Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

January 21, 2013

From the Desk Of Barry Delks

1. Pork Industry Scholarship

Career Fairs
1. Summer Camp Job Fair
2. Spring 2013 ANSC Career Activities

Full-time Positions
1. Veterinary Assitant/ Veterinary Technician
2. Dairy Risk Management Specialist

Part-time positions
Internships/Student Workers
1. Dairy Farmers of America Internships
2. Pre-Vet Paid Zoo Internship
3. Covance Internships

Study Abroad

From the Desk of Barry Delks

Animal Sciences Careers Website:


1. Pork Industry Scholarship

All college Juniors and Seniors who plan to pursue a career in Swine Production Management or a related field, or who will be seeking to attend graduate or veterinary school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine are invited to submit an application.

To apply and view the detailed requirements/ guidelines, visit:
Deadline: February 15, 2013

Questions? Contact:
Chris Hostetler
(515) 223-2606

Career Fairs

1. Summer Camp Job Fair

 Are you looking for a summer job experience that will allow you to develop your skills and have fun too? Would you like to inquire about a full-time position after graduation?

Date: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Time: 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Location: PMU South Ballroom
Attire: Casual

*Stop by to speak with representatives from a variety of camps and recreation programs.
*Find out how to apply for jobs as a Water Sports Instructor, Arts & Crafts Activity Specialist, Ropes Course Facilitator, Wildlife Educator, Counselor, and more!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
6:30pm - 7:30pm, BRNG 1254
Gain tips from camp representatives on how to prepare for the Camp Fair and find out what it's like to work for a camp from follow students!

List of Camps Attending the Fair:

Have a CCO Express account?
Preview the camps attending the fair and interact with the camps prior to attending the fair by logging into your account at Click on Camp Day 2013 under Attend Events (located on the lower right hand side of the screen)

Type of Work You Do at Camp:
Resources to Prepare For a Job Fair:

Questions? Contact:
Kaletra Dispennett
(765) 494-3990

2. Spring 2013 ANSC Career Activities

When: 2:30 and 3:30 on Wednesdays
Where: Lilly 3102

Grad Students - About to finish your degree?
Seniors - Seeking a fulltime job?
Students - Need a summer internship?
You are invited! Meet Purdue alumni and industry representatives. Learn about a diversity of careers in the Animal Sciences indsutry! 

January 23 (Careers in ANSC Related Industry)
John Deere
Speaker: Jeremy Armstrong

January 30 (Careers in Behavior and Nutrition)
JBS, PU Animal Behavior
Speakers: Dave Crosby, Dr. Croney

February 6 (Careers in Swine Indsutry Research Opportunities Campus)
NSR, Research Roundtable
Speakers: Brian Arnold, Meredeith Cobb

February 13 (Careers as a DVM, Ag Business, or Grad School)
Speakers: Dawn Melikant, Emily Taylor, Karen Lehe, DVM

February 19 (Tuesday) (Leadership)
Pfendler: Book Harmon Seminar

February 20 (Career Panel/Networking)
Career Fair (Purdue Memorial Union) (9:00 AM- 2:00 PM)
Networking after the Fair (Lilly 3113 A & B)
-- Speakers: Hormel, LOL (Jenny Busch), ADM (Mike Cecava), Pfizer (Ryan Millet), Belstra (Jon Hoek), BASi (Brad Gien)

March 6 (Careers in ANSC Education)
DFA, Kelsay Farm
Speakers: Sarah Wagler, Amy Kelsay

March 20 (Careeers in Products)
Career Panel

March 27 (Careers in Pharmaceutical Industry)
Speaker: Tom Heady

April 3 (Careers in Sales)
Speaker: Kristen Fry

April 10 (Careers in PR/Animal Industry)
Career Panel

April 17 (Networking) (Lilly 3113 A & B)
ANSC Alumni & DVMs

Questions? Contact:
Barry Delks

Full-time Positions

1. Veterinary Assistant/ Veterinary Technician

 Location: Reproduction Specialty Group Inc., Lebanon, IN
Job Description: Assist in daily vet services associated with reproduction related to the small ruminant industry


  1. Assist with laparoscopic artificial insemination and surgical embryo transfer
  2. Manage inventroy supplies including ordering and packing for LAI and ET programs
  3. Maintain accurate computer records
  4. Participate in client education and promotion
  5. General farm and breeding program needs
  6. Attend training and continuing education classes

Scale and Territory: RSG services clients in 13 states with 15 different small ruminant breeds represented. On average, RSG will perform 4,500 LAI and 450 embryo transfer flush procedures in a year. 75% of these services will occur between July 15th and October 15th.


