Career Planning


Purdue Animal Sciences Career Video Channel

Successful Alumni:
Purdue Animal Sciences Successful Alumni Website

Destination Career series profiling recent Purdue Agriculture graduates

Animal Sciences alumnus Malcolm DeKryger, president and co-owner of Belstra Milling, spoke at the College of Agriculture Entrepreneurial Day (fall 2013). Read more in AgriNews.

Explore Your Interests, Skills & Careers

Animal Behavior Careers (Purdue University) 
Animal Careers ( 
Animal Careers (Cornell University) 
Animal Science Career Guide 
ASAS Career Information 
BrainTrack Career Resources
Career One Stop 
Career Opportunities for Majors in Animal Science (Rutgers University)
Choose a Major and Plan Your Career (Purdue CCO)
Exploring Occupations (University of Manitoba)
JobStar Central Career Guides
Learn More Indiana - Career Resources
Mapping Your Future - Explore Careers
Now What?: The World Beyond Vet School
O*NET OnLine - Career Exploration
PorkSquare - Occupational Profiles 
Science Careers 
"What Can I Do With an Animal Science B.S. Degree?" Essays (University of Wisconsin) 
What Can I Do With a Major In ...? (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Zookeeper bonds with animals and work - Animal Sciences senior Jillian Wagner and the Columbian Park Zoo

Career Assessment/Personality Test

Career Assessment Tests and Quizzes (AccuConference)
Career Center 
Career Planning: How to Use Self Assessment Tools to Help You Choose a Career 
The Career Key 
Career and Success Resources (My Life Coach) 
Carolyn Kalil's Free Personality Quiz (
Choose a Major and Plan Your Career (Purdue CCO) 
Online Career Assessment Tools Review 
Personality Tutor 
Personality Type

Cover Letters, Resumes, CV's, & Interviewing

The 1 Thing You Must Do in Every Job Interview (LinkedIn)
8 Tips for a Better CV (ASAS Graduate Bulletin)
BoilerLink - Purdue Student Organizations & Involvement Opportunities 
Career Resources ( 
Career Services Handouts (University of Virginia) 
Career Videos (Purdue Agriculture) 
Collegiate FFA Career Resources 
Cover Letter Guidelines (Purdue Ag Economics) 
Cover Letter Model (Purdue Ag Economics) 
Cover Letter Structure (Purdue Ag Economics) 
Cover Letters (University of Oxford) 
CV Tips 
CVs (University of Oxford) 
Dress for Success as an Animal Scientist (ASAS Graduate Bulletin)
Four Tips for Getting That Internship! (ASAS Graduate Bulletin) 
How Students Should Follow Up With Employers (
Interview Resources (PorkSquare)
Interview Tips: Master Your Nonverbal Communication (
Interviewing Checklist (Purdue Ag Economics) 
Interviewing Preparation (Purdue Ag Economics) 
Job Application Guide ( 
Job Interview and Employment Information ( 
Learn More Indiana 
Quick Test-Taking Strategies to Raise Your Test Score - Archived Webinar from the Princeton Review (requires Java) 
Resumes, Cover Letters, & Employment-Related Letters ( 
Resumes and Vitae Guide (Virginia Tech) Career Resources (resume tips, cover letter tips, etc.) 
$tart $mart Workshop on negotiating your starting salary
Thank You Letter Guidelines (Purdue Ag Economics) 
Thank You Letter Structure (Purdue Ag Economics)  
Workplace Writers (Employment and Workplace Documents) (Purdue OWL) 

University Links

Purdue - Careers at Purdue 
Purdue - Center For Career Opportunities 
Purdue - College of Agriculture - Career Services for Students 
Purdue - Forestry and Natural Resources Job Board 

Iowa State University - Agriculture & Life Sciences Career Services 
Michigan State University - Career Services Network 
Ohio State University - Buckeye Careers 
Penn State University - Agriculture - Career & Internship Opportunities 
University of Illinois - Agriculture - Career Services 
University of Kentucky - Agriculture - Career Services 
University of Wisconsin - Agriculture - Career Services​