Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

February 25, 2013

From the Desk of Barry Delks
Animal Sciences Careers Website
All Current Full-Time Positions
All Current Internship Positions
College of Ag Interview Opportunities
Employers by Concentration/Species
All-Campus Career Information


Career Fairs

Full-time Positions
1. JBS (Department of Procurement)
2. Numerous Job Opportunities in ANSC and ANSC Nutrition
3. Land O' Lakes Feed Sales Trainee

Part-time Positions
1. Animal Facility Jobs for OVPR (position has been filled)

Internships/Summer Work
1. Tuskegee University IBS-REU Summer Internship Program
2. Jamaican Top Bar Beekeeping Internship
3. Walt Disney World Internships

Study Abroad/ Travel Opportunities
1. Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Expedition

Club Callouts

Leadership Development
1. Boiler Blast Volunteer Opportunity


Full-time Positions

1. JBS (Department of Procurement)

This career begins with participation in the Ascend Leadership Training Program where participants are able to rotate through several departments of JBS and get exposure to many different aspects of the business. In addition to the Ascend rotation, ALTs participate in coursework intended to deepen their understanding of the business, broaden their appreciation of various leadership styles, and enable them to flex their new leadership skills. ALTs also take part in offsite meetings, community involvement, and cross-departmental group projects. Successfully graduating ALTs are placed in promotion-focused careers within JBS; this position is in the Department of Procurement.


Location: JBS's Louisville, KY Plant

JBS offers a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

To Apply:
Email your resume to or
Fax your resume to 502-595-7525

2. Numerous Job Opportunities in ANSC and ANSC Nutrition

Every year the Animal Sciences Monitor Newsletter publishes two issues focusing on employment opportunities that exist in the animal science and animal nutrition industry.

Hot Jobs:
Take a moment to browse through the diverse opportunities at the following link:
Click here to access all of our latest jobs in Animal Science! - Including jobs in the beef, dairy, swine and poultry industries!

Free Stuff:
However, not only do they have great opportunities to advance your career, but this time they also have tons of FREE stuff that will help you accomplish that goal, as well. This free stuff includes four timely and insightful e-Books:

Click here to access these four special e-Books from The ASM!

3. Land O' Lakes Feed Sales Trainee

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

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Job Description: Become trained in the company's program to take on the role of a Sales Specialist. During your first 6-9 months, you will have as many experiences as possible so that you will have the skills needed to be a successful Sales Specialist.


Percentage of Travel: 40%

Benefits: medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities

For more information and to apply: Go to Land O' Lakes Career Opportunities and search for Requisition Number 17472.

Part-time Positions

1. Animal Facility Jobs for OVPR

The position has been filled.

Internships/ Summer Work

1. Tuskegee University IBS-REU Summer Internship Program

Tuskegee University will serve as a Research Experience for Undergraduates site this summer with a program in Integrative Biosciences. This National Science Foundation- supported program provides undergraduates with a great opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor in a variety of life and natural science fields, including biology, chemistry, animal science, plant science, soils sciences, environmental sciences, and more- all with an emphasis on Bioinformatics!

For an overview of eligibility criteria, visit:

Students receive: $5,000 salary, travel assistance, complimentary housing in a Tuskegee University Dorm, as well as many meals

To look at past research projects and to apply, visit:
The application is also online at (Word doc)

Location: Tuskegee, Alabama (40 miles East of Montgomery, AL)

Duration: May 26-August 2, 2013

Deadline: March 1, 2013; Students selected for the program will be notified no later than April 1

Questions? Contact:
Ms. Marilyn Hooks
Program Assistant

2. Jamaican Top Bar Beekeeping Internship

Would you like to learn what is involved in the treatment of free, natural bees and about the use and management of top bar bee hives? A family farm in rural Jamaica is offering a great internship opportunity and would love to help you fully experience life in Jamaica. The family would also be happy to help you get academic credit with the internship.



Hours: 40 hours/week but flexibility in what dates you work

Benefits: All interns are provided with a hat, veil, and lots of support; total novices are welcome!

Location: Jamaica

To apply: visit and answer the quetsions at the bottom of the page.

To get a sense of what this internship is about: visit to view a past blog

For more information, contact:
Agape Adams at or 876-339-1027

3. Walt Disney World Internships

The Walt Disney World Agricultural Sciences team is looking for interns to participate in a fun and challenging hands-on internship in several different agricultural and science education fields.

Duration: 6 months (June 2013- January 2014)


Activities: Visit the Sciences/Horticulture/Zoology page for more information about some of the internship positions

Application Deadline: March 8th

To apply: Email a cover letter, resume, school transcript, and one letter of recommendation to Selected students will be interviewed via phone by a Walt Disney World representative.

Questions? Contact:
Agricultural Sciences at Epcot
The Walt Disney World Company

Study Abroad/ Travel Opportunities

1. Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Expedition

Gain real field experience as an undergraduate by traveling with the Fort Worth Zoo to help the critically endangered Anegada iguana!

When: Session 1: May 19- 27, 2013
Session 2: May 28- June 5, 2013
Session 3: July 9- 17, 2013

Where: Anegada, British Virgin Islands (BVI)

Cost: $1,375 for one session (1 night on Tortola, BVI, 1 round-trip ferry ticket from Tortola to Anegada, 7 nights on Anegada, meals on Anegada, field supplies, transportation on Anegada, and all routine expenses)

Cost does not include: Airfare to Tortola, BVI, meals on Tortola, and cab fare to and from the airport

Group Size: 7-10 participants + a project leader and assistant leader


For more information, contact:
Kelly Bradley
Conservation Biologist, Fort Worth Zoo

Leadership Development

1. Boiler Blast Volunteer Opportunity

Help the Lafayette Community and Receive Breakfast, Lunch, and a Free T-Shirt!!

Boiler Blast is a one day, campus-wide event of community service. Student volunteers work on campus beautification or help out with spring chores for residents of West Lafayette.

When: Saturday, March 23rd
Students Arrive: 8:30 AM
Students Released By: 2:00 PM
Register Online: Boiler Blast Volunteer Form

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