Fall 2018 CANR Animal Agriculture Career Seminar Series

All seminar’s take place at 5:30 pm in 101 Allen Lab (light dinner and free drawing for 2 Barnes & Noble gift cards at last seminar):

Thursday, 9/27:  Have you considered a Career in Animal Agriculture? Why not! Career Opportunities are still great in the animal agriculture industry, government and allied animal agriculture industries? Learn how you could be part of this exciting field.U.S. Poultry & Egg Association:  Barbara Jenkins, Vice President, Education & Student Programs will present an overview of the Industry and the many poultry career opportunities. Next, Dr. Karen Lopez, Deputy State Veterinarian at the Delaware Department of Agriculture will discuss the DDA’s commitment to sustain and promote the viability of food, fiber, and agricultural industries in Delaware and how you can join their effort. Learn how you can attend the 2018 College Student Career Program in Atlanta, GA.

Wednesday, 10/3 Use Internships and Management Training Programs to Jump Start Your Resume and Start Your Career.
Speak directly to employers who are offering internships, management trainee programs and full time positions. Pat Townsend, Director of Human Resources at Mountaire Farms (6th largest poultry company in the US) will talk about Mountaire’s large number internships and their career training program. Dr. Milos Markis is the Laboratory Manager at AviServe, LLC, a local poultry research laboratory and consulting service will discuss internship opportunities.

Tuesday, 10/16 Learn about Local and Regional Career Opportunities in the Animal Agriculture & Allied Industry.
Perdue Farms has the number one brand of premium fresh chicken in the US, but also produces swine, beef and turkeys. Sharita Spruill, Talent Acquisition Manager for Perdue AgriBusiness will discuss Perdue’s updated management-training program. Quip Laboratories is leader in hygiene solutions for the biomedical, pharmaceutical research, biotech, and food processing industries. Nick Hidell, Chief Operating Officer will discuss internship opportunities at Quip Laboratories

Wednesday, 10/24 National & International Opportunities-Have you ever considered a career with an international company or with a national organization? Find out more about these exciting possibilities!
Cobb-Vantress is one of the world’s leaders in research, development and sellers of breeding stock to the broiler industry. Todd Baker, Pedigree Complex Manager will discuss internship and full time positions at Cobb. Dan Sverson, New Castle County Extension Agent II will explain about internships and how UD Cooperative Extension connects the agricultural community and public with university knowledge and research as well as programs like 4-H.

Also learn about the opportunity to travel to Atlanta, GA in February 2019 to attend the USPEA College Student Career Program with opportunities to interview with 35 regional, national and international poultry and agribusiness companies and organizations while having the opportunity to network with over 1350 companies at the largest international poultry and agribusiness trade show. Most student travel expenses are covered with minimal cost to students attending this conference.

For Questions, contact Bob Alphin at ralphin@udel.edu

Two Undergraduate Assistant Positions are available in the laboratory of Prof. Jung-Youn Lee.

About the lab
Research in Lee laboratory focuses on understanding how plant cells communicate using cellular, molecular, biochemical, and genetics approaches. The Lee lab (https://www.dbi.udel.edu/biographies/jung-youn-lee) is located at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute on Wyoming road.

About the position
Undergraduate assistants are needed to prepare and maintain plant materials and to help with basic lab maintenance. Students will be trained to prepare pots, plant seeds, culture seedlings to adult plants, and harvest seeds and to clean and organize lab wares. Students will be also trained on how to perform sterile culture techniques including media preps, seed sterilization, and seedling culture as needs arise. Work hours and length are flexible, but students are expected to work approximately 10 to 15 hrs per week depending on the research needs each week. Importantly, students are required to commit to a consecutive period of at least 1.5 year once hired and availability through the summer at least 15 hrs per week is essential.

Qualifications
Sophomores and juniors majoring in Biology, Plant Science, Chemistry, or Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, who are maintaining good grades and have taken intro laboratory courses are encouraged to apply. Prior laboratory research experience is not required but a plus. Highly motivated freshmen with prior work experience demonstrating strong work ethics and have interests in plant-based research will be also considered. Successful candidates are expected to have good organization and time management skills as well as work well with others and follow directions.

Application
Send one complete application file as a PDF including a resume and a statement summarizing your academic standing, qualification, experience, and interest in the position, and two names of referees with contact information. Send the application file via email to Ms. Allison Connor, amconnor@udel.edu

Iron Hill Museum & Science Center Museum Educator Position Opening

Teacher Naturalist assist in delivery of environmental education lessons for school students, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and the general public. Lessons may include field studies, outreach, seasonal programs, summer camps, or other activities and may be held inside or outdoors in all weather conditions. Scheduling is highly flexible and can include weekdays and weekends throughout the year. There is no minimum hourly requirement and hours will vary seasonally. Training is provided. This is a part time hourly position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach environmental education lessons.
  • Assist with program preparation and delivery of educational curriculum and activities, including summer camp.
  • Provide a valuable educational experience for museum visitors.
  • Maintain clean and orderly classrooms and museum exhibit areas.
  • Attend appropriate instructor-training workshops.
  • Promote Delaware Academy of Science mission, goals, activities, events, and membership.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Teaching experience or experience working with children.
  • Natural Sciences Knowledge.
  • Ability to work effectively and productively as part of a team, as well as individually.
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR, or willingness to obtain said certification.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work a schedule that meets the needs of the site.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation; this position may require annual background investigations.

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Iron Hill Museum & Science Center
1115 Robert L. Melson Lane
Newark, Delaware 19702

Or email director@ironhill-museum.org

Sustainability Now Volunteer Internship Opportunity

Are you passionate about the future of the planet?
Want to help shape a world that works?

Sustainability Now is a podcast and blog dedicated to cutting edge solutions to planetary problems related to food, energy, housing, water, waste, health, economics and consciousness.

We are building a movement and have a big vision for the future. We have an opportunity for tech-savvy interns with a passion for these issues to work with us through a virtual workplace with a flexible schedule.

Join us to:

  • Be a voice for positive change
  • Develop a platform to make a difference
  • Meet people who are making change happen
  • Learn social media and marketing strategies
  • Sharpen your skills in graphics, web development, video and audio editing
  • Connect with a world-wide network of socially responsible entrepreneurs

This might be a perfect fit if you:

  • Are self-motivated
  • Can think outside the box
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Are a social media native
  • Have spent hours online going down ecological rabbit holes
  • Love to learn

Experience with graphic design, video and audio editing is a BIG plus.
Check us out at:
https://www.sustainabilitynow.global
https://twitter.com/SustMovement
https://www.facebook.com/pg/OurSustainabilityNow

If this sounds like the gig for you, call or text Scott Bille at 609-605-1659 or email scott@sustainabilitynow.global.