ACEL Weekly Update – March 12, 2015

Upcoming Events:

March 25 – Ag Ed Society’s Influential Buckeyes, 6-8pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
April 1 – ACT’s Earl McMunn Contemporary Issues in Agriculture Forum
April 14 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7:15pm, AA Auditorium
April 15 – ACT Meeting, 6pm, 108 AA
April 16 – CFAES Recognition Banquet – Tickets now on sale!
April 21 – ACEL Spring Recognition Event, AA Auditorium
April 24 – CFAES AgLympics


ACEL Spring Recognition Event Date Set
The 2nd Annual ACEL Spring Recognition Event will be held on Tuesday, April 21. Additional details will be emailed soon!

East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference
The second annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference will be March 27, 2015 at the Kent State University Tuscarawas Branch in New Philadelphia. This year’s program will feature 12 break-out sessions related to: Business & Finance, Production- Made/Grown, Entrepreneurial, and Family & Community. The keynote speaker will be agricultural attorney, Kristi Wilhemy. There is also a youth track with sessions presented by Ohio FFA Association state officers. Register online with credit card at or complete and send this registration form by clicking here.
Know someone who would make a great Agricultural Educator? Have current students interested in teaching Agriculture as a career? Check out to submit their name and contact information or direct them to this site for a comprehensive look at how to become a teacher of agriculture in the state of Ohio.

Apply to be a National Teach Ag Ambassador
Each year the National Teach Ag Campaign selects an elite group of agricultural education majors to represent the profession and encourage others to teach agriculture.Learn more about the National Teach Ag Ambassador program,See our current and past Teach Ag Ambassadors,Apply to be a 2015-2016 National Teach Ag Ambassador Applications are due March 16, 2015!

Employers on Campus (EOC)
Employers on Campus is a new opportunity for students to interact with potential employers. Come to the new CFAES Student Success Center and Library in the Agricultural Administration Building and meet with employers, no appointment required. EOCs have been designed to mutually benefit students and employers by building relationships, providing career advice and more. Different employers will host office hours in the Success Center where students can have their resumes reviewed, conduct a quick mock interview or just learn more about the company.

The following companies will be present during the month of March:
·        March 12 – 10a-3p: Columbus Recreation and Parks
·        March 24 – 10a-3p: Cooper Farms
·        March 26 – 1p-4p: Total Quality Logistics

Study Abroad Updates
Information Sessions
Antarctica: Human Impact on a Fragile Environment
Friday, March 6 from 2:00 to 3:00pm in Agricultural Administration Building 205
Wednesday, March 25 from 5:15 to 6:15pm in Agricultural Administration Building 205
Chile: Agriculture and Agroecosystems
Tuesday, March 24 from 1:45 to 2:30pm Parker Food Science and Technology 120
Tuesday, March 24 from 2:45 to 3:30pm in Parker Food Science and Technology 120
Ireland: Human and Animal Interactions
Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 11:00am to 12:00pm in Animal Sciences 212

Paid Summer Research Opportunity at Ohio State:  Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) NSF-REU
The Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) is seeking rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors interested in doing research that helps solve a critical problem.
Research assistants in CHEE will have the opportunity to work on one of the following projects:
College success of foster care youth alumni study
College success of private independent school alumni study
College success of rural youth study
As a CHEE Research Assistant, you will:
Conduct literature reviews
Assist with program evaluation
Learn a diversity of research methods
Work with a diverse staff
Students interested in one of the above three studies, should apply to by March 25, and include a resume, contact information for 3 professional references, and should note projects of interest in the body of their email.  Contact Derrick Tillman-Kelly at with questions.

Apply To Be Commencement Ever Candlelight Ceremony Speaker 
Join 5,000 – 6,000 Buckeye community members as the Commencement Eve Speaker. This prestigious honor allows select graduating Ohio State student(s) to speak to their peers and highlight their Ohio State journey. The Commencement Eve Speaker applications are due by Friday, March 13th at 5:00PM. To learn more, please visit For questions, please contact the Commencement Week chair, Brett Bejcek.

Financial Wellness Workshops
Graduating Soon? Take advantage of this FREE workshop series to prepare yourself financially for life after college.
March 11 Session 2: The importance of credit, 6-8 p.m., Fawcett Center
April 8th Session 3: How to get ahead and protect yourself in the process, 6-8 p.m., Longaberger Alumni House
Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Parking is free. Register here!

