Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

January 28, 2013

From the Desk Of Barry Delks

Scholarships
1. The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship

Career Fairs
1. The Sales, Retail, and Financial Services Career Fair
2. Resume Blitz
3. Professional Name Tag Sales
4. Student Hosts for the Spring Ag Career Fair
5. Summer Camp Career Fair
6. Careers in Animal Behavior and Nutrition

Full-time Positions
1. Numerous Full-time Swine Careers
2. Veterinary Assistant/ Veterinary Technician
3. Select Sires Multimedia Communications Specialist

Part-time Positions
1. Animalia Volunteer Positions
2. Paid CCO Student Ambassador Positions
3. ANSC Student Lab Work- Nutrition

Internships/Summer Work
1. Columbian Park Zoo Internships
2. ASAS (American Society of Animal Science) Summer Internships
3. Becker Farms Summer Internship
4. VitaFerm Sure Champ Internships
5. Unpaid Special Activities Intern (NC Aquarium)
6. Unpaid Education Intern (NC Aquarium)
7. Paid Special Activities Instructor (NC Aquarium)
8. Aldermere Farm Summer Internship
9. Royer Farm Fresh Beef, Lamb, and Pork Internship

Study Abroad

Club Callouts
1. Tomahawk Callout
2. Animal Science Ambassador Callout

Leadership Development
1. Book Harmon Leadership Forum


From the Desk of Barry Delks

Animal Sciences Careers Website: http://www.ag.purdue.edu/ansc/Pages/Careers.aspx

College of Agriculture lists of Employment Opportunities:
Full-time Positions: https://ag.purdue.edu/oap/career/Pages/Student_JobList-Permanent.aspx
Internships and Part-time Positions: https://ag.purdue.edu/oap/career/Pages/Student_JobList-Internship.aspx


Scholarships


1. The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship

Amount: $1,500-$2,000

Requirements:

Deadline: May 31, 2013

Send application to:
NPFDA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
2014 Osborne Rd
St. Marys, GA 31558

To Apply, visit: http://www.npfda.org/scholarships


Career Fairs


1. The Sales, Retail, and Financial Services Career Fair

Date: February 5th, 1:30-4:30 PM
Location: South Ballroom, PMU
Opportunities: Internship and full-time positions; Opportunities in sales-focused positions
To see a list of companies, visit: http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/csr/Career_Conf/attending.html


2. Resume Blitz

Would you like to make your resume employer ready for the upcoming Spring Career Fair and on-campus recruiting? Meet with representatives from CNH, Dupont Pioneer, Farm Credit Services, and Hormel Food for experienced resume advice.
Date: February 19th, 11 AM – 3 PM
Location: Lobby of Lilly Hall


3. Professional Name Tag Sales

 Want to look more professional to prospective employers at the upcoming Spring College of Ag Career Fair? Order a professional Purdue University nametag from the Agribusiness Club!

Order Dates: Thursday, January 24th- Tuesday, February 12th
Order Locations: KRAN 681, AGAD 121, or LILY 3-229
Cost: $10 (cash or check payable to "Purdue Agribusiness Club")
Questions? Contact:
Andy Oppy: aoppy@purdue.edu or
Ethan Demerly: edemerly@purdue.edu


4. Student Hosts for the Spring Ag Career Fair

Interested in being a student host for the February 20th Spring Ag Career Fair?

Download the form (Word doc). Complete the form and email to Linda Austin at laa@purdue.edu as an attachment no later than noon on February 8th. Please put "HOST- Career Fair" in the email subject line. Thank you in advance for your help!!


5. Summer Camp Career 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?
Attend the SUMMER CAMP JOB FAIR!

Date: Thursday, February 7, 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!

INFORMATION SESSION:
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: https://www.cco.purdue.edu/Events2013/CampDay2013.pdf

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 www.cco.purdue.edu/Student. 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: https://www.cco.purdue.edu/Events2012/WorkAtCamp.pdf
Resources to Prepare For a Job Fair: www.cco.purdue.edu/student.

