College of Forestry Opportunities

New Student Club

Are you looking to become more involved in the College of Forestry?  Do you want to meet new people and expand your circle of friends?  Consider joining the new student club at Oregon State University; The Oregon State University Chapter of the International Society of Aboriculture, commonly known as the Arbor Club!

The goal of Arbor club is to connect students to the trees around them and create opportunities for stewardship and skill development. In Arbor club, our members will have the opportunity to get involved with tree planting, pruning, identification and professional tree climbing.

Arbor Club is a place for all people at OSU who have a passion for the trees around them. The club will provide exposure to a wide range of networking and professional skill development opportunities.

If you are interested in learning more or becoming a member of the Arbor Club, send an email to

Career Development

Carolyn Killefer from Career Development Center will be in the Self-Learning Center in Peavy 252 on April 29, May 27, and June 10 from 9:00 am-11:00 am.  Feel free to bring in your resume, cover letter, or any questions you may have about how to be competitive when applying for jobs!  Take advantage of her expertise!

Good luck studying for midterms!!

-College of Forestry Student Services Office, Peavy 250, 541-737-1594

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Monday Maps!

Capiton Reef - Utah

It’s Monday Maps CoF Undergrads! Can you identify where this is?  Reply here or tweet the answer to us @OSU_COF_SS to get a prize!

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Five Easy Steps to Graduate on Time!

Hello College of Forestry Undergrads! Graduating seniors, this message is for you!!

Spring term is already flying by and graduation is right around the corner.  Seniors may be getting anxious about what to do to ensure their timely graduation from Oregon State.  Here is a checklist of things to do to make sure you graduate as planned:

  1. Reserve your place at the ceremony
    1. Register for Commencement at by April 24 to get your name printed in the 2015 Commencement program.  The last date to register for Commencement participation is May 29!
  2. Attend the Grad Fair
    1. The Grad Fair is in the OSU Beaver Store on April 20-21 from 10 am to 4 pm.  At this event, you can purchase your cap and gown, class ring, yearbook, and commencement announcements.  Visit for more info!
  3. Review your MyDegrees Audit with your adviser
    1. Talk to your adviser and make sure you are on track to graduate the term that you are registered to do so!  No one likes unpleasant surprises.
  4. Ensure all your course work is completed
    1. Although “senioritis” is probably in full swing, make sure to get the last classes on your to-do list completed.
    2. For spring term graduates to be eligible to receive a diploma at commencement, all incomplete grades for required courses must be resolved and transfer credits must be on file before May 8.
  5. Review preliminary grades for spring term
    1. Oregon State faculty will award preliminary grades to graduating spring term students by May 11. Be on the look out for that information!  If your ability to graduate is in question, you will be notified by your adviser or the Registrar’s Office.

Preparing for Commencement can be a very stressful time as a graduating senior.  Remember to still take time to enjoy your last term as an undergraduate at OSU and as always, feel free to contact the Student Services Office at 541-737-1594 for any support or information you may need!

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Monday Maps


It’s Monday Maps!  Please Tweet your answer to @OSU_COF_SS or comment here.  The first correct answer on either site wins.

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MBA Information Session

Are you interested in taking your degree to the next level?  Did you know that you can attain your Masters degree in Business Administration in as little as 9 months?  Come find out more information about the MBA program at Oregon State University on Wednesday, April 15 from 5:00-6:00 pm in RH 107.

The Oregon State MBA is designed to meet your needs on your terms.  There are seven tracks you can frame your MBA degree around, including:

  1. Business Analytics
  2. Commercialization
  3. Executive Leadership
  4. Global Operations
  5. Marketing
  6. Research Thesis
  7. Wealth Management

There are also two additional degrees in the MBA program, including the Accountancy MBA and Pharmacy MBA.

While it is mentioned previously that students can attain this degree in as little as 9 months as a full-time student, this program is also designed for part-time students.  Most of the seven tracks can be completed on a part-time basis in approximately 2-3 years.  To accommodate working professionals, courses are available in the evenings.

Check out the College of Business MBA website to learn more about the degree at OSU!  And don’t forget to put the MBA Info Session on your calendar for April 15 from 5:00-6:00 pm in Richardson Hall, Room 107!


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Spring Clubs Day

Welcome to Spring Term College of Forestry Undergrads!

Are you looking for ways to get more involved in the College of Forestry? A great place to start is at the 2015 Spring Clubs day!  This event will be held on April 15 from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm in the Peavy Hall Courtyard.

Clubs represented will include:

  • Forest Products Society
  • Society of American Foresters
  • Forestry Club
  • International Forestry Students Association
  • Ambassadors
  • Xi Sigma Pi
  • American Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
  • International Society of Aboriculture
  • VFSA (Veteran’s Association)
  • International Programs

By getting involved in a student club, it is not only a great resume booster, but it gives you the opportunity to make new friends, network with professionals, participate in fun activities, attend workshops and national conferences, and become more involved in the field of forestry and natural resources.