Applications Open for LeaderShape 2015
Looking for an incredible leadership experience this upcoming summer? Applications for the LeaderShape Institute are now open! LeaderShape is a six day, residential, life-changing experience that focuses on leading with integrity. There is no cost to participate thanks to sponsorship from Coca Cola and The Office of Student Life. Applications are due Friday March 27th. To learn more and apply for this experience check out or reach out to the program coordinator, Matt Van Jura ( for more information.

Free Lunch with Business and Community Leaders-Leadership Luncheons
The Office of Student Life’s Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program in partnership with Leadership Columbus invites OSU Students to its “Leadership Luncheon Series.”
Enjoy a complimentary lunch and get to know some outstanding business and community leaders.  Space is limited so please sign up early.  We limit the audience to encourage meaningful conversation between the students and the speaker.  The luncheons are hosted in Sloopy’s Diner in the Ohio Union.  This opportunity is open to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
Reserve your seat today by clicking here.

Plan for Sibs and Kids Weekend 2015: March 27 – March 29
It is time to start making plans for Sibs and Kids Weekend 2015.  Sibs and Kids Weekend is an opportunity for current students to bring their siblings, children, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends to campus to experience what Ohio State has to offer.  Last year this event attracted over 2500 guests to campus to experience life as a Buckeye.  Registration for this weekend is $5 and all pre-registered guests will receive a Sibs and Kids Weekend Souvenir. Student organizations are encouraged to host events during Sibs and Kids Weekend to showcase your groups and your Buckeye pride!  If you and your student organization wish to host an event on campus during the weekend or advertise an event you are hosting, please contact our Parent and Family Relations Office via phone at 614-292-9153 or email at  All guests receive a weekend events calendar promoting all events upon check-in. For more information on Sibs and Kids Weekend or to register a “Sib”, visit the Parent and Family Relations Website at .


CHS Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunities for Ag Students
The CHS Foundation is awarding 100 $1,000 scholarships to students planning to study an agricultural field at a two or four-year college. Applications are due April 1, 2015.

Internships & Jobs – All New!!

Internship Openings
American Sugarbeet Growers Association – Internship Program (Washington DC)
AES – Communications Intern (Dayton, Ohio)
Alma & Co – Social Media and Blogger Internship (Atlanta, Georgia)
City of Southlake – Communications Intern (Southlake, Texas)
Crain Communications Inc – Editorial Intern (Cleveland, Ohio)
Express – Social Media Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
GE – Communications Intern (Cleveland, Ohio)
Honda North America – Corporate Affairs and Communication Student Associate, Summer 2015 (Marysville, Ohio)
Intersport – Communication Internships (Chicago, Illinois)
King County – Employee Communication Intern (Seattle, Washington)
Moze Print & Design – Graphic Design Internship (Atlanta, Georgia)
National Grange – Internship (Washington DC)
National Wheat Growers Association – Internship (Washington DC) (March 15 deadline)
Ohio Farm Bureau – State Fair Ambassadors
Purina – Trade Show and Event Intern (Minnesota)
Reynolds and Reynolds – Creative Writing Intern (Dayton, Ohio)
Sinclair Broadcast Group – News Intern (Steubenville, Ohio)
St Judes Children’s Research Hosptial – Academic Intern, Summer 2015 (Columbus, Ohio)
UPS – Social Media Intern (Atlanta, Georgia)
UPS – Multi Media Intern (San Diego, California)
Zoo Atlanta – Public Relations and Marketing Internship (Atlanta, Georgia)
Zoo Atlanta – Public Events Internship (Atlanta, Georgia)

The Ohio State Engineer Magazine
The Ohio State Engineer Magazine is looking for writers, editors, designers, and photographers for its Spring 2015 issue! OSE is a completely student-run publication since 1918 dedicated to inform of ideas and report events to the College of Engineering community. It is a great way to get involved, to have your work displayed in a legitimate publication, and to gain experience in team working and writing skills!
See past work on
Email Erika at if interested!

