Each week during the school year, Applied Economics Advisor Tjodie Richardson sends out information to the undergraduate students in our department. Here you will find the latest email, along with an archive of earlier emails at the bottom of this page. 
Week 7 - Winter 2018


Good morning. Sorry this is day late. Hope everyone is doing well. Spring Registration Information will follow this email. Here are some announcements for this week.

Last day to Change to S/U and Withdraw:

The last day to change grading A-F to S/U and withdraw from a course is Friday, February 23. For changing to S/U you will need a form signed by myself. I have the forms in my office. For withdrawing from a course, you can do this online. If any of you have questions on this, please let me know.

BA 463 – Family Business Management – Spring 2018:

The application for the spring term of the BA 463 Family Business Management class has been updated in qualtrics. Please direct any interested students to the link below.  We will also post the link in the Student Space section of the AFBP web page.



A Wilbur-Ellis representative will be available to visit with students about career and internships.

Feb. 20th, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Strand 148 

No appointment or registration required. For more information, visit wilburellis.com.

Accelerated Master’s Platform (AMP):

We have a program here that you can apply to our MS program during your Junior year. You need to have a 3.25 GPA.

The application deadline will be Friday of Finals Week this Winter Term Friday, March 23. You apply through the Graduate School website. You will need to make sure you find the AMP application.

How does it work? Successful applicants are allowed to apply a maximum of twelve graduate credits taken during their undergraduate senior year to both their undergraduate and master’s degrees. Students in this program will complete the same requirements as all MS students in Applied Economics, including choosing an area of concentration. If you have any questions on this, you can talk to me when you come in for Spring Term advising.

Internship Presentations for Winter Term:

Internship presentations for this week. Please see the schedule below. You are welcome to attend any of these. The internship presentations will be in our conference Room 200C Ballard Extension Hall. 


Date: Tuesday, February 20

8:30 a.m.

Christian Lisignoli (A&R Farms)

9:00 a.m.

Andrew Damitio (Natural Resources Cons. Service)



Date: Wednesday, February 21

8:30 a.m.

Ryan Van Houten (Boshart Trucking, Inc.)

9:00 a.m.

Bailey Wearin (NW Farm Credit Services)

9:30 a.m.

Savannah Yaryan (Moxley Bros. Farms)

10:00 a.m.            

Brecklin Milton (Land O’Lakes)



Date: Thursday, February 22

8:30 a.m.             

Bob Coleman (RA Farming, LLC)

9:00 a.m.

Eric Kennedy (Perdue Farms)

10:00 a.m.            

Zach Wetzler (Cal Farms)


Job/Internship Posting Information:

When conducting your job or internship search it is important to be aware of any possible misrepresentations that may exist.  Therefore, we encourage you to read the following information so that you avoid any unfortunate situations.

Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) makes no representation, warranty or guarantee about the positions listed. CAS does not prescreen employment or internship opportunities that are submitted. By using the resources available, you are assuming full responsibility for your safety, security, wages, working conditions, fraudulent, or other aspects of any off-campus employment/internship opportunities that you discover while using CAS resources.

Job, Internship and Scholarship Opportunities:

Here is the link for jobs and internships. Please check it out.


Career Digest: February is Meet Employers Month


Did you know that an estimated 85% of jobs are found through networking and that most are not even publicly listed? (PayScale)

Whether you are actively looking for a job/internship or just want to meet employers and practice networking, February is your month. Don’t forget to register for upcoming events.

Have you made a career appointment with Britt Hoskins yet?

  • Drop-in hours: Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Strand 130D
  • Schedule an appointment on Handshake or by calling 541-737-4085.

Get help with job searching, interviewing, resumes/cover letters, networking, etc.

Employers are coming to you. Just show up.

REGISTRATION OPEN! Speed Networking Practice

Tues., Feb. 20, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center.

Employers like the USDA, NRCS, Agricrops, Bailey Nurseries and Northwest Farm Credit Services. You get 10 minutes with each to ask questions, connect and get feedback.

University-Wide Winter Career Expo

Wed., Feb. 21, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CH2M Hill Alumni Center and LaSells Stewart Center.

170 employers coming! Register on Handshake.


  • Federal Panel, Monday, Feb. 26, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Memorial Union Journey Room.

U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are coming.

  • State Panel, Tuesday, Mar. 6. , 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Memorial Union Journey Room.

Oregon Departments of Energy, Fish and Wildlife, Forestry, and Agriculture are coming.



Upcoming Jobs & Internships. Apply Early!



Job Details

Feb. 11

Oregon Zoo

Butterfly Conservation Research Internship (Portland)

Feb. 12

Oregon Sea Grant

Summer Scholar Internship Program

Feb. 19

Al’s Garden and Home

Lead Horticulturist (Sherwood)

Feb. 23

Calapooia Watershed Council

Outdoor School Facilitator (Brownsville)

Feb. 28

AgriCare, Inc.

