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Boost your career with these courses

Last year, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) launched the AAAS Career Development Center.
The goal of the Career Development Center is to support early-career scientists and engineers as they navigate their future career paths. Courses available through the Career Development Center focus on supporting early-career scientists and engineers in the development of professional and soft skills. Some of these career development topics include career networking, creating an effective resume, interviewing, proposal writing, communicating science, and working in diverse teams.
See the full course list HERE.

Job outlook good for Animal Science majors

Good news for the field of animal science! According to a StartClass article posted on December 21, 2016, college students majoring in Animal and Plant Sciences, as well as Agriculture, have some of the lowest post-graduate unemployment rates. In fact, Animal and Plant Sciences ranked #9 out of 26 college majors with the lowest unemployment rates post-graduation! Agriculture (in general) came in #2 out of 26.  Read more »


JAM Graduate Student Symposium summary


By: Lucy Schroeder, ASAS Communications Intern

August 1, 2016 – The American Society of Animal Science hosted their Graduate Student Symposium on Friday, July 22, at the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) in Salt Lake City. This symposium focused on helping graduate students with achieving their career goals. The speaker line-up consisted of Dr. Ryan Yamka (Pet Food R&D Consultant), Dr. Michelle Calvo-Lornezo (Elanco Animal Health), Dr. Justin Crosswhite (North Dakota State University), and Dr. Joel Caton (North Dakota State University).

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Jamee Bell recaps D.C. internship

By: Jamee Bell, ASAS Science Policy InternJamee.Bell2

July 28, 2016Jamee Bell was one of the ASAS Science Policy Interns in Washington DC. Here is her reflection upon ending her tenure on the Hill:

So many things have contributed to the success of my science policy internship— predominantly the opportunity. I would like to thank the American Society of Animal Science and the congressional office that I interned with for providing students with the opportunity to learn firsthand and to gain practical knowledge in whatever field of agriculture that they choose to explore.


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ASAS Policy Intern: Cordelia Hiers

By Cordelia Hiers, ASAS Science Policy Intern

America-10July 28, 2016 – Every good dream contains hopes, goals, and aspirations, all of which fall subject to time. Starting at the age of eight years old I have dreamed of living in Washington D.C. In the past, when dwelling on my dream, I would have told you with certainty I was going to become a zoo veterinarian. I moved from dream to dream with fluidity from a zoo veterinarian, to a farrier, to an equine vet, as well considering equestrian management. My common ground: agriculture. It was not until later in my high school career that I discovered my fondness for the agriculture industry was irrevocable. Read more »