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Orientation 2014. Dr . Jodi Sterle AnS / DyS / GenPV. Goals. More than just registering for classes! ISU Animal Science Facebook Group Advisors Peer Mentors Preparation for Fall Semester Employment in the department Courses, clubs, work, etc. balance. Expectations. Of YOU

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Orientation 2014

Orientation 2014

Dr. Jodi Sterle

AnS/DyS/GenPV


Goals
Goals

  • More than just registering for classes!

  • ISU Animal Science Facebook Group

  • Advisors

  • Peer Mentors

  • Preparation for Fall Semester

  • Employment in the department

  • Courses, clubs, work, etc. balance


Expectations
Expectations

  • Of YOU

    • As students

    • As advisees

    • As parents

  • Of US

    • As advisors

    • As instructors


What is animal science
What is Animal Science?

  • More than Vet School or food animal management!

  • >1000 undergrads

    • 75% female

    • 65% non-farm

    • 35% Out of state

    • Ave. 2+ internships

    • >50% study abroad

  • 98% Placement rate w/in 6 mos. of grad


Suggestions for success
Suggestions for success

  • Don’t change fall schedule based on suggestions from other students – check with advisor FIRST!

  • Familiarize yourself with AccessPlus

    • KNOW how to navigate

    • KNOW your own financial status


Majors and options
Majors and options:

  • Animal Science

    • General Animal Science

    • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

    • Livestock Management

    • Companion Animal Management

    • Equine Management

    • Animal Products

    • PreGraduate/PreProfessional Studies


Majors and options1
Majors and options:

  • Dairy Science

    • Professional Dairy Science

    • PreVeterinary Medicine


Majors and options2
Majors and options:

  • General PreVeterinary Medicine (GenPV)

    • Not a major, but a ‘free agency’

    • Available for first term…

    • Cannot graduate with a “GENPV” degree

    • AnS department is ‘home’ for advising

    • Active program to find a major


Possible minors
Possible minors

Usually 15 credits

9 must be “unique” and not count toward major

  • Ag Business/Business

  • Microbiology

  • Biology

  • Agronomy

  • Animal Ecology


Also consider
Also consider:

  • Double major

  • Concurrent program with College of Business

    • 5 years

    • 2 degrees: B.S. Animal Science and MBA

    • Apply in Junior year

    • Must have 3.0 GPA (ave. 3.5)


Placement scores exams
‘Placement scores/exams’:

  • Math:

    • ‘algebra’ <38 = Math 10 (or ACT<20/SAT<480)

    • ‘algebra’ >38 = Math 140

  • English:

    • ACT-E: <24 = Engl 150 (or SAT<550)

    • ACT-E: 24 or greater: Engl250


Courses to consider
Courses to consider

ANS 110 1 cr.

ANS 101 2 cr. ORANS 114 2 cr.

LIB 160 1 cr.

BIOL 211/211L 4 crORBIOL 212/212L 4 cr. OR CHEM 163/163L 5 crORCHEM 177/177L 5 cr.

ENGL 150 3 cr. ORENGL 250 3 cr.

MATH 140 3 cr. ORECON 101 3 cr. ORFSHN 101 (elect.) 3 cr. ORMICRO 101 (elect.) 3 cr. ORPersonal Develop. 3 cr.

14-16 cr.


Ans dys genpv learning teams
AnS/DyS/GenPV Learning Teams:

  • All students will be assigned to learning team (38 total)

    • 8 to 10 students per team

    • Upperclassstudent mentor

  • One ‘English 150 based’ LTM and

  • One ‘English 250 based’ LTM:

    • based upon Engl250 enrollment/ACT or SAT-E

    • Impacted by ‘transfer credits’


Study abroad
Study abroad

  • In Animal Science, usually “Faculty-led travel courses”

    • 1 semester course

    • ~2 weeks of travel in country

    • Usually Int’l Persp. credit

      2013-14 courses2013-2014 courses Denmark/Sweden S. Korea Italy/France Japan/China Brazil Peru New Zealand