Questions? Contact:
Kaletra Dispennett
(765) 494-3990
kaletra@purdue.edu


6. Careers in Animal Behavior and Nutrition

Seniors - looking for a job?
Grad students - meet a rep from JBS United - Dave Crosby
Undergrads - learn about internship in behavior or swine nutrition

Find out why you should get a BS, MS or PhD in Behavior
https://ag.purdue.edu/ansc/Documents/AnimalBehaviorCareers.pdf

Meet an employer in feed sales
http://www.jbsunited.com/animal-nutrition-health/partnership/jbs-united-animal-health

When: Wednesday, January 30th, 2:30 & 3:30 PM
Where: LILY 3102


Full-time Positions


1. Numerous Full-time Swine Careers

There are numerous full-time swine careers available right now in Indiana and across the United States, including positions in: Administration, Feed, Management, Marketing, Production, Sales, Veterinary, and many more.

Not ready to graduate but still interested in a great swine internship? Visit the site and click on the "Student" Tab on the right-hand side of the page.

For more information, visit: www.pigcareers.com (click on the various tabs on the right-hand side of the page)


2. 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

Responsibilities:

  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.

Qualifications:

  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 reprospecialty@gmail.com


3. Select Sires Multimedia Communications Specialist

For a complete job description and for how to apply, visit: http://www.selectsires.com/aboutus/employmentSSI_1.html


Part-time Positions


1. Animalia Volunteer Positions

Location: Thorntown, IN
Duration: 6 month commitments; 2 shifts are available (9 AM-1 PM and 2 PM-6 PM)

Questions on how to apply, contact:
Ailigh Vanderbush
Executive Director
Animalia, Inc.
Pet Behavior, Dog Training, and Animal Outreach
317-695-5464

For further volunteer and internship opportunities with Animalia, visit: www.animalia.us


2. Paid CCO Student Ambassador Positions

Job Description:

Criteria: any undergraduate major
Duration: Fall 2013-Spring 2014; 8-10 hours/week
Apply on CCO Express by February 7th
Questions? Visit: STEW 194 between 10 AM-4 PM


3. ANSC Student Lab Work- Nutrition

Need 1 student that has all day Tuesday's available to help with a swine research study at Peru IN weighing grow-finish pigs. We typically leave at 6:30 am and get back at about 4:30 pm every Tuesday. We have additional needs in the lab and helping with pig metabolism collection and sample analysis. The Sample collection is Mon. through Thursday afternoons from 1:30-4:30 every 3rd week and the days we are not collecting, the student can work a lab assistant analyzing fecal and urine samples in the lab.

Ensure you have 1) all day Tuesday or 2) Mon - Thursday 1:30 - 4:30 open.

Questions or Send a resume to:
Dr. Brian Richert
765-494-4837
POUL Room 103A
brichert@purdue.edu


Internships/ Summer Work


1. Columbian Park Zoo Internships

Summer 2013

Fall 2013

For more information, visit: www.columbianparkzoo.org

Questions? Contact:
Courtney Nave
Assistant Education Coordinator
Columbian Park Zoo
765-807-1543


2. ASAS Summer Internship

The American Society of Animal Science is looking for two interns to work with the ASAS Scientific Communications Associate to write press releases, write and edit Talking Stock and AnimalSmart.org content, and create web content. Interns will also travel for one week, expenses paid, to Indianapolis, IN to report on the ASAS annual meeting.

Requirements: Must be an undergraduate with proof of health insurance; must have writing experience and be comfortable writing about science for a non-scientific audience
Location: Champaign, IL
Duration: June 17-August 9; 40 hours/week
Housing: Interns are responsible for travel expenses to Champaign and for finding housing in Champaign
Salary: $1,500/ month for two months
Application Due: February 15, 2013
For more information, visit: www.asas.org and http://blog.asas.org/GraduateBulletin/?p=2093

Questions? Contact:
Dr. Ratcliffe
jradclif@purdue.edu


3. Becker Farms Summer Internship

Interested in small farms and niche marketing of farm products?
Becker Farms was established in 2007 by two Purdue Ag Alumni; the farm specializes in the production of grass-fed beef, pastured pork, chicken, turkey, duck, eggs, and produce. They attend 2-4 farmers markets per week throughout East-Central Indiana.

