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 3 - Winter 2020


Good morning. Hope everyone had a nice long weekend. Is everyone doing okay? Let me know if you run into anything that I can help with. Here are some announcements for this week.

Registration is now complete. The only other deadline coming up for this term is the last day to withdraw from a class or change to S/U grading. More on this as we get closer to the deadline in February, which will be at the end of the seventh week of classes, February 21.

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 and have completed 105 credits.

The application deadline will be Friday of Finals Week this Winter Term Friday, March 20. You apply through the Graduate School website. You will need to make sure you find the AMP application. In addition, you will need a code from myself. You won’t be charged an application fee.

How does it work? Successful applicants can 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 or if you want to schedule, a separate appointment that would be fine.

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.

Career Information Listed:

Here is the link for career information for both of our degrees. Please check it out.


Nutrien Internship:

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Stahlbush Island Farms Job:

Below is a link to our open position (Industrial Sales Associate – Sustainable Food).


Here is a little blurb about us:

Family owned since 1985, Stahlbush Island Farms is an environmentally friendly farm and food processor in Corvallis, Oregon. We grow and process high quality fruits and vegetables using innovative farming practices. We even make our own electricity! Our biogas plant, the first of its kind in the U.S., converts all of our agricultural waste into electricity, generating twice the amount we need to run our processing plants. If you have a thirst for knowledge, like to learn new skills, work well in a team atmosphere, and have a passion for creativity and innovation, then Stahlbush might be the place for you! We are always looking for motivated, qualified individuals to join our family. We offer a competitive starting salary, a benefits package, retirement program, company store, and much more.

If anyone has questions, please have them reach out to our recruiter, Lynn Reigner, who can be reached at Lynn@stahlbush.com.


AmeriCorp Service Opportunity:

My name is Meera Butalia.

I'm a representative for the Elkton Community Education Center(ECEC) looking for students who would be interested in being an ECEC Volunteer and Healthy Food Advocate and participating in a 6 month program beginning March 2, 2020 focused on healthy food access within a rural community.

This position includes 900 hours of service for someone who wants to create meaningful volunteer opportunities for high school students and adults while increasing access to locally grown food in a small town that lacks a grocery store. They will accomplish this through organizing student volunteer days, coordinating volunteers in our produce garden and nursery, assisting in our summer youth employment program, and creating tools to strengthen our volunteer program overall.


Member benefits include:

  • $7,632.00 living allowance paid over the 11-month service term (approx. $1,272 monthly, before taxes).
  • $3,047.50 education award upon completion of the term of service which can be used to repay qualified student loans or for further education


Help our small town flourish by working with high school students and volunteers to help provide healthy and affordable food options in rural Elkton, Oregon.


If you could distribute this to students in your department who may be interested that would be great. For any students interested, the application description is below with a link to apply. Please note, the deadline is different than what is provided, it is actually February 4th


 UCA - ECEC Volunteer & Healthy Food Coordinator...

Career Events coming up this term:

February: “Career Possibilities in Agriculture: Explore Diverse Fields” (Feb 11) and “What Are Government Jobs Like & How Do I Get One?” (Feb 12). They are open to all students (first year through PhD, Ecampus through Livestream and in-person), etc. and advisors/alum/community members are also welcome because it’s a big auditorium. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

OSU ScholarDollars: Oregon State’s new online scholarship search and application system, ScholarDollars, is now accepting applications for more than $50 million in 2020-21 scholarship funds. OSU students may complete one application to be considered for more than 1,600 campus-based scholarship opportunities. Students are encouraged to submit their ScholarDollars applications between Nov. 1, 2019, and Feb. 1, 2020, to maximize the number of scholarships for which they will be considered. Call 541-737-1125 or visit https://scholarships.oregonstate.edu/scholardollars.

That is all I have for now.

Have a good week.



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