Represent Ohio State in CABLE

March 21, 2018

The Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE) links university students pursuing a sustainable world with bioeconomy industry partners seeking new talent to fill leadership roles. As members of CABLE, University faculty mentors leverage CABLE’s leadership training programs, webinars, materials and relationships with industry partners to actively augment their students’ professional development and career preparation.

Benefits of participation include:

  • Be an integral part of a nation-wide consortium
  • Receive Bioeconomy Leadership Training
  • Receive mentoring from faculty and industry partners
  • Interact with and learn from industry leaders
  • Gain experience to enter the Bioeconomy workforce

Competencies Desired:

  • Ability to work independently AND in a team setting
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to motivate and engage others
  • Any major related to the bioeconomy
  • Technical writing skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Learner’s mindset (passion for learning, curiosity for learning, etc.)
  • Critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Project planning skills
  • Passion to participate in the bioeconomy


  • Attend and actively participate in all meetings and webinars; student delegates will participate in monthly one-hour webinars, attend two four-day events in locations TBD, and complete brief assignments to reflect on those webinars and events
  • Play a leadership role in a a student-led working group to explore and make recommendations regarding an important topic in the bioeconomy
  • Meet regularly with working group from November 2018 – April 2019
  • Conduct campus seminars/engagement projects at their home campus
  • Minimum of 1 event; the student will coordinate with their Faculty mentor where applicable
  • Complete 4 Online Activities, such as watching an interview or listening to a podcast and then reflecting afterward on learnings
  • Participate in all evaluation activities (i.e. Pre and post surveys, focus groups, etc.)

Term of Assignment:

  • 12 months (approx. July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019)


Students will be provided a stipend of up to $2,500 to help offset any costs of participation for their 12-month participation in CABLE leadership training.  The stipend provided is pro-rated based on full participation in the program; students will receive their first payment in January and their second payment in June. We consider the following criteria when determining the pro-rated payment.

  • Attend and participate in ABLC Global for 4 days and 3 nights (including completion of assignments during/after event)
  • Attend and participate in spring meeting for 4 days and 3 nights (including completion of assignments during/after event)
  • Conduct on-campus outreach event and submit report
  • Actively participate in working group, attending meetings, conducting research, and writing up findings
  • Participate in (or review afterward) 8 webinars and After-Event Forms
  • Complete 4 Online Activities
  • Meet regularly with Faculty Mentor to review assignments and participate in mentoring related to your personal growth plan.

All travel expenses will be covered by the project.

Contact Casey Needham with questions or to submit your application