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 4  - Spring 2018
Students,
 
Good morning and hope you had a good weekend. Here are some announcements for this week.
 
Summer Registration is currently underway if you plan to be around OSU this Summer or want to take classes online. You don't need a PIN to register. However, if you have some questions on what classes to take, please remember to check with myself.
 
Fall Registration will begin on Sunday, May 20. I will send out the information next week during Week 5. At that time, you can start to make your appointments.
 
Undergraduate Faculty Supervised Research Opportunities in Rural Development
Oregon State University Extension supports the economic development efforts of rural communities across the state. Complete the experiential learning component of your degree program by assisting Dr. Mallory Rahe with her on-going applied research projects. The following projects have different timelines but can all be somewhat flexible to accommodate students who wish to start over the summer or to balance this work while taking classes in the Fall, Winter, or next Spring. The majority of the work for all of these projects can occur in Corvallis and students will have the opportunity to shape their contribution to the overall project. Some travel to the specified location may be needed to gather information or discuss results. Small research grants may be available. Contact Mallory.rahe@oregonstate.edu for more information.
 
 Potential Learning Outcomes:
·         Learning basic research skills

·         Summarizing academic research for the general public


·         Developing subject matter expertise in different areas of economic development


 Possible Projects:


·         Pop-up retail stores as a small business development tool. Locations: Veneta and Dallas.


·         Statewide inventory of Spanish services and resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Location: Woodburn.


·         Measuring the economic impact of local food systems. Locations: Jackson and Josephine county OR Tillamook county.


·         Measuring and communicating changes in agriculture and local food production. Location: Campus with statewide webinars and email distributions.
 
Experience International is a CAS-vetted program provider.
  
Experience International
Work & Internship program around the world
 
 
Meet Sarah from Experience International and find out about opportunities available for your students and graduates!  Sarah is here from Bellingham, WA to meet with faculty and students May 7-9 at OSU.
 
Drop-In Info Session
Tuesday, May 8
8am-Noon
Strand 148
Collect info and ask questions
 
Experience International (EI) is a College of Agricultural Sciences vetted program provider and your students can earn independent study or internship credit while participating (with departmental advisor or internship coordinator approval).  We offer quality, practical, hands-on experiences in countries where we have established partner networks, such as Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.   Our partner networks have placements in production agriculture, crops, horticulture, viticulture, oenology, livestock, dairy, and equine fields
 
Background, agricultural specialty, timing and placement request will determine the partner organization and placement the student is matched with.  In almost all cases students earn a wage, stipend, or room & board. 
 
A few past OSU students who participated in program:
 
Austin
Austin Miller, placed at a German potato, beet and pig farm in 2015  “Experience International made interning abroad a dream come true. I didn’t think I would be able to figure out all of the logistics and make my time overseas as worthwhile as possible… EI proved me wrong! Before deciding on what program I wanted to work through I did a lot of “shopping” for the right fit.  EI blew all other out of the water with a very affordable price for their program and the most amazing people to work with. Working in Germany for 3 months changed my life! In addition to more hands on experience I am now a much more confident communicator, traveler, and overall a more independent person. Thank you Experience International for giving me the best summer I could have imagined!"  Austin Miller, OSU student
 
 
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Andrew Miles, OSU grad, completed crop internship (wheat, barley, grass seed, peas, radish seed, forage kale, oats and rape) in South island, New Zealand, 2016
 
The Spring Career Expo on April 25 is not just for business and engineering students. CAS employers are coming too.
 
Talk to these companies and you may learn something — or even get hired!
 
1.    Advanced Ornamentals. A wholesale grower of conifers, hardy ornamentals.
2.    Alaska General Seafoods. A salmon processing facility located in Southern Southeast Alaska.
3.    Betaseed. The leading Sugarbeet seed brand for growers in North America.
4.    City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services.Protect water quality, public health, and the environment.
5.    EcoLab. Global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies.
6.    Firestone Pacific Foods. Premier processors of frozen fruits in the Pacific Northwest.
7.    Jackson Family Wines. Family-owned wine company.
8.    Lincoln County Government. Provide the essential building blocks to create healthy, vibrant and safe communities.
9.    Salishan Spa and Golf Resort. Northwest coastal hospitality, wellness, and recreation.
10. Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc. Environmentally-friendly farm and food processor in Corvallis.
11. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
12. Union Pacific Railroad. Transportation and logistics, delivering food, energy, and raw materials. 
13. USDA-Agricultural Research Service. Chief scientific in-house research agency. 750 research projects within 17 National Programs. 2000 scientists and post docs.
14. Washington County. Second largest and fastest growing county in Oregon.
15. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement. Enforce regulations related to health and public safety, dangerous wildlife/human conflicts, fish and wildlife protection, etc.
 
Office of Global Opportunities:
Office of Global Opportunities is pleased to offer our ‘Weekly Wednesdays’ series again this spring for students who are keen on exploring both the ‘ways’ and ‘means’ of studying abroad.
 
You’ll note from the flyer attached that four of the sessions will focus on themes such as “Unpacking Myths”, “Study Abroad Finances”, “Student Voices” and “Scholarships and Grants”.   
 
All of our Weekly Weds will take place in the Student Experience Center (SEC) in either the Involvement Lounge (SEC 112) or the SEC Lobby itself from 12-1pm. 
 
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.
 
Willamette Valley Agriculture Association Scholarship:
Please see attached flyer for more information.
 
Summer job in tree fruit entomology for student at OSU Ag Center in Hood River. Cheap housing provided.
 
I am based at the Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center, and I am advertising for a summer student position to help us with tree fruit entomology projects
 
The location is in Hood River, mid June to mid September (flexible dates), and we have cheap housing available on site. The link to the posting is here: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/58515
 
Dalila Rendon, Ph.D
Postdoctoral research associate (Horticultural Entomology)
Oregon State University
 
Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center
3005 Experiment Station Drive, Hood River, Oregon 97031, USA
Phone: +1(503)6797690
Follow me on twitter, I share cool findings about bugs and pest management: @Dr_DalilaRendon
 
That is all I have for now.
 
Have a good week.
 
Tjodie

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