Internships and Jobs
A food related internship is required for the Food Industry Leadership Certificate.
Here is a list of steps that will help you to apply for and complete your internship.
- Meet with your filc adviser: Rahel Yared is an alumnus of the Food Industry Management Program. In 2005, she completed her studies in Marketing and Information systems with a certificate in food industry management. After graduation, Rahel joined the FILC as the manager of student programs and diversity where she helps students find their career path and connects employers with talented students. She knows first hand every step necessary to help you get your internship and career started!
- Sign up for the listserv: Our listserv email is the best way to get the latest news of FILC. Internship, job, scholarship and networking opportunities are all sent out to students via the listserv. To get on the listserve, meet with Rahel in SBA 260 and fill out student interest questionnaire.
- Get involved! We can't stress this enough. The more events you are involved in through volunteering, the more face time you get with some of the top executives in the area. Afterall, it is really about who you know and we know the right people to connect you to!
- Land the interview! So you signed up on our listserv, became more involved and you got the opportunity to apply for some internships. BUT your resume doesn't speak highly of you. Every term the FILC or SBA conducts a resume workshop where you can get the right tips to give your self a resume facelift and land the first interview!
- Land the job! You look good on paper, but are you also good in personal interview? PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! Every term, the FILC will do a mock interview with recruiters from the retail and food industry. This opportunity gives you the real world experience of interviewing so you can practice and become a great interviewee and land the career you want!
- Register for your practicum (MKTG 409): Complete yellow drop/add form from Student Services to Dr. Tom Gillpatrick, SBA Suite 260. The class you are requesting to register for is MKTG 409: Prac: Food Practicum. Your drop/Add form MUST be signed off on by Dr. Gillpatrick before the second week of the term and prior to the start of the practicum. (if you are doing a specialized internship, read NOTE below.)
- Once your Drop/Add form is signed by Dr. Gillpatrick, take it to the registration window in Neuberger Hall lobby and submit it as you would with any other class registration.
- Write your practicum paper and turn it in! Read the following outline to better help you write your paper. Internship/Practicum Project Report >
NOTE: If you are doing a specialized internship where you will be working a particular project, you must first make sure you get an approval from Dr. Gillpatrick and complete the following steps:
A) Create a Document With the assistance of the employing company compile a document that includes the following:
- A list of expectations (what do you plan to learn?)
- Logistical expectations-i.e. (number of hours per week, length of time (12 weeks), reporting manager and contact info.)
B) One paragraph describing the company
C) Please provide a one paragraph overview that describes the purpose/objective of the
D) Describe the activities you will do for the practicum experience and how the tasks will be completed.
E) Clarify the final completion date along with the date that the final paper will be submitted.
Enjoy Your Internship!
Internship and Jobs
Below is a listing of the current opportunities that the Food Industry Leadership Center is aware of. Check back often to stay aware of what is available.
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Internships: Business Education Compact - www.becpdx.org
Jobs: Listings on the AG.com website for jobs in the agriculture, food, natural resources and biotechnology fields.