For more information about these clubs, please come chat with active members of the club on Spring Clubs Day!  For more information on the clubs, please visit the Student Clubs & Organizations page.

Spring Clubs Day Flyer

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Student Services Everyday

Happy finals week College of Forestry Undergrads!

The Student Services Office is beginning a new program called Student Services Everyday.  This means that you can visit the Student Services Office, located in Peavy 250, every day of the week for a new opportunity!

Monday Maps: Be the first person to guess the national/state park monument, wilderness, etc. and win a prize!

Tuesday Trivia: Be the first to answer the trivia question correctly a win a prize!

Wednesday Warmup: Each week, free coffee will be available in the SLC, Peavy 252, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Thankful Thursday: Each term, we’ll sponsor a local charity and collect small donations each Thursday.  Give back to your community! Drop off your spare change!

Fernhopper Friday: The official publication day for the newsletter and blog!

These opportunities are not just limited to students on the Corvallis campus, E-campus students can participate in all of the days (except coffee, sorry!) and if you win, we will mail you your prize!

So, come on down to the Student Services Office every day of the week to take advantage of the resources and opportunities offered!  There’s something new happening every day in the Student Services Office, Peavy 250!

Good luck on finals and have a wonderful and safe Spring Break!

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College of Forestry Senior Awards

There are only 94 days until graduation.  Seniors are anxiously finishing the last of their classes in preparation for the big day.  The seniors in the College of Forestry have played a big role within the college; they are the role models and mentors for the underclassman, and are living proof that we can make it through college successfully.  Listed below, there are two awards that graduating seniors can be nominated for to reward them for all of their hard work.

The Harold Bowerman Leadership Award

This award is presented annually to a graduating senior who exemplifies outstanding leadership or service in not only the College of Forestry, but in the OSU community, or the state/nation/world as well.  Nominations for this award may be made by students, faculty, or staff members of the College of Forestry.  Self-nominations are also permitted.

To nominate a worthy senior, a complete nomination packet will include:

  1. A completed nomination form, available in the Student Services Office (Peavy 250)
  2. A letter of nomination from a CoF student, faculty, or staff member
  3. A letter of support from a second (or more) CoF student, faculty, or staff member
  4. A copy of the student’s resume

The Paul and Neva Dunn Senior Award

This award is also presented annually to an outstanding graduating senior.  This award is based on high scholastic achievement combined with potential professional ability.  Involvement in college, university, or community activities, offices held, and forestry work background proves as evidence of this professional ability.

To nominate an outstanding senior, a complete nomination packet will include:

  1. A letter of nomination from a CoF student, faculty, department, or staff member
  2. Two letters of recommendation from CoF faculty or staff (or a single letter co-signed by 2 or more faculty/staff)
  3. A copy of the student’s resume


Both award nomination packets must be submitted to Kira Hughes in the Student Services Office (Peavy Hall 250) by Friday, May 8, 2015 by 5 pm.

If you have any questions about these awards, please contact Kira Hughes at or at 541-737-3475.


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A’s for Days! Prepare to Ace those Finals!

It’s week 9 College of Forestry, and the only things standing between you and spring break are finals!  Are you ready to take the test that could potentially define your grade in the class you’ve worked so hard on the past 9 weeks?  Here are some good tips and tricks to help you study and earn the grade you want:

  • Find a comfortable and quiet place to study with good lighting and little distractions (try avoiding your own bed, it is very tempting to just take a nap instead)- consider renting a study room at the Valley Library
  • If you choose to study in a group, only study with others who are serious about the test
  • Don’t try to do all your studying the night before the test.  Instead, space out your studying by reviewing class material several times a week, focusing on one topic at a time
  • Take short breaks frequently.  Your memory retains the information that you study at the beginning and the end better than what you study in the middle
  • Don’t study later than the time you usually go to sleep, you may fall asleep or be tempted to fall asleep

For more great study tips, visit or visit the Academic Success Center, located in 102 Waldo Hall for tips on dealing with test anxiety or preparing for finals.

Happy studying from all of us in the College of Forestry Student Services Office and good luck on your upcoming finals!

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Service Opportunities

Montana Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps national service program that serves communities and conservation needs throughout the northern range of the Rocky Mountains.  Young adult participants enroll as AmeriCorps members who serve between 3-9 months.

Montana Conservation Corps has many field opportunities coming up in 2015.  These opportunities range from 5-9 month enrollments or summer-only opportunities.  All of these opportunities provide students with an education award and hands-on experience that will be a great addition to their resume.

There is also a special opportunity for Armed Forces Veterans and Service Members through Montana Conservation Corps called the Veterans Green Corps.  This is a field-based opportunity in which participants enroll as AmeriCorps members who dedicate a term of service to the betterment of America’s public lands.

Representatives from MCC will be on campus Tuesday, March 10th from 10 am-noon in the Richardson Hall 2nd floor knuckle.  You can apply for Montana Conservation Corps online and if you have any questions before then about the MCC, please contact Smai Fullerton at or (406)-587-4475.

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