  1. Personality: Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook and a clear dedication to high quality services. Naturally a forward thinking and planning person who critically assesses own performance. Mature, credible, and comfortable dealing with high levels of responsibility. Interested in growth and development into new fields.
  2. Ability to travel working long days during the breeding season spending several nights on the road.
  3. Have a strong desire to work in the food animal industry and interact with various producers. Able to communicate via phone, text, and email. Recognize the importance of medically-based procedures and client confidentiality.
  4. Must be able to accurately enter data and work within Windows-based operating systems.

Salary: $32,000-$37,000 (Full Time Position)

How to Apply: Email resume, cover letter, and 3 work-related references to

2. Dairy Risk Management Specialist

Job Description:

  1. Perform forward contracting trade desk functions including:
    Accurately taking orders, executing verbal & electronic transactions of futures/options at the CME or via third party swaps, recording all verbal & electronic transaction on DFA electronic platform for each account, performing reconciliation functions, generating confirmations on daily transaction volume, maintaining CME & DFA positions on daily basis, keeping up-to-date on market conditions & be able to accurately translate information to membership to allow good decision-making by client base, maintaining database of DFA Risk Management membership for distribution purposes, updating daily historical futures file, and assist with other DFA Risk Management team functions as needed.
  2. Develop an appreciation and understanding of DFA's business, programs and services and philosophy
  3. Develop a strong understanding of commodity risk management markets, tools, programs
  4. Build upon these responsibilities to gradually take on more advanced roles such as presenting risk management seminars to clients
  5. Promote DFA Risk Management programs and educating members, plants and commercial customers about DRMS programs
  6. Listen to client base to understand and identify their needs
  7. Contribute to the improvement of DRMS programs and services
  8. Maintain daily market information, including daily charts and commentary
  9. Develop materials regarding market information for strategic risk management meetings.
  10. Show active interest in developing an understanding of the dairy industry
  11. Quarterly review of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. Commodities Compliance Manual


  1. Bachelor's Degree (Agricultural Business or Economics Preferred)
  2. Agriculture Background (Dairy Preferred)
  3. Interest/Understanding of Futures and Options Trading, Commodity Markets
  4. Excellent skills in Excel and Powerpoint
  5. Strong communication skills
  6. Strong analytical skills
  7. Ability to work with and influence others
  8. Multi-task oriented
  9. Problem solving
  10. Attention to detail

Percent Travel: 10-20%

Apply Online:

Questions? Contact:
Brent McMilian
Director, Recruiting
Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
(816) 801-6616

Part-time Positions
Internships/Student Workers

1. Dairy Farmers of America Internships

Field Representative Intern

Human Resources Intern

Human Resources Systems Intern

Innovation Intern

Quality Assurance Intern

Quality and Food Safety Intern

Sales Intern

SAP Intern

Supply Chain Intern

Sustainability Intern

For Job Descriptions and to Apply, visit:

Questions? Contact:
Brent McMilian
Director, Recruiting
Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
(816) 801-6616

2. Pre-Vet Paid Zoo Internship

Organization: Seneca Park Zoo
Location: Rochester, NY
Duration: June-August

Job Discription: Assist the veterinary staff in all aspects of the veterinary care program, complete a retrospective or cross-sectional research project jointly identified by the fellow and veterinary staff, and will rotate through all animal care sections of the zoo.


  1. Completion of two years of pre-vet curriculum by the summer
  2. At least a 3.0 GPA
  3. At least 100 hours of experience in both large and small animal traditional veterinary hospitals

Deadline: February 28th

To Apply, visit: and click on the Education tab

Housing: Provided at a University of Rochester dormitory; an additional stipend of $250 per week is provided; Access to a car is preferred

3. Covance Internships

Job Description: These internships are 12-week, paid internships. Information about each internships can be found at

Locations: Various locations, including internships in Indianapolis with more locations to be posted soon


  1. Must complete a project during the summer, as assigned by their supervisor and mentor, which is valuable to Covance and meaningful to their education
  2. Project and daily work will be shared with senior leadership during presentation in August
  3. Must dedicate 8 hours towards a community service/volunteer initiative

Interns will be exposed to a number of executives, scientists, and educational work-related seminars/workshops during the summer program.

Questions? Contact:
Laurel Draeger, CIR
University Recruitment Specialist

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