Full-Time Job Openings
American Cancer Society – Coordinator, Event Support (Dublin, Ohio)
American Rivers – Associate Director of Media Relations (Washington, DC)
American Soybean Association – Membership Development and Engagement Manager (Washington DC)
Alliance Defending Freedom – Communications Project Coordinator (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Aquent – Junior Instructional Designer (Alpharetta, Georgia)
Canadian Hereford Association – Programs and Media Coordinator (Alberta, Canada)
Christ Church Presbyterian – Communications Coordinator (Atlanta, Georgia)
Cincinnati Reds – Seasonal Graphic Designer (Cincinnati, Ohio)
City of Atlanta, Workforce Development Agency – Graphic Arts Specialist (Atlanta, Georgia)
City of Denver – Media Relations Professional (Denver, Colorado)
City of Pico Rivera – Graphic Designer and Media Coordinator (Pico Rivera, California)
City of Raleigh – Communications Director (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Clayton State University – Graphic Designer (Atlanta, Georgia)
Cleveland Clinic – Marketing and Communication Coordinator (Cleveland, Ohio)
Columbia University, School of Nursing – Senior Communication Specialist (New York, NY)
Columbus State Community College – Director, Marketing and Communications (Columbus, Ohio)
Council for Older Adults – Volunteer Program Specialist (Delaware, Ohio)
Cordova Recreation and Park District – Communications Manager (Racho Cordova, California)
Cushman and Wakefield – Marketing Coordinator (Atlanta, Georgia)
Dairy Management InC – Fuel Up to Play 60 Project Coordinator (Chicago, Illinois)
Dairy Management Inc – Editor-in-Chief, Dairy Good Publishing Platform Vice President (Chicago, Illinois)
Decatur First United Methodist Church – Communications and Creative Coordinator (Decatur, Georgia)
Emerald Expositions – Graphic Designer (Atlanta, Georgia)
Emerald Expositions – Marketing Manager (Atlanta, Georgia)
Executive Director, Inc. – Communications Manager (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Euclid Media Group – Graphic Designer (Cleveland, Ohio)
Floor and Decor – Graphics Designer (Smyrna, Georgia)
Franklin University – Director of Market Planning and Management (Columbus, Ohio)
Fort Worth Zoo – Education Outreach Specialist (Forth Worth, Texas)
Gwinnett County – Public Relations Specialist (Georgia)
Haven Hospice – Public Relations and Communication Specialist (Gainsville, Florida)
Hobby Lobby – Graphic Designer (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
Illinois FFA Foundation – Director of Development (Springfield, Illinois)
League of Minnesota Cities – Graphic Designer
Licking County Aging Program – Volunteer Coordinator (Newark, Ohio)
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Campaign Specialist (Columbus, Ohio)
Metro Prks Tacoma – Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer (Tacoma, Washington)
Minnesota Soybean Growers Association – Director of Market Development (Mankato, Minnesota)
National All-Jersey Inc – Assistant General Manager (Reynoldsburg, Ohio)
Notre Dame College – Coordinator of Student Engagement and Leadership (South Euclid, Ohio)
Ohio Arts Council – Public Information Officer (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio University – Photographer/Designer (Athens, Ohio)
Ohio University  – Communication Specialist (Athens, Ohio)
Poultry Marketing Association – Event Manager (Newark, Deleware)
Poultry Marketing Association – VP of Marketing Communication (Newark, Deleware)
Purdue University – Field Extension Educators (West Lafeyette, IN)
Purdue Unviersity, College of Technology at Kokomo – Student Services Coordinator (Kokomo, IN)
Save Mart Supermarkets – Communication Specialist (Modesto, California)
Sierra Nevada Corporation – Director of Communications (Sparks, Nevada)
Shriners Hosptials for Children – Director, Marketing and Communications (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Shurtech Brands – DIY Marketing Intern (Avon, Ohio)
University of Northwestern Ohio – Graphic Designer/Photographer (Lima, Ohio)
UniverSoul Circus – Graphics Designer (Atlanta, Georgia)
UPS – Design Supervisor (Atlanta, Georgia)
Volvo Group – Corporate Communications Manager (Greensboror, NC)
Willoughby Supply – Marketing Communications Manager (Cleveland, Ohio)
Zoar Lutheran Church – Communication Coordinator (Perrysburg, Ohio)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
Cleveland Metropolitan School District – Agricultural Education Teacher
OSU Extension – Program Coordiantor
OSU Extension, Henry County – 4-H Youth Development Educator
OSU Extension, Holmes County – Extension Educator, 4-H
OSU Extension, Lorain County – Extension Educator, 4-H
OSU Extension, Madison County – Extension Educator, 4-H
OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County – Extension Educator, Community Development
OSU Extension, Trumbull County – Extension Educator, Ag and Natural Resources
OSU Extension, Hocking County – Extension Educator, Ag and Natural Resources
OSU Extension, Hocking County – Program Assistant, 4-H
OSU Extension, Van Wert County – Program Assistant, 4-H

Jobs to check out on Hire-A-Buckeye
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Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

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