Wrapping up another semester

Wrapping up another semester

Dec 9
Walt Hurley, Professor of Animal Sciences
  

Students in our Animal Sciences program all have a love of and appreciation for animals. Beyond that, there is a wide range of interests in what they might do with an Animal Sciences degree. We spend a great deal of time in the ANSC 298 Undergraduate Seminar course making students aware of opportunities to gain out-of-class experiences, including near-term (internships, study abroad, etc), intermediate-term (graduate school, vet school, etc), and long-term (diverse career directions) opportunities. We try to provide them with a wide range of ideas and ways of thinking about the future and how they might reach their career goals. Many alumni have visited the class, including those who are very recent graduates currently in a formal graduate program or in vet school, as well as those who graduated several years ago and are out in the world doing exciting things. Each visitor shares their story on how they came to be doing what they are currently doing, as well as their thoughts on what opportunities exist beyond the undergraduate experience. Each student in the course comes out with a resume, a practice cover letter for a position, and reflective writings that help them practice articulating their interests and goals. They have access to resources that can help them find internships, jobs, and other experiences. And they have access to an extensive network of people who can provide them with suggestions and advice. As they wrap up this semester and head into the Holidays, we hope that each student is a little closer to knowing how they can reach their ultimate goals.

Happy Holidays!