Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

September 11, 2012

From the Desk Of Barry Delks

1. Feeding Sheep - Free Rent Only Pay Utilities
2. Fall Pork Career Night
3. Agribusiness Club Nametag Sale
4. Employer Panel Discussion and Networking Session
5. SMEF/Krannert School of Management Fall Career Fair


Full-time Positions
1. Feed Marketing Manager, Land O' Lakes Purina Feed
2. Research Technician, Cook/Muffin, Incorporated

Internships/Student Workers/Part-time
1. Camp Tecumseh YMCA
2. Blair Animal Clinic & Klondike Kennels & Klondike Canine Academy
3. Military Family Research Institute
4. Del Guard Swine Farm near West Lafayette

From the Desk Of Barry Delks

Animal Sciences Careers Website

1. Feeding Sheep - Free Rent Only Pay Utilities

In return for feeding sheep, we offer a two bedroom mobile home rent free.
We are located about 15-20 minutes south of campus.
Feeding takes about 20 minutes per day.
Located in a wooded setting, the mobile home is both private and with easy access.
The mobile home is unfurnished but includes all appliances including washer and dryer.
Livestock experience preferred

2. Fall Pork Career Night

Monday October 1, 2012, Lily 3-113 530-730 pm.
Pizza will be served. Please RSVP to by October 1, 2012

3. Agribusiness Club Nametag Sale

The Agribusiness Club will begin its annual nametag sale on Tuesday, September 3rd. Orders can be placed in KRAN 681, AGAD 121 or LILY 3-229. Please have your $10 cash or check at the time of ordering. Checks should be made payable to: Purdue Agribusiness Club. Orders must be placed by Monday, September 17th in order to receive your nametag before the Career Fair. Please contact Andy Oppy, or John Braden, with questions.

4. Employer Panel Discussion and Networking Session

Employer Panel Discussion & Networking Session, October 1, 6-730 pm in Pfendler Hall Deans Auditorium Room 241. Question & Answer Session 6-7 pm & Networking Session 7-730 pm.

5. SMEF/Krannert School of Management Fall Career Fair

We are pleased to announce the SMEF/Krannert School of Management Fall Career Fair. The Fair will be held this Thursday from 9:00am-4:00pm in the PMU Ballrooms, the PMU main lounges and, for the first time, on the PMU front lawn. Corporate interest has been fantastic and this year and we have a record number (145+) of companies attending so there will be plenty of full-time and internship opportunities. Whether you are in the job market or not, the fair is a great opportunity to expand your network, establish rapport with recruiters, and to learn more about what companies are looking for from new hires.

Everything kicks off Wednesday morning with Resume Critiques that will be conducted by our recruiters. Critiques run from 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Krannert Drawing Room. The Company Presentations are scheduled from 12:30pm-5:30pm - the updated schedule is attached. Presentations provide the best opportunity to get face time with recruiters and to learn about the company. The day wraps up with the Informal Social from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Krannert Drawing Room-food and drinks will be provided. All of the Wednesday events are business casual and you can come and go as your schedule permits.

The Career Fair is Thursday from 9:00am - 4:00pm. The fair entrance is located near the campus map in the Union and this will be the first year we are hosting companies on the front lawn between the PMU and Krannert. Please bring your PUID so you can swipe it to register for the fair and print a nametag. The fair is business professional. Additional Company Presentations are scheduled from 5:00pm-8:00pm in the Krannert and Rawls classrooms. And a large number of companies will be conducting Interviews on Friday.

This year the companies registered on CCO Express and their registration info is there.

The career fair booklets should arrive Monday afternoon and you can pick one up in the Drawing room, KRAN 361, Rawls, the CCO or at the fair. There have been a few updates since the booklets were printed and they are reflected on CCO Express and the intern/full-time spreadsheets on the SMEF website.


Full Time Positions

1. Feed Marketing Manager, Land O' Lakes Purina Feed

Requisition Number: 14610
Job Title: Feed Marketing Manager
Function: Marketing
Position Location: MO-Gray Summit
Territory (if applicable):

Feed Business Unit: Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC is North America's leading feed company, providing producers, cooperatives and dealers with an extensive line of animal feed, ingredients and services.

Position Purpose: This position will have responsibility for shaping and executing strategies for the Purina horse feed business. Work with business director and internal support teams on new product development, portfolio management, advertising, trade promotions, and event marketing to support the business objectives. Growth of the premium branded feed business in the independent dealer channel will be a key objective. Interface with appropriate industry leaders and industry groups. LOCATION: Gray Summit office (St. Louis, MO) OR Shoreview office (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN)

Required (Basic) Experience & Education: MBA or MA in Marketing with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or Animal Science.

Required Competencies & Other Skills: Marketing plan development. P&L Management. Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to influence and lead cross-functional teams. Must possess superior time management skills. Must be strategic and focused. A strong desire to compete and to grow professionally is a plus. Good presentation skills. Microsoft Office suite.

