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Opportunities

Animal Science – Explore opportunities happening in Animal Science and UTIA.
Career  – It is NEVER too soon to start looking, even as a freshman! Discover opportunities you may not have considered prior, learn what knowledge and experiences will make you competitive, determine if internship opportunities might be available, etc. This section contains career opportunities that have been shared with us.
Internships are a great way to build real-world experience, learn more about a certain type of career, and build your network with people in the field. Internships are one of the top experiences employers desire. Make a great impression and it may turn into a career opportunity upon graduation!  ​
Scholarships are available from a wide variety of sources, such as the College, University, industry, nonprofit organizations, and government. A partial listing of these sources can be found in this section.
Search and Career Aids – As mentioned above, start searching for career opportunities early – even as a freshman! Discover opportunities you didn’t know existed, learn what knowledge and experiences will make you competitive, determine if internship opportunities might be available, etc. This section contains links to search engines, Hire-a-Vol, and examples of different types of careers.  

As for different types of careers, the door is wide open. Consider what it takes to raise an animal – pharmaceuticals for health, food, genetics, reproduction, day-to-day care, etc. In each of those areas, you need people to fill roles in animal care, research and development, quality control, sales, marketing, management, finance, government, communications, and more. You can also integrate animal science with other areas, such as post-harvest food safety or product development or environmental concerns.

Between 2015 and 2020, we expect to see an average of 57,900 annual openings for graduates with bachelor’s or higher degrees in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or the environment. For details, read the full USDA report.

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