Location: Mooreland, IN (1 hour East of Indianapolis)
General Duties: General farm labor, preparing for and attending farmers markets, and maintaining social media accounts
Ideal Candidates: not afraid to get dirty, be able to lift 30-40 pounds, be able to work independently, have customer relations skills
Housing: Housing and most meals will be provided
Wage: $450/ week

For More Information about Becker Farms, visit: www.facebook.com/beckerfarmsin/info

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to:
Becker Farms, Kyle and Emily Becker
7392 N. Wilbur Wright Road
Mooreland, IN 47360
Or emily@beckerfarmsin.com
Or beckerakj45@yahoo.com

Questions? Contact:
Emily Becker (emily@beckerfarmsin.com) or
Barry Delks (delks@purdue.edu)


4. VitaFerm Sure Champ Internships

Public Relations Internship
Offered to incoming college juniors and seniors the opportunity to promote the Sure Champ brand through their junior national sponsorships, social media, video production, and photography

For Criteria/ Application Process: http://www.surechamp.com/news/PR_Internship_2013.pdf

Sales Internship
Offered to incoming college juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn about the sales and marketing of mineral products and show feed supplements

For Criteria/ Application Process: http://www.surechamp.com/news/Sales_Internship_2013.pdf

Internship Durations: Beginning of June 2013- the end of July 2013
Applications are due: February 15, 2013


5. Unpaid Special Activities Intern - NC Aquarium

Location: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
PO Box 967, 374 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-3494

Duration: Start/End dates are flexible; some evening, weekend, and holiday work required

Qualifications:

Job Description:

To Apply:

  1. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Shannon.Brooks@ncaquariums.com or at 252-473-3494 ext. 254 to receive the application
  2. Then send application materials, cover letter, and resume to the above address

6. Unpaid Education Intern - NC Aquarium

Location: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
PO Box 967, 374 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-3494

Duration: 10 week positions with at least 20 hours/week; some evening, weekend, and holiday work required; start/end dates are flexible

Qualifications:
Applicants should be articulate; have good public speaking and organizational skills, and interact positively with the general public, children, co-workers, and volunteers. Candidates should be majoring in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Parks and Rec., or a related field. A flexible schedule is required. Prior experience working with the public and a working knowledge of Outer Banks flora and fauna are preferred, but not required.

Job Description:
Interns are an integral part of the NC Aquarium's Education team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: setting up, announcing, and showing educational videos; conducting public programs on various marine/aquatic topics (sea turtles, sharks, alligators, river otters, jellyfish, wetlands, beachcombing, marine mammals, etc.); handling live animals; staffing discovery carts; monitoring visitor behavior and answering questions at the touch tanks; and being on the floor interacting with Aquarium visitors. Each intern will complete a project during his or her 10-week internship. Projects will be conceived, designed and presented by the intern per the approval of permanent staff. The Education curator or the full-time Educators will assign additional responsibilities and projects.

To Apply:

  1. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Shannon.Brooks@ncaquariums.com or at 252-473-3494 ext. 254 to receive the application
  2. Then send application materials, cover letter, and resume to the above address

7. Paid Special Activities Instructor - NC Aquarium

Location: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
PO Box 967, 374 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-3494

Duration: May-September 2013 (May be flexible); 30-40 hours/week; some nights, holidays, and weekend work required

Salary: $11.32/hour (temporary job, so no state benefits)

Qualifications:
Applicants should be articulate, enthusiastic, and have a strong work ethic. Candidates must either have or be in pursuit of a degree in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Parks and Rec, or a related field. If in pursuit of such a degree, applicants must have completed at least two years towards degree. Prior experience working with the public, strong presentation skills, adaptability to different teaching situations, a flexible schedule, and a valid driver's license are all required. The following skills and certifications are preferred, but not required: CPR, First Aid, Divemaster certification, kayak experience, teaching experience, water safety skills, experience working with children, and a working knowledge of the Outer Banks flora and fauna. Candidates must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, and be able to spend extended periods of time outdoors.

Job Description:
Special Activities at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island are hands-on programs, which deal with a small number of participants for several hours at a time. Such programs include but are not limited to: children's summer camps, kayaking programs, crabbing classes, marine animal programs, behind the scenes tours, animal feeding programs, birthday parties, overnight programs, beach ecology trips, and salt marsh field trips. The summer Special Activities Instructors will be responsible for both assisting with these activities and teaching programs in their entirety. Daily requirements of the instructor will include conducting programs, speaking to small groups of people of all ages, handling live animals, assembling education materials, driving a fifteen-passenger van with field trip participants, occasionally assisting with other daily program responsibilities inside the main public areas of the Aquarium, and other duties as assigned by the Special Activities Coordinator and Education Curator.

