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APRIL 30, 2019

Pines & Needles is a weekly career newsletter specifically for FNR students that includes upcoming events and resources. It’s finals week, and this is the last Pines & Needles of the semester. This week’s newsletter highlights a summer opportunity available in the FNR OSS. A reminder that you can apply for a scholarship to attend the Association of Consulting Foresters 2019 National Conference that’ll take place in June.

Be sure to check out the FNR Job Board (updated weekly) for a full list of opportunities you may qualify for.

Good luck on your finals, and have a safe and enjoyable summer!

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Congratulations Graduating Seniors!

Best wishes to all the students who are graduating next week! We're proud of your upcoming accomplishment, and look forward to hearing about the amazing things you do with your Purdue education. Welcome to the FNR Alumni Family!

The College of Agriculture Commencement Ceremony will take place Saturday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. in Elliott Hall of Music. The live stream will be available the Purdue Commencement webpage.

Summer Work Study Opportunity in OSS

Will you be on campus this summer, or need somewhere to work after practicum? The FNR Office of Student Services (OSS) is looking for an office assistant. Responsibilities include front office backup, data entry, digitizing of records and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: FERPA, GLBA, SSN certified, confidentiality, punctuality, attention to detail. The candidate would work 15-20 hours per week, and the start date is ASAP. Contact Tami Conn at if you're interested in applying. Work Study applicants only.

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Field Assistants Needed for Summer 2019 Forest Research

Undergraduates will have an opportunity to collaborate with four different interdisciplinary labs on laboratory and field work focused on plant and ecosystem ecology, forestry, and plant-insect interactions. Several full-time positions are available for summer 2019. Interested individuals should contact John Couture at

Association of Consulting Foresters Scholarship

Interested in learning more about the consulting forestry profession? Want to attend a conference where you could meet potential employers? Apply for a Scholarship to attend the Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF) 2019 National Conference in French Lick, IN! Up to six forestry students have the opportunity to attend the ACF National Conference June 23 – 24 at no charge and with support for travel. Completed applications must be received by the ACF National Office no later than May 15, 2019. For more information and to apply, see the Pines & Needles PDF.

The AFA Crop Science Institute rotates between locations every three years. Don't miss your chance to join us in sunny California! You have untilApril 10 midnight CT to apply for the AFA Crop Science Institute in Sacramento, CA. If selected, you will join 60 other talented college students in Sacramento to explore careers and opportunities in crop and soil sciences. Through formal and informal networking with peers and crop sector leaders as well as tours to area businesses, you will get a first-hand look at the industry and gain skills you need to succeed. Apply Now.


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Positions will stil be posted on the FNR Job Board during the summer. Continue checking it for possible internship, full-time, part-time, assistantship and other opportunities you may qualify for.

Internship at the Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

The SIRPC is seeking an intern who is interested in acquiring multi-disciplinary work experience working at a regional entity who addresses a variety of community planning and development opportunities and issues. The position will allow the intern to learn and provide staff assistance in the planning and execution of community/economic development projects. See the job posting on the FNR Job Board for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume detailing relevant work experience and references to

Opportunity at Chain O' Lakes - Seasonal Interpretive Specialist

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education. The Seasonal Property Interpretive Specialist provides customer service and education to the general public regarding property features and historical context. Interpretive Specialists should seek opportunities to engage property guests and manage large crowds when necessary. For more information and to apply, visit the Work for Indiana site. Questions can be addressed to Kaitlyn Sproles at

Grand Calumet River Restoration Crew Member

In northern Lake County, Indiana, The Nature Conservancy owns or helps manage more than 500 acres containing a mosaic of rich habitats, including globally rare dune and swale habitat. Restoration efforts are geared toward helping delist the Grand Calumet River as an Area of Concern by reinstating beneficial uses related to wildlife and wildlife habitat. This is a unique opportunity to work in an area that contains more than 30 percent of Indiana's rare and endangered species. If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy's approach to conservation, please visit and search for job ID# 47529 for more information and to apply. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on May 3. 2019.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES icon of a magnifying glass in white 

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  • Graduate Placement and Salaries
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