c0ttontailsnscales asked eruditionanimaladoration: Loading…
what advice do you have for a newly declared animal science major trying to find some volunteer experience? i feel so behind in the game. /:
why would you think you’re behind when you just got here? trust me we are all lazy procrastinating bums so none of us are a head of the game.
the obvious answers would be humane societies or vet clinics. but my followers follow me for the stuff you dont think about… so you ready????????(idk why i’m doing this dramatic build up, its saturday night and i’m in front of a computer so just humor me)moving on
If you are in a rural area the best way is to ask to work an a farm/ranch. yep farmhands… they are great for husbandry experience because its old school ways of just throwing you into some shit that will ether kill you or teach you…and if you are creative with words will look great on a resume(my resume reading i was a “caprine production researcher that managed a large heard of boer and spanish goats” aka goat farmer…
you will most like run into a large animal vet that would take you from there out of pity if you ask nicely.
Now if you are in a more wooded area you should search for any kinds of animal sanctuaries, rehads, or wildlife preserves. since these are nonprofits they NEED help and will take you any no prob.
and you can also try to swing internships as a park ranger(the benefits are great)no a lot of those places have a lot of down time… its slow in the wild. but you will get to mess with some cool wild animals some times
Now of course if you are in a metropolis you can always volunteer at the zoo or aquarium.
you should also talk to any of your profesors in the animal science dept. tell them you are interested in helping with a research project(USE THOSE EXACT WORDS) animal scientist who have gone beyond a B.A. are jaded and we dont take kind to people who are in it for the furries and not the science. so we like scienctist not animal lovers
But this is probably the best resource you can have depending on the research. they will teach you as much as you want, help you study for class, tell you about internships no one knows about and some times hire you if they have the funding.
last join the prevet club, these are your peers and fellow alum who love animals too
they will be doing a lot of things with animals that will correlate with your classes since they will most likely have the same class with the same upcoming demon test plus as a club they are able to bypass some of the red tape paper work that as an individual you’d have to go through..
hope my rambling made some sense.(although i dont think i used enough gifs….