Wednesday May 11th.

IV. This will be the last edition of the CCO Inside Track for the 2010-2011 year. I have really enjoyed writing this publication and I hope you have gained something from reading it. Please feel free to respond to this email with any comments you have on the newsletter for improving it for next year.

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

Hannah Schmidt, The Inside Track Editor

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