Madeline McCurry-Schmidt is a great writer, and like me, didn’t grow up in an animal science background. She writes for ASAS Graduate BULLetin and does a great job of detailing her experience and providing great information for graduate students, including job postings! I also discovered the American Society of Animal Science through her site, and am now an undergraduate member. I probably won’t be able to take advantage of many of the benefits, but for undergraduates, membership is free, so you have nothing to lose by joining.
Anyway, after reading some of her stuff, I asked Madeline if I could write a guest post for the Graduate BULLetin and she was kind enough to publish it. So feel free to go read it there, and check out some of the other great content on her site.