Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

January 20, 2014

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

Scholarships
1. Angus Foundation General Scholarships

Career Fairs
1. 2014 Summer Camp Job Fair

Full-time Positions
1. Outside Sales Position with Yoder Farm Service, Inc.
2. Indiana Beef Producer Communications and Consumer Education Director
3. Chicago Sausage Company Position
4. Dairy Specialist
5. Grad Student Opportunity at Michigan State
6. Veterinary Assistant Position

Part-time Positions

Internships/Summer Work
1. Novus International Summer Intern Opportunity for Chinese Students
2. Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center Summer Internships
3. Camp Tecumseh Equestrian Camp Counselor
4. American Angus Association Activities and Events Department Internship
5. American Angus Association Junior Activities Department Opportunity
6. BOAH Internships
7. Certified Angus Beef LLC Marketing Internships
8. Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Enhanced Internship Program
9. Sylvia Rowe Fellowship
10. World Wide Sires, Ltd. 2014 Global Internship Program

Study Abroad/ Travel Opportunities

Club Callouts

Leadership Development
1. CSR Extravaganza
2. ANSC Graduate Student Development Seminar

Contests


Scholarships


1. Angus Foundation General Scholarships

The Angus Foundation offers general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. Eligible Angus youth meeting the qualifications for the Angus Foundation's 2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Programs will be considered by the Angus Foundation's Scholarship Selection Committee. Other specific and special criteria scholarships administered by the Angus Foundation will also be available. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2014 NJAS in Indianapolis.

Applications are available on their website http://www.angusfoundation.org/

For more information, contact:
Milford Jenkins
Angus Foundation President
(816) 383-5100
mjenkins@angusfoundation.org

Applications Deadline: May 1, 2014


Career Fairs


1. 2014 Summer Camp Job Fair

Thursday, February 13, 2014
11am - 3pm at the Recreational Sports Center

Visit the Career Fairs listing at http://www.cco.purdue.edu or myCCO for a list of camps attending the fair - or download this pdf file.

Questions? Contact Kaletra Dispennett at 765-494-3990 or kaletra@purdue.edu.

Attire for the fair is casual.


Full-time Positions


1. Outside Sales Position with Yoder Farm Service, Inc.

Yoder Farm Service, Inc. is a large full service feed mill in Topeka, Indiana and carries a complete line of ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. products. They are seeking an individual in a solutions- based selling environment to create value in animal agribusinesses in northeast Indiana, focusing mainly on livestock feeding opportunities but also with opportunities in making agronomy recommendations as they have a fertilizer and spray service, too.

Qualifications:

To apply, send or email a resume to:
Rich Nisen
6779 N 100 W
Leesburg, IN 46538
Rich.Nisen@adm.com

May Graduates: Mr. Nisen will be on campus on February 5th and would like to meet with interested applicants. Contact him for more information.


2. Indiana Beef Producer Communications and Consumer Education Director

The Indiana Beef Cattle Association and Indiana Beef Council are seeking a person to fill the position of Producer Communications and Consumer Education Director.

To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to:
Joe Moore
Executive Vice President
Indiana Beef Cattle Association-Indiana Beef Council
jmoore@indianabeef.org

For more information about The Indian Beef Cattle Association and Indiana Beef Council, visit: www.indianabeef.org


3. Chicago Sausage Company Position

If you are graduating in May or have already graduated, you have the opportunity to apply for a full-time position with a sausage company in Chicago.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Jolena Waddell
Assistant Professor- Meat Science
Department of Animal Sciences
jnwaddell@purdue.edu


4. Dairy Specialist

Cargill has an open position for a Dairy Specialist to provide technical support to the regional feed manufacturers, consultants, and dairy producers in the Upper Midwest Region. Preferred living location is to be in either Wisconsin or Minnesota.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

For more information and to apply, visit: www.cargill.com


5. Grad Student Opportunity at Michigan State

Dr. Mike VandeHaar from Michigan State is currently looking for 1 or 2 new grad students (preferrably PhD) to be involved in collaborative research that has been ongoing for the past 2 years across many universities in the US and is funded by NIFA. Grad students are needed for this coming Fall.They expect this work will have a lasting impact on the dairy industry and change the way we manage cows through feed efficiency and use genomic tools in animal agriculture.