Preferred Experience & Education:

Preferred Competencies & Other Skills: 2-5 years of brand marketing experience or 5+ years' experience in sales and who possess a strong desire to branch out into brand marketing. Horse and/or companion animal industry knowledge. Experience with, or knowledge of, independent dealer networks.

Percentage of Travel: 25%

Land O'Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities. Land O’Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O’Lakes,Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Apply at

2. Research Technician, Cook/Muffin Incorporated

Company: Cook/Muffin Incorporated, West Lafayette, IN

Job Title: Research Technician

Employee Type: Full time

Base Pay: N/A

Job Description:
Cook/Muffin Incorporated, West Lafayette, IN, is currently accepting applications for a Research Technician. The successful candidate will interact with a small team of research scientists to maintain the operations of a lab for new clinical therapies.

Essential Job Functions/Duties

Job Requirements:


We expect all of our employees to assume a good bit of responsibility for current work, and grow into greater responsibility. We need to start with people with potential. We appreciate any referral, but know that Cook hires the best. The candidate will need to go through our interview process including submission of transcripts (good academic credentials - As and Bs) and checking references. Please contact me with any recommendations you might have, and also feel free to pass my email to potential candidates.

Shelley Wallace

Part time Positions

1. Camp Tecumseh YMCA

Camp Tecumseh YMCA is looking to find more workers to help with our weekend trail rides. Hours are from 7:00 am-5:45 pm on Saturday and 7 am-12:30 pm on Sunday. I need workers to commit to working the entire weekend, although not every Sunday will be required if the groups do not wish to ride on Sunday. Duties will include grooming and tacking up horses, helping the guests get on and off their horses, walking the 1 mile loop alongside the riders, and performing barn chores throughout the day. I am looking to find someone who can commit to working at least 3 weekends a month, if not all, to provide consistency. Weekends are currently running now and will go until the last weekend before Thanksgiving and will then start back up in January and go into the first part of June. Starting pay is $7.75/hr and all meals provided when you work. Possibility of earning more pay. Please email Mary Anne at for more information or to set up a time to come out and see the job.

Mary Anne Hunsberger
Assistant Equestrian Director
Camp Tecumseh YMCA
Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and on our News Site

2. Blair Animal Clinic & Klondike Kennels & Klondike Canine Academy

Job Opening
Type: Part Time
Location: Off Campus, West Lafayette
Blair Animal Clinic & Klondike Kennels & Klondike Canine Academy
3662 N 250 W
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(take McCormick Rd north straight across US 52 W)

Position: Canine Playgroup Monitor
Klondike Canine Academy and Recreation & Sports Park (the behavior and training branch of Blair Animal Clinic & Klondike Kennels) is hiring for the position of Playgroup Monitor. This person monitors the off-leash Canine Playgroup sessions which take place in our Canine Recreation & Sports Park (dog park).

Training/Skill: Animal Care background and handling experience of dogs required (i.e. dog walking, pet sitting, kennel/veterinary attendant, humane society). Knowledge of canine behavior, customer relations, and basic computer skills are also required

Requirements: Must be able to work outdoors in most weather conditions and be able to walk dogs greater than 50 lbs, handling a variety of breeds and sizes, and availability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Hours Available: varies, Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm, Fridays 3:30-6:30pm, Saturdays 9:30am -12:30pm, Sundays 1:30-4:30pm (May-Oct); 3:30-6:30pm (Nov-Apr)

Interested applicants should submit a current resume and fill out an application for employment during the hours of 8:00am-6:00pm Mon-Fri at Blair Animal Clinic,
3662 N 250 W, West Lafayette.
Contact: Layla Amberger, CPDT-KA

3. Military Family Research Institute

AmeriCorps Volunteer with Stipend
Community Mobilization & Workforce Development
Military Family Research Institute
at Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Position description
The AmeriCorps Volunteer will work on the outreach team of the Military Family Research Institute to support the Community Blueprint Corps initiatives in Indiana. Successful candidates will work with community members and veterans to increase community collaboration and community engagement as well as work to increase veterans’ job readiness support. Participation in community mobilization meetings and planning activities in selected Indiana communities is expected and volunteers will collaborate with veteran support and stateside organizations to help build veteran workforce readiness skills and mentoring, leadership training and volunteer experience, and veteran serving volunteer projects. This posting represents 5 vacancies and is accompanied by a modest stipend and benefits, including healthcare and travel reimbursement.

Required knowledge, experience and responsibilities:


Additional information:

The link to apply directly to this position is (requisition number 411779)

4. Del Guard Swine Farm near West Lafayette

Need 1 or 2 student workers 10 - 20 hrours per week
Paid position
Physical labor needed with
Need helping grind feed
Moving manure
Power washing
Opportunity to learn more about swine production - Learn about breeding , farrowing and all aspects
Apply by email resume and your phone number to Mr Guard at

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please email