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

Extension Scholars 2018

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is excited to announce the 2018 Extension Scholars summer internship.  There are 12 internship positions available this summer for students in the areas of Nutrition/Education, 4-H Youth Development, and Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Students may access information on the Cooperative Extension home page and scroll down to click on the Extension Scholars quick link.  Or visit the direct link here: http://extension.udel.edu/blog/student-internship-with-university-of-delaware-ud-cooperative-extension/ .

The deadline for applications is December 20, 2017.  Internships will be announced on February 15, 2017.

Student Summer Internship with University of Delaware (UD) Cooperative Extension

2017 Extension Scholars Internship Application

Delaware Cooperative Extension connects the public with university knowledge, research and resources to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs.
The goal of Cooperative Extension is to help individuals, families and communities make informed decisions that can enhance their lives. In so doing, the organization generates and disseminates research-based information, provides focused educational opportunities and builds relationships that create effective solutions.

Eligibility: Current undergraduate (summer following sophomore year and beyond) or graduate students at the University of Delaware.

Purpose: The Extension Scholars program is designed to follow the service learning model whereby interns will have an opportunity to become fully engaged in organizational service experiences that:
a. Are integrated into the academic curriculum
b. Meet the needs of a community
c. Provide structured time for reflection
d. Help foster civic responsibility

Opportunities: To expand knowledge of and to participate in the delivery of Extension programming; to develop leadership and interpersonal skills; to learn about careers in Extension; and to apply knowledge gained through university coursework. Internship experiences include but are not limited to: participating in the conduct of needs assessment; designing and delivering educational programs; evaluating program impact; working with volunteers; fostering partnerships; pursuing funding.

Location: Cooperative Extension Offices: UD Campus, New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties

Expectations: Interns will work summer semester from June 5 – August 10, 2017, 40 hrs. per week. Some flexibility in dates/hours may be required. Interns will be expected to provide their own transportation and mileage to and from work is at intern expense. All interns will be expected to participate in the Orientation on June 5 and the Service Learning Symposium in August 2017.

Application Process and Deadline: Applications must be submitted online and are due on or before Friday, February 17, 2017

Finalists may be interviewed by the selection committee.

Selections will be announced by April 1, 2017. Interns selected will receive a stipend of $3,770 paid bi-weekly through the UD Time payroll system.

Learn more here: http://extension.udel.edu/blog/student-internship-with-university-of-delaware-ud-cooperative-extension/