Spray Team Coordinator and Agronomy Scout (Independence)

Feb. 28

Work for Progress

Environment Oregon Fellowship (Portland)

Mar. 1

Stahlbush Island Farms

Quality Assurance Technician (Corvallis)

Mar. 2


Conservation Internships (Newport)

Mar. 5

Coleman Agriculture

Hazelnut Production Intern (St. Paul). Spring or summer internship.

Mar. 16

Curry County Soil & Water Conservation District

Monitory Program Coordinator (Gold Beach)


De Ponte Cellars

August Harvest Intern (Dundee)



Global Agricultural Research Team Intern (Trout Lake, WA)


Interfor (Timber)

Procurement Summer Student (Molalla)

Safety, Quality Control & Production Technician Student (Molalla)


Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Summer Internships: Conservation, outreach, turtle/wildlife surveys (Oregon/Washington)

Opening soon!

OSU Branch Experiment Stations

Internship Program (Across Oregon)

**Oregon State makes no representation, warranty or guarantee about the positions listed. We do not prescreen employment or internship opportunities that are submitted. You assume full responsibility for your safety, security, wages, working conditions, etc. of any off-campus employment/internship opportunities.

College of Agricultural Sciences: Employer Connections Roundtable:

Register on Handshake at: http://career.oregonstate.edu/handshake

What CAS Students Should Know About Peace Corps:


  • Work and learn in 60 possible countries. Use your major and experience to impact communities across the globe.
  • Housing and a living wage provided in your country + $9,450 when you finish your assignment to reestablish in the U.S.  
  • A leg up on federal jobs after you finish the program. You get extra application points to help you get noticed by a great gov. agency.
  • Many volunteers are hired on in their respective countries after their term.
  • A 3-month training program prepares you to serve + you’ll have a partner in your assigned country.  
  • Access to apply for a special fellowship that pays toward future graduate studies.  

Agricultural/Forestry Majors:

The Peace Corps is competitive. The good news is that agricultural and forestry majors are desired. Actually having a degree in your fields is not common among applicants. Therefore, you can stand out! With your background, you may be selected for an educational position, usually with small farmers around the world. Duties could include helping with sustainable farming practices, food security, irrigation in dry climates, and income supplementation. You may help with everything from crops, to bees, to livestock.

  • E.g. A recent volunteer helped set up 4-H clubs across Guatemala so youth would have that knowledge base and connection to agriculture.
  • E.g. Volunteers have done extension where they go out and meet with farmers and evaluate their practices.
  • E.g. You may help tackle deforestation, understanding economic forces that drive it and how communities can begin to recover.

Environmental Sciences/Natural Resources/Earth and Ocean Sciences:

STEM fields are greatly desired in the Peace Corps. An important tip, if you plan to apply, is to get some educational experience outside of the classroom. You may have research and fieldwork (like sampling/trail maintenance) on your resume, but showing you can communicate with and teach others is a big selling point for you on an application.

  • You may work on climate change and how it is affecting an arid region. Showing a community how to recover and address their farming practices or soil erosion.
  • You may tackle issues like poaching or introducing eco-tourism to preserve wildlife. Or work on a nature preserve.
  • It is also very common for hard science students to teach math or science in high schools across the globe.


  • Knowing a foreign language is a big deal, especially Spanish or French. Even some introductory courses count.
  • Education experience. Consider volunteering to teach English or getting together with international students to practice conversation.


  • Reach out to Scot Roskelley, the Peace Corps recruiter for Oregon State. He can help you strategize about how and when to apply: sroskelley@peacecorps.gov or 503-290-4024.
  • Note that there is a 8-10 month gap between when you apply and when you go. For graduates in June 2019, apply by Oct. 1.

Interfor Company:

They are a large timber company that is coming to the university career expo and also do an information session where they will be looking for summer hires. They are looking for a broad swath of majors. The jobs will focus on Procurement, Safety, Quality Control and Production.

Attached please find the flyer for Interfor’s information session. I’ve also included the link to the event in Handshake:



Summer 2018 Opportunities

NASA Internships and Fellowships provide students at all types of institutions access to a portfolio of opportunities offered agencywide. The online application for NASA Internships and Fellowships enables students to easily access, register and complete the application, as well as search and apply for up to 15 opportunities. A completed application places the student in the applicant pool for consideration by all NASA mentors.  Chosen audiences are: informal education institutions; high school, undergraduate and graduate students.  The application deadline is: March 1, 2018.  For more details contact: https://intern.nasa.gov/oic/


That is all I have for now.

Have a good week.




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