      Scholarships available through CALS Study Abroad


General employment snapshot
General employment ‘snapshot’:

  • Working with animals

  • Food and feed industry

  • Services to animal/owners

  • Sales and marketing

  • Biotechnology/research

  • $41,000 (startingrange $29,000 - $65,000)

  • 97%+ placement


Professional school snapshot
Professional school ‘snapshot’:

  • Veterinary Medicine

    • Academics

    • Experiences

  • Graduate studies – MS/MBA/PhD

  • Human Medicine

  • Starting salary range $35,000 – 70,000…


Animal production general agribusiness
Animal Production &General Agribusiness

  • Herd, Kennel, Stable Management…

  • Electives:

    • Agronomy,Animal Science, Economics, Marketing, Agriculture Systems Tech

  • Starting salary: $30,000 – $40,000


Meat milk and food industry
Meat, Milk and Food Industry

  • Food Plant Quality Assurance & Inspection, Procurement, Product Development & Testing, (Feed Mill Management)

  • Electives:

    • Meats Courses, Chemistry, Food Technology, Management, Marketing

  • Starting salary: $29,000 – $50,000


Agricultural sales marketing
Agricultural Sales & Marketing

  • Animal/Feed/Supplies Sales and Marketing, Animal Health Industry, Market Procurement, Breed Assoc., (Coops, International)

  • Electives:

    • Judging, Accounting, Law, Economics, Marketing, Consumer Psychology, Speech, Management

  • Starting Salary: $30,000 - $65,000


International agriculture
International Agriculture:

  • Overseas Government Service

  • Import-Export

    • Sales Management

    • Market Development

  • Electives

    • Language, Soc/Anthro, Political Science, Geography, Economics

  • Starting salary: $29,000 - $40,000


Biotechnology
Biotechnology

  • Laboratory Technician, Research Associate,

    • University setting

  • USDA

  • Industry Research & Development

  • Electives:

    • advanced biological science, chemistry, calculus,

  • Starting Salary: $30,000 - $39,000


Veterinary medicine medical school
Veterinary Medicine, Medical School

  • Veterinary Medicine - Private Practice

    • Small Animal; Large Animal; Mixed Species

  • USDA; Military

  • Zoo’s and Exotics

  • “Animal Health Industry”


Veterinary medicine medical school1
Veterinary Medicine, Medical School

  • ‘pre – program’ required (3 – 4 yrs)

  • Specific application process

  • Competitive enrollment

  • Professional program (4 years..)


Veterinary medicine medical school2
Veterinary Medicine, (Medical School)

  • Electives Prescribed by Each Program

    • “Production Medicine”

      • Animal Science, Agronomy

      • Nutrition, Breeding, Reproduction

      • Senior Level Management Courses

  • Starting salary: $45,000 – $70,000


Graduate studies many options
Graduate studies – many options:

  • Electives Prescribed by Each Program

    • Discipline interest:

      • breeding/genetics, nutrition, meats, etc.

    • Species interest:

      • beef, swine, equine, companion an., etc.

  • Starting salary: $45,000 – $75,000


Animal promotion information
Animal Promotion & Information

  • Breed Associations, Animal Studs, Cooperatives, Promotion/Advertising, Agricultural Press

  • Electives:

    • Judging, Advanced English, Journalism, Advertising

  • Starting salary: $30,000 – 36,000


Business finance
Business & Finance

  • Loan Officer, Cooperative & Small Business Management, Commodity Merchandising

  • Electives:

    • Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Farm Management, Law

  • Starting salary: $30,000 - $35,000


So what are the results
So, what are the “results”?

  • Placement rate: 95-98%!!!

  • 2012-2013 graduates:

    • Average starting salary: $41,000

    • Automobile?

    • Housing?

    • Expense account?

    • Cell phone?

    • Computer/home office?


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