Welcome to Fall Term 2019!

Pathways to Forest Service Careers

Start your career with the Forest Service and leave your legacy on nature for future generations! The Forest Service is hiring student interns and recent graduates through the Pathways program. These paid career opportunities lead to permanent jobs upon successful completion of the program. Positions are available across the country.

Apply November 8-21, 2019 (Merit), November 12-21, 2019 (Pathways) on USAJOBS.

  • Intern Indefinites
    • 20-NCH-ENG-899-345-INT
  • Recent Graduates
    • Engineering Technicians
      • 20-NCH-ENG-802-45-RG
      • 20-NCH-ENG-802-45-FS-MG (merit)                                                                       
    • Landscape Architects
      • 20-NCH-ENG-807-57-RG
      • 20-NCH-ENG-807-57-FS-RB (merit)                                         
    • Civil Engineers
      • 20-NCH-ENG-810-57-RG                         
      • 20-NCH-ENG-810-57-FS-CR (merit)                                       
    • Land Surveyors
      • 20-NCH-ENG-1373-57-RG                         
      • 20-NCH-ENG-1373-57-FS-EA (merit)
    • GIS Specialists
      • 20-NCH-ENG-101-7-RG                           
      • 20-NCH-ENG-101-7-FS-KED (merit)
    • Mining Engineers
      • 20-NCH-ENG-880-57-RG
      • No merit

Visit for eligibility requirements, position locations and additional information.

 Rob Olszewski Fellowship in Forest Policy & Analysis 

The Forest Landowner Foundation is accepting applications for the 2020 Rob Olszewski Fellowship in Forest Policy & Analysis until January 15, 2020.  Students can learn more about the fellowship and apply online at

Looking to spend your spring break (March 21st to March 28th) doing something meaningful and making a positive impact? Apply for Alternative Break today!

Imagine a better world. Make it happen – this spring break!

The Alternative Break program is centered on creating transformative, experiential learning experiences for students through regional, reciprocal campus-community partnerships. Alternative breaks aim to develop the capacity for students to lead for social change. Being immersed in community environments enables participants to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way. This is an opportunity to learn about yourself, challenge yourself, build community, gain leadership skills, and have fun!

Priority deadline (for full consideration) for applications for all three trips is Monday, November 25, 2019. Each experience has a $100 fee and need-based Travel Grants are available to defray the costs!

(Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all trips are filled)

Read what past Alternative Break participants have said about their experiences:

  • “I am amazed, intrigued, and humbled. I will forever hope to continue to grow and open my mind in the way I did on this trip.”
  • “I have formed new relationships with incredible people, have been inspired to be more independent, walked away with more knowledge about life on reservations, and a commitment to make a positive influence in my community.”

Visit our website to learn more about our three Alternative Spring Break options and how to apply today!

Questions? For questions regarding the Alternative Break program, please contact or 541-737-3041.

If accommodations for disability are needed in order to participate in the program or trip, please contact or 541-737-3041.

URSA Engage- Call for Student Applications

There is an exciting (paid!) opportunity to engage in partnerships with faculty outside of the classroom! The goal of the URSA Engage Program is to provide first and second year students, and transfer students in their first year at OSU, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of an OSU mentor. Students who are selected will receive an award of $750 and their faculty mentors will receive $250 to support the project. The program is available to undergraduates across all academic disciplines. Projects will take place from the middle of winter term 2020 through the end of spring term 2020 (15 weeks at 5 hrs/week).

Everything you need to know is live on their website.

There are over 120 amazing projects on our website for you to look through, including those that involve:

  • Editing floral genes in trees to prevent invasiveness and avoid gene flow
  • Enacting farm-to-school education with school local districts
  • Study the epidemiology of overuse injuries in Division I athletes
  • Developing flavor standards to facilitate sensory training in beer, wines and spirits
  • Reconstructing early Holocene nitrous oxide atmospheric concentration using ice from the South Pole, Antarctica
  • Assembling, calibrating, and deploying next-generation environmental sensor technologies across campus
  • Enhancing access to culturally diverse information on professional work attire

So, now what do you do? Here are the steps:

  1. Go to the URSA Engage website and read through the faculty mentor project descriptions.
  2. RSVP and attend one of our facilitated informational/networking workshops (not required but highly recommended). Each faculty mentor project description will tell you which workshop that faculty mentor will be attending.
  3. Reach out to faculty via email and set up a meeting to discuss applying to the program.
  4. Once you find a mentor, submit the program application!

****We’re here to help! Come to our undergraduate research drop-in advising hours if you have any questions about emailing a faculty mentor, filling out the application, etc.! (Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00pm in Waldo 140)****

Email us at with questions!

Oregon to D.C.: Seeking Careers in the Nation’s Capital

The OSU Alumni Association and OSU Workspace recently hosted the “Oregon to D.C.: Seeking Careers in the Nation’s Capital” career webinar. Take a peek and use this great resource if you’re interested in working in Washington DC or in a field related to politics, public policy, non-profits, government work, etc.

The webinar highlights the essential concepts about finding and getting a job in Washington. Here are some key takeaways:

  • Determine which job sector (government, non-profit, Capitol Hill, private sector) you most want to focus on and implement a strategy
  • Consider moving to the DC area, taking a part-time job or internship, and devoting 6-12 months to networking and applying

CoF SLC is now OPEN!

The Self-Learning Center (aka SLC) is a student-oriented resource that provides access to reserve readings, computers, printers, community and study space.   The SLC is staffed by your fellow students – the CoF Ambassadors: Spencer, Chloe, Jenna, Zena, Destiny, and Michael!  The CoF Ambassadors are a great resource if you have questions, want to connect to the CoF community, or want to learn the ins and outs of Beaver Nation.

Additionally, the SLC offers tools and equipment that will make doing your homework and lab assignments easier!  Stop by to check out hand held magnifying lenses, protractors, compasses, calculators, chain and board kits, chargers, adapters, etc.   Wood sample kits are also available for study while in the SLC.  And finally, we offer a lending library full of books that feed your desire to learn all you can about the natural sciences.

Snell Hall room 129 (staffed, Lending Library, Reserves, tools and equipment)
Snell Hall room 123 (unstaffed, for quiet study and computer use)

Our hours are:
Monday- Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

College of Forestry Student Clubs and Organizations –2019

Check out the CoF Student Clubs and Organizations! We have lots going on this month, and we hope to see you around! More information about each of the clubs can be found at

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Rent Textbooks at NO COST for the ENTIRE term

The Textbook Lending Program offers eligible OSU students the opportunity to check out textbooks at no cost for the entire academic term! The program starts the first week of class and operates on a first come, first serve basis. They currently have books for 181 courses! Most of the textbooks are either donated or purchased. Students (and professors) can learn more about the program and check if we have their textbook by going to:

To ensure that HSRC has the textbook needed for a course, check online:

  • Go to
  • Log in using your ONID through MY ACCOUNT
  • Start a New Search and click on the Course Reserves tab
  • Enter the title of textbook and click Search
  • In the drop-down menu that says “OSU Course Reserves”, change it to “HSRC Textbook Lending Library”
  • If you see a green dot and the word “Available”, you can go to HSRC and rent the textbook

Keep Up With the Peavy Hall Transition Construction

Wondering up the future of the College of Forestry? Are you missing Peavy Hall? Don’t you worry, you can see what’s happening live by clicking on one of the following links to two web cameras that show the project site live every day: or

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