SENR Undergraduate and Career Newsletter
March 24th, 2019

SENR Undergraduate Survey 

 This week you will receive an invitation to complete the SENR undergraduate survey. The survey is your opportunity to share your thoughts about the School of Environment & Natural Resources. You will receive an email from Emily Walpole inviting you to participate. A random raffle will award ten $20 Target gift cards to students who complete the survey. 

For more information contact Amanda here.

Please note: this Thursday, March 28th The Soil Science Poster Symposium will be held in Kottman Lobby.  Students are welcome to attend the event but will not be able to study in Kottman Lobby. Read more about the event here.

Want to submit an item for the newsletter?  You can do that here.
Coursework and Important Dates
New Way to Check the Status of Registrar Forms

 Students will now be able to check the status of any Registrar form that is currently an online workflow. To check the status of these forms go to the Registrar's website under the “Forms” section and use the link “Workflow Status Check".

This includes: Grade Forgiveness, Change of Grade, Change of Record, Late Fee Petition, EM Test Credit and Bio Demo forms.

To check the status click here
Participate in Undergraduate Research: EEOB 3498

Students will conduct supervised independent research in behavioral ecology, learn applied statistics, and present their findings in a poster symposium at the end of the semester. This course is particularly suitable for students who are looking for an applied undergraduate research experience and considering a graduate degree. 

For more information click here
Summer Courses to Consider
Consider taking a course this summer to make progress towards your degree. Select from several ENR and related courses:
  • ENR 2100 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • ENR 2300 Society and Natural Resources
  • ENR 3000 Soil Science
  • ENR 3001 Soil Science Lab
  • ENR 3300 Introduction to Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife
  • RURLSOC 1500 Introduction to Rural Sociology
  • GEOG 5210 Fundamentals of GIS
  • AEDE 4310 Environmental & Natural Resources Economics
  • AEDE 4597.01 Food, Population & the Environment
SENR Website Quick Links
Degree Planning Tools
Handshake (Job Board)
SENR Event Calendar
Career Development
Undergraduate Forms
Career Development
Certified Interpretive Guide Workshop
Learn how to effectively deliver interpretive programs to the public. Students use the promo code: CIG-DARK19 and earn 2 hours of academic credit for ENR 4193 with instructor permission. 

Tuesdays Sept. 3rd - Oct. 29th 5:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday Nov. 5th, 4:30-9:30PM 
Kottman Hall 370

Registration deadline: Friday August 30th

For more information contact the instructor Sue Rasche or call 614-565-8568.
Career Services Hours

See the SENR Career Services Hours for Spring '19 at the bottom of the newsletter.
Scholarships and Awards
5 Scholarships available for Wetland Delineation Training Course
Taught by a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), this course will incorporate an equal mix of class and field time that will include basic vegetation identification, detailed review and discussion of wetland hydrology and hydric soil indicators, and proper completion of a Wetland Determination Data Form. 

Applications due by mail Wednesday May 1st

For more information click here.
NYC Curb-To-Market Challenge
 The NYC Curb-To-Market Challenge (CTMC), put on by manufacturing entrepreneur Chris Graff, is a contest offering a $500,000 prize (split between a $100,000 cash prize and a $400,000 equity investment in the associated startup) for the best idea and business plan to re-purpose NYC's recyclable waste and locally manufacture a product to sell in the NYC market. 

Plans due by Saturday June 1st

For more information click here.
Leadership and Involvement
2019 Future Leaders Forum in D.C.  
 Apply to attend the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development's 55th Annual Conference on Resilience in Global Food Systems.

Sunday June 2nd - Tuesday June 4th
Washington, D.C.

Applications due Friday March 29th by 11:59PM

For more information click here.
2019 CFAES Celebration of Students Week 
Events and activities will be FREE to current undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Additional information will be shared on the monitors throughout CFAES.
  • Monday, April 1-Giveaway items will be available from 10:00-2:00 pm in lobby areas of Ag Admin, Kottman Hall and Ag Engineering (Bring your BuckID to receive items.)
  • Tuesday, April 2-Dessert Trucks will be available from 11:00-2:30 pm in the Fyffe Court Turnaround (Buckeye Donuts, Graeter’s Ice Cream & Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.)
  • Wednesday, April 3-Join us at the Global Food Fair from 6:00-7:30 pm in Ag Admin Auditorium (Lots of great snacks featuring food from around the world.)
  • Thursday, April 4-CFAES Welcome to Columbus Program for students enrolled in CFAES at OSU Lima, Newark, Mansfield, Marion, Wooster and Transfer students.
  • Thursday, April 4-Celebration of Students: CFAES Live beginning at 5:15 pm in the Ohio Union Archie Griffin Ballroom (Tickets are required to attend this event and can be purchased for $15 at Kottman Hall 210 or Ag Admin 100.)
  • Friday, April 5-Plant a succulent & Therapy Dogs from 1:00-3:00 pm outside Kottman Hall (In case of inclement weather they will be located in the lobby area of Kottman Hall.)
Questions can be sent to Jill Arnett at
Ohio Environmental Council Emerging Leaders Program 
Read more here.
Other Campus Events & Resources

The Ohio State University Plant Sciences Symposium

“Enhancing Plant Science through Technology, Communication, and Innovation” 

Friday March 29th – Saturday March 30th 8:30AM-6:30PM
The Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

For registration and more information click here.
Internship & Job Opportunities
Check out the University online job board for more opportunities:

Currently on Handshake:
78 On-Campus Jobs
Over 3,000 full-time, paid jobs
Just getting started with Handshake?  Click here.
                       Other Jobs Not Posted on Handshake

Summer Horticulture Internship with Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens 

For more information click here or contact
Sustainability Program Manager for University of the South
For more information click here.

ACC Resposible Care Manager
For more information click here.

Delaware County Regional Sewer District Intern
For more information click here.

North Carolina State Extension Intern
For more information click here.

Peace Corps Campus Ambassador
For more information click here.

MS or Ph.D. Assistantship: Bat Genetics adn Wildlife Ecology
For more information click here.

Sierra Club Fellowship 
For more information click here.

Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP)
Spend a semester in Washington D.C. as a John Glenn Fellow. 
For more information click here. Questions? Contact Katy Hogan (

The Unity Fridge Program – Volunteers needed
Click here for more information.  Here’s a link to a short video about the program. 
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Internships
Click here for internship information.
Click here for alternative spring break weekend.
Technical and Information Lab Assistant, Soil Microbiology Lab
Click here for position and application information.

Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge
Click here for more information.  If you have any questions, please email
*Deadline to Apply: April 22
Amir- Farm Manager and Farmer Positions
Click here for more information and here for the application.

Midwest Biodiversity Institute – Seasonal Positions Available: 
Field Technician - Water Chemistry (1 position available)
Field Technician- Habitat (1 position available)

Service Forester
South Dakota Department of Agriculture; Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry. For more information click here

Associate Project Coordinator - Sustainability Workforce + Education

Strategic Energy Innovations. For more information click here

SENR Career Services Office Hours Spring '19

Graduate Program in Sustainability Science 
The Earth Institute at Columbia University is offering a new degree program in Sustainability Science. They are offering online information sessions as well as on campus opportunities to learn more about the program. 

For more information click here.

Note: On Friday, March 29 career express services will only be offered from 10:00AM-1:30PM. 

To set-up an appointment outside of the walk-in sessions listed above please contact the FAES Career Office:
 Mary McLaughlin call 614-292-6891
Adam Cahill email
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