Students should be interested in dairy nutrition and one of the following areas:

  1. Analyzing data from >5,000 cows to answer questions related to efficiency. You should have an interest in data analysis, statistics, nutrition, and interactions between nutrition and genetics.
    1. Are smaller cows more efficient?
    2. Is there evidence that our current models seem to handle efficiency of converting gorss energy to net energy correctly?
    3. How does feed efficiency relate to profitability?
  2. Working with cows and with farmers to demonstrate the value on commercial famrs of grouping and targeted feeding to maximize milk while optimizing body condition. You would also do experiments on campus to understand nutrient partitioning. Practical farm experience, social skills, and an interest in nutrient partitioning are preferred.

If interested, please contact:
Dr. Mike VandeHaar
mikevh@msu.edu


6. Veterinary Assistant Position

Location:
Oak Grove Veterinary Clinic
6593 S State Road 55
Oxford, IN 47971
(765) 385- 0100

Qualifications:

Hours: 15-40 Hours/Week; closed on Sundays; most needed on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and until 2:00 pm on Saturday

Responsibilities: (may increase with proven ability)

To apply, drop your resume off during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9 AM- 5 PM and Saturday, 9-12 PM)


Internships/ Summer Work


1. Novus International Summer Intern Opportunity for Chinese Students

Novus International (located in St. Louis, MO) is a leading animal health and nutrition company. They are currently looking for a Chinese summer intern to primarily assist them with their NGS (Novus Graduate Scholars) program, which is where a group of outstanding animal science graduate students from major Chinese agriculture universities (and sometimes from Thailand and India) are chosen to participate in a 2-month US tour/internship sponsored by Novus.

Xixi Chen, a current Purdue ANSC graduate student, worked for them one summer said that it was not only a lot of fun but also a wonderful opportunity to interact with ANSC colleges from China and gain an in-depth understanding of the US agriculture since you will participate in all the tours with the scholars.

Duration: May 2014 - August 2014; if there are time conflicts, 2 months from July-August is a minimum, but they would prefer someone who can participate earlier than July to adapt to and learn about Novus before the students arrive

Payment: Around $15/ hour

Qualifications:

To apply, send your resume to:
Xi (Xixi) Chen
Poultry Nutrition
Graduate Research Assistant
Student Outreach Rep. ANSC Graduate Student Association
chen316@purdue.edu

Important: Your must obtain a permission to work legally in the United States before the start of the internship. This means that you would need to apply for OPT and obtain an EAD card.


2. Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center Summer Internships

Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center is again offering two internship opportunities for the summer of 2014. Our interns have the opportunity to tailor their internship around their primary interest, such as horse management or therapeutic riding. This is a non-paying internship with the opportunity to focus in the student's primary area of interest with guidance by an experienced intern mentor.

Qualifications:

Hours:

To apply, email your contact information, a short resume, and information on what they expect from their internship to:
Libby Marks-Shepard
Director, Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
therapeion@yahoo.com
She will contact you and set up an interview after reviewing your information.

For more information about the center, visit: http://www.therapeiontrc.com/


3. Camp Tecumseh Equestrian Camp Counselor

Camp Tecumseh offers a specialty program for campers ages 11-15. Counselors will instruct riding lessons each morning at their Equestrian Center. In the afternoons, campers will come back to the barn and participate in a variety of clinics run by the counselors such as bareback, mounted trail obstacles, and bathing, just to name a few. Their Equestrian Center has 3 outdoor rings and 1 indoor ring. Instructors are needed for beginner through advanced classes in both English and Western styles. Class sizes are 4-6. They are CHA site accredited and adhere to their safety practices. Evenings are spent on duty with the cabin group participating in regular camp programming such as cookouts, swimming in their lake and pools, gloat trips, unit games, and sleepouts among many other activities. Counselors also lead devotions each night in their cabin and participate in morning chapel.

Qualifications:

Duration:

Questions? Contact:
Amie Gleason
Equestrian Director
Office: (765) 564-2898
amieg@camptecumseh.org

For more information, visit: www.camptecumseh.org
To apply, fill out the application which can be found at the website above.


4. American Angus Association Activities and Events Department Internship

The American Angus Association Activities and Events Department is offering an internship focused on event planning to allow him or her to gain experience planning and implementing educational and social events for the Association membership.

