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Educational Tools

Joint Annual Meeting Graduate Student Symposia

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: How to make informed decisions on your future career opportunities to developing a successful research program.

Marketing 101: Learning how to market yourself for a successful career. - R. M. Yamka, Pet Food R&D Consultant, Wilton, CT

Personal branding. - M. Calvo-Lorenzo, Elanco Animal Health, Greenfield, IN

Bridging the gaps.  - J. D. Crosswhite, North Dakota State University, Fargo

Doctoral programs in animal science: Strategies for targeting academic careers- J. S. Caton, Department of Animal Sciences, North Dakota State University

Extension employment opportunities following the completion of a M.S. degree in animal science. G. P. Lardy*, North Dakota State University, Fargo.

Career opportunities in the animal science industry for graduate students.
W. J. Platter*, Elanco Animal Health.

Unique and non-traditional opportunities with an advance degree in animal science.
J. L. Garrett *, JG Consulting Services, Dowling, MI.

Should I go get a Ph.D. and if so, is a post-doc warranted?
M. Hogberg*, Iowa State University, Ames.

Developing a competitive research program and securing tenure as a new faculty hire.
B. W. Hess*, University of Wyoming, Laramie.

Transitions: Preparing for Your Future

Non-traditional career pathways for animal science students. S. P. Poulos, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA.

Surviving the transition from thesis to published manuscript: An editor's perspective of the review process
. J. L. Sartin*, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.

Taking the reins: Transitioning from PhD student to associate professor
. K. A. Vonnahme*, Department of Animal Sciences, Fargo, ND.

Animal scientists of the future - Embrace change, challenges, and opportunities.
M. E. Benson*, Washington State University, Pullman.

Additional Articles (open as pdfs)

Becoming your own personal brand: How to market your talents and experiences for maximum results.

Maximizing your graduate experience


Preparing an Effective CV for an Academic Position

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