Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

November 18, 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. AgSpan (Elanco) Position
2. Farm Credit Open Positions
3. Associate Food Technologist

Part-time Positions

Internships/Summer Work
1. Bioscience Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

Study Abroad/ Travel Opportunities
1. IAMS Industry Tour

Club Callouts

Leadership Development
1. Midwest Pork Conference
2. How To Get Hired - Some Tips


Full-time Positions

1. AgSpan (Elanco) Position

Looking for an entry-level position with Elanco? Elanco's AgSpan division has a temporary opening (2-4 years) for a Business Analyst in their Kansas City office— someone good with data and has some Poultry, Cattle, Dairy, and/or Swine production experience.

To learn more and to apply, visit:

2. Farm Credit Open Positions

Farm Credit has had several positions posted recently. Recent graduates or alumni are welcome to apply. December grads are also eligible to apply for most of these.

Areas of Interest:

To apply, please visit:
Select "View All Positions"

Questions? Contact:
Stacy O'Diam
Senior Recruitment Specialist

3. Associate Food Technologist

Jennie-O Turkey Store is the largest fully integrated leader in the turkey industry, employing almost 7,000 team members and operating 7 processing plants, 175 growing and breeder farms, 8 feed mills, and 3 hatcheries. Their team is the leader in the turkey industry because they are the best at managing all segments of their supply chain from the consumers' eating experience back to the egg. They currently have many full-time openings, one of which is for an Associate Food Technologist in Wilmar, MN.

For a full list of responsibilities and qualifications and to apply, visit:

Internships/ Summer Work

1. Bioscience Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

The University of Utah will be having two Summer 2014 Programs that you have the opportunity to apply for. These programs provide opportunities to gain research experience in a variety of biological fields, including biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, ecology, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, and neurobiology. Students are expected to work full-time in the research laboratory for the duration of the programs.

Duration: May 27, 2014 - August 1, 2014


Benefits: A stipend of $3,500 and meals/housing in the University of Utah dormitories will be provided to all participants. Travel costs are provided for SURP and URAMP students.

No previous research experience is required.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

For more information and to apply, visit:

Study Abroad/ Travel Opportunities

1. IAMS Industry Tour

Be watching for details and how to sign up for an all-day industry tour to IAMS (nutrition and welfare) on Tuesday, December 3rd! How to sign up will be coming soon.

For more information about IAMS, visit:

Leadership Development

1. Midwest Pork Conference

Ten or so Purdue ANSC students have the opportunity to attend the Midwest Pork Conference on December 3, 2013 for FREE near Indianapolis. Learn about employers, networking, repro, and management.

To view the agenda, copy and visit:

To get a registration link, email:
Josh Trenary
Make sure to put "Purdue ANSC Free Registration" in the email subject line.

2. How to Get Hired - Some Tips

Below are some tips adapted from "How to Get Hired" by Gary Burnison, the Chief Executive Officer at Korn/Ferry International.

They want people who are passionate and believe in the mission – people who are adaptable to change, and have an insatiable appetite for learning.

In fact, if you are a lifelong learner, not only can you get a job, you will have the tools to adapt to every situation and all changes.

The greatest workers and executives have "learning agility." Learning agility is the willingness and ability to learn from experience and then apply those lessons to succeed in new situations. Leaders and employees who are learning agile continuously seek new challenges, solicit direct feedback, self-reflect, and get jobs done resourcefully.

I will give you one tip. Learn. And apply what you have learned to make positive change.

So, let's put "learn" into practice. Do you have a meeting this week? Do you have a task to do? What are you learning from the task you are doing – are you reporting on it? In the next meeting you go to, do you start out and say – "Here is a what I learned and how we can apply it?"

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