Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

March 10, 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


Career Fairs

Full-time Positions
1. Van Beek Nutrition Dairy Nutritionist
2. Kennel Assistant Manager

Part-time Positions

Internships/Summer Work
1. Jennie-O Turkey Store Internship
2. Undergraduate Summer Research Position
3. Volunteer Research Assistant in Orangutan Behavior
4. Hunter Nutrition Feed Mill Worker
5. Del Guard Swine Farm Student Laborer
6. Student Research Assistant in Behavior/ Sensory Physiology
7. School for Field Studies Opportunities
8. FSIS Summer Internship Positions

Study Abroad/ Travel Opportunities

Club Callouts

Leadership Development
1. Helping Paws Free Hot Yoga Class
2. Tribute Equine Nutrition Evening Clinic


Full-time Positions

1. Van Beek Nutrition Dairy Nutritionist

Van Beek Nutrition is looking for a tenacious, hardworking individual to join their team as a Dairy Nutritionist in their Michigan/Indiana/Ohio territory.

For more information and to apply, visit:

2. Kennel Assistant Manager

Klondike Kennels, a full service boarding and grooming facility, is hiring for the position of Kennel Assistant Manager. The Kennel Assistant Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily kennel operations, supervision of staff, animal care, and client communications.


Hours: 35-37 hours/ week; shifts will include morning and afternoons; Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Klondike Kennels (3662 N 250 W West Lafayette, IN 47906)

To apply, pick up an application from their on-site location and send along with a resume to:
Attention: Layla Amberger, CPDT-KA
(765) 463-1603

For more information about Klondike Kennels, visit:

Internships/ Summer Work

1. Jennie-O Turkey Store Internship

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. Two internship types are available this summer.

Live Production Intern
Spicer, MN; Faribault, MN; or Barron, WI

Hatchery Logistics Intern
Spicer, MN or Barron, WI

For more information and to apply, visit:

Applicants will need to submit their resume along with their completed application found online

2. Undergraduate Summer Research Assistant

Dr. Donkin's research team is looking for a responsible, highly motivated student with a strong interest in science to join their laboratory. No experience is necessary, but you must have a strong desire to learn. Research areas included molecular biology, nutrition, and physiology of domestic livestock and laboratory animals. Opportunities exist for continued employment through the semester and breaks. This may be the experience you are seeking if you are considering Graduate School or a career in science.

Hours: 30-40 hours/ week; hours are flexible

Environment: collegial

To apply, send a cover letter and your resume to:
Stephanie Koser
Research Associate

Application Deadline: March 14, 2014

3. Volunteer Research Assistant in Orangutan Behavior

Kaylin Crosby from Ball State University is currently working on a thesis dealing with environmental and conspecific effects on orangutan behavior. This summer, she will be conducting behavioral observations at the Fort Wayne Zoo, Louisville Zoo, and Indianapolis Zoo. In order to get an appropriate amount of data, she will need some research assistants to help her make and record these observations. Kaylin will take some time to train you for data observation and collection.

Location: assistants are still needed who will be in the Fort Wayne or Louisville area this summer


To apply, send your resume and a short description of interest to:
Kaylin Crosby
M.S. Candidate
Department of Biology
Ball State University

4. Hunter Nutrition Feed Mill Worker

Hunter Nutrition, Inc. is looking for student Feed Mill workers to work part-time during the school year and also (if desired) work full-time during breaks and summer. Hunter Nutrition is a specialized feed manufacturer. Their 58,000 square foot plant manufacture's texturized, pelleted, and mineral/premix feeds. Student employees enjoy the work experience here, and many of them stay with the company during their entire attendance at Purdue. Openings are available each semester and during the summer.

Location: Brookston, IN (just North of West Lafayette)



Hours: 7AM - 5:30 PM (or when we are done) Monday - Friday; occasional weekend work is needed

To apply, mail, drop off, or email your resume to:
Jeff Hunter                              200 N South Street
PO Box 412                            Brookston, IN 47923
Brookston, IN 47923    
(765) 563-1003

For more information about the Hunter Nutrition, visit:

5. Del Guard Swine Farm Student Laborer

Location: West Lafayette, IN


Hours: needed 20+ hours for the summer; possibility of starting now if interested

Benefits: pay based on your skills

To apply, send your resume, date you can start, and the hours you are available to:
Mr. Del Guard

6. Student Research Assistant in Behavior/ Sensory Physiology

Kelly Ronald, a PhD candidate in the Purdue Biology Department with Drs. Jeffrey Lucas and Esteban Fernandez-Juricic. She is seeking responsible, independent students who are interested in Animal Behavior/ Sensory Physiology research to assist her in the summer (May-August) and Fall 2014. Her project aims to understand the link between auditory/ visual physiology and mate-choice using the brown-headed cowbird as a model organism. This summer, I am primarily seeking students (2-3) interested in learning how to analyze data collected from the visual system of these animals.

Benefits: This is a credit-based research position in which you will receive 1-2 credit hours depending on your availability.

Hours: Students will be expected to complete 4-6 hours/week of research per credit hour

If interested, please contact:
Kelly L. Ronald, PhD Candidate

This way, we can set up a time to talk a bit more about my research and your responsibilities.

Students will be encouraged to present their work at local research conferences if he/she so desires

7. School for Field Studies Opportunities 

The School for Field Studies (SFS) semester and summer programs are high-quality interdisciplinary academic, undergraduate-level programs that are accredited by the University of Minnesota. SFS "classrooms" include coral reefs, rainforests, and African savannas; the focus of this program's research ranges from wildlife conservation to rainforest restoration.

SFS's semester study abroad and summer college study abroad programs are designed to teach students about critical local environmental problems and train them to do field research that will help address these problems. SFS's faculty provide core lectures needed to understand the content areas pertinent to case study and research questions. Field exercises complement classroom lectures and help students to develop skills needed for Directed Research projects.

For more information and to apply to a semester or summer program, visit:

8. FSIS Summer Internship Positions

The Food Safety and Inspection Service is pleased to annouce that FSIS's summer internship positions will be announced by March 15th on the USAJOBS website. Potential candidates may apply online directly at The number of positions and specific duty locations have yet to be determined, but the following internship student trainee positions will be provided:

Leadership Development

1. Helping Paws Free Hot Yoga Class

 Cold weather got you down? Helping Paws has a solution! Helping Paws is putting on a free hot yoga class, along with M Power Yoga Studio, and collecting donations for North Central Indiana Spay and Neuter, a no-kill animal shelter. Come help us support local no-kill shelters!

When: March 29th, 9-10 AM

Where: M Power Yoga Studio (in Payless shopping center)
1020 Sagamore Pkwy West
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Questions? Contact:
Kimberly Lutz
Helping Paws Shelter Representative

Cost: Donations are encouraged and can be monetary or from the Wish List:

2. Tribute Equine Nutrition Evening Clinic

Join Tribute's Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Dan Burke, as well as the Indiana sales representative Denise Klopfenstein for an evening nutrition clinic covering:

Dr. Burke received his B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Illinois and his M.S. in Equine Reproductive Physiology from Texas A&M University. He returned to the University of Illinois where he earned his Ph.D. in Equine Nutrition/Exercise Physiology.

Free pizza will be provided.

Seniors: Ask the Tribute team about career opportunities in Indiana!! Denise is currently looking for a full-time equine sales representative for the Indiana territory.

When: Wednesday, March 12th; 5:30-8:00 PM

Where: Smith Hall 118

Questions? Contact:
Jaclyn Bauer
Dr. Mark Russell

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