Qualifications:

Starting Date: On or before June 1, 2014

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Robin Ruff
Director of Activities, Events, and Education
American Angus Association
3201 Frederick Ave.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506 or email to:
rruff@angus.org

Application Deadline: February 5, 2014


5. American Angus Association Junior Activities Department Opportunity

The American Angus Association Junior Activities Department provides an opportunity to assist with preparations, communications, and correspondence for junior shows and events. Travel to the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference, and other shows and events are expected.

Qualifications:

Duration: Late May - Mid August; specific starting and ending dates depend on the applicant's availability

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Jaclyn Upperman
Director of Junior Activities
American Angus Association
3201 Frederick Ave.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Application Deadline: February 5, 2014

Questions? Contact:
Jaclyn Upperman
(816) 383-5100
jupperman@angus.org


6. BOAH Internships

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) is recruiting one Animal Sciences intern (has completed at least two years of study in the Animal Sciences program) for the 2014 summer.

Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

To apply and for more information, visit: http://www.in.gov/spd/2335.htm

The position can be found on the State job bank by using the "Advanced Search" feature and searching for #587793 in the "Job Opening ID" field.


7. Certified Angus Beef LLC Marketing Internships

Certified Angus Beef LLC is seeking two summer interns in its marketing department and offering opportunities for full-time employment. The paid internships are 12-14 weeks and are based at the corporate office in Wooster, Ohio and involve some weekend travel. These fast-paced internships will offer valuable work experience and the opportunity to gain marketing expertise. Based on performance, these internships offer the unique opportunity to be considered for a full-time position with Certified Angus Beef LLC at their corporate office.

Internships Offered:

Application Deadline: February 16, 2014

Duties:

Qualifications:

For more information and to apply, visit: www.certifiedangusbeef.com, select "Job Opportunities" at the bottom of the page, and then select "Marketing Internship (2)" from the list of available jobs


8. Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Enhanced Internship Program

The Enhanced Internship program is a hands-on, on-farm experience for collegiate-level students interested in a career in the dairy and food industries. As a professional development organization, PDPW is offering this program as a platform and resource for students and producers to partner in a professional and educational experience. PDPW is now trying to expand its program, which matches students with host farms and has been offered in Wisconsin for several years. This is a great opportunity for students who didn't grow up on a farm or those who would like to gain exposure to a different dairy operation.

To apply and for more information, download the application (pdf file).


9. Sylvia Rowe Fellowship

The International Food Information Council Foundation is currently accepting applications for its annual Sylvia Rowe Fellowship which seeks promising nutrition and food safety communicators to help enhance their capabilities through a paid internship. The goal is to develop the recipient's communication skills so that they can communicate nutrition and food safety information to the public in an academic setting, professional situation, or other public venues.

Duration: 8-12 weeks

Location: Washington, D.C.

Qualifications:

Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

For more information, visit: www.foodinsight.org, and on the middle of the page, you will see a place to "click here" for more informaiton.


10. World Wide Sires, Ltd. 2014 Global Internship Program

World Wide Sires, Ltd., the export representative for Select Sires and Accelerated Genetics to all areas of the world except the Americas, is seeking motivated college students for its Global Internship Program. The internship will provide valuable experience in international marketing for a student with a dairy background. Interns will have the opportunity to become familiar with WWS's policies and personnel, procedures of the US A.I. industry, and the US dairy and beef genetic programs while living abroad.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

For more information, visit: www.wwsires.com

To apply, send a resume and three references to:
Tyler Boyd
World Wide Sires, Ltd.
5545 Avenida de los Robles
Visalia, CA 93291
tboyd@wwsires.com

Application Deadline: March 10, 2014


Leadership Development


1. CSR Extravaganza

Department of Consumer Science

Industry representatives and campus resources will be available throughout the afternoon of Wednesday, January 22nd in Stewart Center 320 and 322. Students are welcome to drop in any time between 2:00-5:00 pm.

** Space is limited at the Speed Interviewing Sessions, RSVP required


2. ANSC Graduate Student Development Seminar

First Seminar of Animal Sciences Graduate Student Development Series

Wednesday, January 22, 12:30-1:20 in Lilly 3-113

Interpret your Strengths Finder Personality Assessment and improve your work relationships

Before attending, pick up your FREE Strengths Finder book in Lilly 3-102, Barry Delks' office!


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