Deadline: All applications must be received by 5:00 PM on March 15, 2013

To Apply: A North Carolina State Application Form PD-107 is required, and may be downloaded from the NC Office of State Personnel website at http://www.osc.nc.gov/careers/. A cover letter and resume may also be submitted, but will NOT be accepted in lieu of the NC State Application PD-107 form.
Mail completed applications to: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Attn: Beth Wilcox
PO Box 967
Manteo, NC 27954

Questions? Contact:
Beth Wilcox
Special Activities Coordinator
252-473-3494, ext. 246
Beth.wilcox@ncaquariums.com


8. Aldermere Farm Summer Internship

Aldermere Farm which is located in Rockport, Maine has been one of the premiere Belted Galloway breeders in the world since 1953. The farm will again have available an internship for the Summer 2013 for an upper level college student in Agriculture, Ag Education, Animal Science, or Veterinary Medicine.

Deadline: March 1, 2013
Housing: Housing is provided as well as a $300 weekly stipend
For more information and for the application, visit: www.aldermere.org


9. Royer Farm Fresh Beef, Lamb, and Pork Internship

Location: just outside of Clinton, IN

Description: The internship position is designed to provide experience in many aspects of sustainable production and direct marketing of farm products. Work will include a great deal of animal husbandry as well as value-added production and marketing. Species raised on the farm include cattle, pigs, sheep, and chickens. The farm's products are marketed through farmers' markets, a farm store, and on-line.

Qualifications: The internship position is intended for individuals who wish to have a broad range of hands-on farm work and marketing experience. The intern will also have the opportunity to complete a project in his/her chosen area, so applicants should have a strong desire to learn. Applicants must be physically fit, capable of completing the rigors of pasture work, and able to work in a variety of adverse weather conditions. Though previous experience with livestock is not necessary to apply, we do ask that applicants be very comfortable handling larger animals. Mostly, we encourage a willingness to learn and ability to self-direct.

Duration: May 1st (or at end of Spring semester) -August 2013; 5-6 days/week, including Saturday and occasional Sundays; roughly 40-50 hours/ week

Salary: Housing, some meals, $300/mo stipend, and access to the farm's resources provided

Application Deadline: February 17, 2013

Application Procedure: Contact Scott and Nikki Royer at info@royerfarmfresh.com


Club Callouts


1. Tomahawk Callout 

Tomahawk is an organization that strives to excel in the areas of service, leadership, and friendship. Tomahawk members have participated in a variety of service events including the Relay for Life Cancer Walk, the American Diabetes Association Walk, Purdue University Dance Marathon , Winterization, supporting Purdue athletics, and much more. Leadership is also a very important aspect of Tomahawk. At the very moment you become a pledge, you will have immediate opportunities for leadership positions. Further leadership positions and roles are available upon beginning a Tomahawk. If you are looking to make lifelong friendships, then Tomahawk would be a great step in your journey. Some of the social events we have are movie nights, lunch or dinner outings, and canoe trips.

Questions? Interested in becoming a member?
Email: Nathan at president@purduetomahawk.com or
Visit: the Tomahawk office, Room G20A, in the basement of the Stewart Center


2. Animal Science Ambassador Callout

Are you an enthusiastic and committed leader who would like to promote and serve the Department of Animal Sciences? Well then, become an Animal Science Ambassador!

Purpose: Communicate with potential Animal Science students, alumni, employers, and the public to promote goodwill within and for the Department and Purdue University

Activities: Be an active member of the ANSC Ambassador Team and support and participate in all activities including:

Optional Information Session: February 6th, Lilly Hall 3-113B, 7:30 PM

Application Process:

Application Criteria: Must be a full-time student, major in the Department of Animal Sciences, have at least 30 credit hours completed by the end of the current semester, be in good academic standing, and have at least 2 semesters remaining in their major

Application Requirements:

Ambassadors Website: http://www.ag.purdue.edu/ansc/ambassadors/.


Leadership Development


1. Book Harmon Leadership Forum

Learn from a personal story of a successful industry leader
Become more award of leadership needed in agricultural careers
Strengthen the intentional planning of their personal leadership
Gain a better understanding of national and international leadership in agriculture

Date: February 19th
Location: Dean's Auditorium, Pfendler Hall
Speaker: Dr. Shelley Stanford, Director of US Pork Technical Services, Pfizer Animal Health

Schedule of Events:


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