Monthly Archives: September 2014

CALS Study Abroad Information Session

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30pm, Litton-Reaves lobby

Come hear more about the many study abroad opportunities available to CALS students at this information session! For more info and a schedule, please visit:

October 8. 2014 – CALS Study Abroad Orientation

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University Libraries Celebrating Extension’s 100th Anniversary

On Wednesday, September 10th, the University Libraries is hosting a day-long celebratory event to commemorate Extension’s 100th anniversary in the Multipurpose Room, located on the 1st floor of Newman Library. While many of you are already quite familiar with Extension, there are many on campus who are not. Our goal was to put together a program that highlighted a sampling of the many excellent programs Extension offers and raise awareness about the types of services Extension offers to both the campus and surrounding community members.

Please visit and bring anyone else who is curious about what it is that Extension does, how their services are linked to Virginia Tech’s land grant mission, and how they can become involved in some of the volunteer and other programs.  The full schedule of events is below.

Extension 100 years celebration schedule

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SAVE THE DATE: Nestle USA Coming to Campus!

Interested in working with the World’s Largest Food & Beverage Company? Want to start your career with Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Food Company? Have aspirations of becoming a leader in a globally recognized organization? Then Nestlé USA is the place for you! Nestlé USA is looking for the top undergraduate talent from across the country for our Operations Management internship and full-time trainee(OMT) program! To learn more about the OMT program, please come the upcoming info session:

Operations Management


Informational Session

9/15 @ 6:00PM – HAAB1 #108

Flyer here: Nestle USA VT Informational

 Agricultural Majors: Come learn more about Nestlé USA’s Operations Management Internship and Trainee Program while enjoying free food andprizes! Sponsored by the VT Food Science Club. *Early application submittal for Operations Management Internship/Trainee position postings on Hokies4Hire is highly encouraged.

Also, read the job description and apply for the position by following the links below!

– Operations Management Trainee Internship

– Operations Management Trainee Program

Interested in one of our positions, but can’t visit us on campus or want to learn more earlier? Attend one of our virtual webinars! Learn more about Nestlé and the OMT program, hear from current trainees about their experiences and have the opportunity to get any questions answered. To sign up for a webinar, follow the link below.

Operations Management Internship/Trainee Program:

– 9/5 @ 11:00AM PST: – 9/12 @ 1:00PM PST (Food Science & Packaging Specific): – 9/22 @ 4:00PM PST: – 9/29 @ 3:00PM PST:

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Agricultural Sciences Internships at Walt Disney World

disney internshipThe Disney Agricultural Sciences team is looking for undergraduate college students and recent graduates who have received their Bachelor’s degree within 6 months of our internships’ start dates to participate in our fun and challenging six-month hands-on internship in several different agricultural and science education fields including Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture.

We are currently looking for students to fill internships for the Spring 2015 term (January 2015 – June 2015).  The deadline to apply will be in late September, but please apply as soon as possible to get the process started.

Desired majors include but are not limited to:  Ag. Communication, Ag. Education, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Crop Science, Biological and Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering, Entomology, Environmental Horticulture, Fisheries, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant Science.

Below, interested applicants will find information on our internship program as well as how to apply:

The Agricultural Sciences Professional Internship Program is designed to provide qualified college students with the opportunity for hands-on work experience in the unique growing areas that are part of Living with The Land, an agricultural attraction at Epcot®.


In addition to maintaining the show quality of our growing areas, aquaculture systems or biotechnology lab, interns will spend a significant amount of time leading informative and interactive guest tours through our facilities along with promoting and selling these tours. Additional training sessions, classes and meetings will be scheduled throughout the semester. Other duties vary by discipline:


Operate a recirculating freshwater aquaculture facility. Monitor filtration systems and water quality, assist in diagnosis and control of disease, and raise fish to marketable size for Walt Disney World® restaurants.



Maintain a tissue culture production facility. Prepare media and culture a wide variety of plants. Then, collect, package and deliver the tissue-cultured plants to Epcot® merchandise locations.



Become an integral part of The Land’s Integrated Pest Management program. Rear and maintain insect colonies, release beneficial insects into greenhouse crops, and maintain entomology-related shows.


Plant Science:

Maintain a high-quality show of hydroponically-grown food crops from around the globe. Seed, transplant, irrigate and prune plants; harvest produce for Epcot® restaurants; rake, sweep, and provide general cleanup of greenhouses.

Interested students should email a cover letter, resume, and school transcript to  Selected students will be interviewed via phone to further discuss the internship.

Please refer to  At the bottom of the page, click “Search Jobs” then do a keyword search for “Agricultural Sciences”, then “Apply Now” to view internship postings about the Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture internship positions along with many other science related internship openings.  If students have any questions with accessing the site, please email us directly at


Thank you for your assistance in helping us share the news about this exciting internship opportunity with your students, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Les Frey Laura Kleiss Valerie M. Schulthess
Horticulturalist, Student Program Manager Horticulturist, Greenhouse Operations Agricultural Sciences Secretary
(407) 560-4547 (407) 560-2433 (407) 560-7181
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Student Advisory Committee Applications Open

Fellow Hokies,

As many of you know, the Board of Visitors is the governing body of Virginia Tech who oversee university policy and action. As the Undergraduate Student Representative to the Board of Visitors for the 2014-2015 academic year, I am tasked with providing the undergraduate voice to the Board and university administration.

To do so most effectively, I am reaching out to form a committee comprised of students of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The purpose of this committee is to gather student opinion and provide unique insights on university matters, work to complete tasks that build community, and facilitate events that bridge the gap between students, faculty, and administration. There are no requirements other than being an undergraduate student in good standing during the 2014-2015 academic year.

If this opportunity interests you, the application is here. Please print out the application and return it to 315 Squires Student Center by 5pm on September 12th (across from the Student Government Office and the office for Student Centers and Activities Finance and Business Services). If you know of any other students who may be interested or would be a great benefit to the committee please forward this application and encourage them to apply. Also, If anyone else has any questions please feel free to ask me directly at: .

Thank you for your time, Go Hokies!

Austin Larrowe , Undergraduate Representative to the Board of Visitors

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