Job Opportunities for Recent Grads

Farm Manager

General Responsibilities:
Farmers operate crop farms and ranches. They use machinery, fertilizers, land-use timetables and many other tools to grow various crops, such as corn, cotton and soybeans, or to raise farm animals, such as hogs, cattle or sheep. Many farms are family owned, but corporate interests are consolidating an increasing number of farms. Some farmers rent and work additional land from other farms to supplement their incomes. All farmers typically perform a wide variety of tasks, from planting, fertilizing and harvesting crops to keeping financial records.

Degrees:

Agriculture


CFIA Inspector

General Responsibilities:
Inspection of food plants to ensure food safety

Degrees:
Science Related; Health Inspection

 


Agricultural Journalist

General Responsibilities:
Distribute information about the agriculture industry to the public, legislators, commodity groups and government agencies through broadcast, print or web-based media.

 


Food Scientist/Product Developer

General Responsibilities:
Work for the federal government, universities or commercial food processors to develop and improve food products.

Degrees:
Food Science; Food Nutrition

 


Regulatory Specialist or Food Law

General Responsibilities:
Work for commercial food processors or consulting firms on food labeling, nutritional information, and food regulatory consulting

Degrees:
Food Science; Food Nutrition; Science

 


Dietician

General Responsibilities:
Working with industry and clinics in assessing, promoting, protecting, and enhancing the health of the general public in a community setting and providing strategies for prevention of nutrition-related diseases.

Degrees:
Food Science; Food Nutrition; Science

 


QA Technician

General Responsibilities:
Conducting ingredient and product testing in a laboratory setting. Responsible for product and process auditing to ensure the quality and food safety of products

Degrees:
Science Related

 


HACCP Coordinator

General Responsibilities:
Working in the food industry to develop and implement food safety programs such as HACCP and GFSI

Degrees:
Science Related

 


Food Safety/Quality Auditor/Quality Systems

General Responsibilities:
Working for 3rd party firms responsible for auditing food companies or retail stores

Degrees:
Science Related

 


Health Inspector

General Responsibilities:
Working for the government to conduct health inspections at food service and food retail outlets

Degrees:
Science Related

 


Sales Coordinator

General Responsibilities:
Working with customers to present food products or ingredients

Degrees:
Business

 


Marketing Coordinator

General Responsibilities:
Supports the marketing team in maintaining the branding activities for new and existing products while working closely with cross-functional teams. Coordinates market data analysis, manages new product launch and timelines

Degrees:
Business; Marketing

 


Supply Chain Coordinator

General Responsibilities:
Oversees the movement of products or ingredients throughout the supply chain and monitors inventory levels

Degrees:
Business; Science; Supply Chain Designation

 


Purchasing Coordinator

General Responsibilities:
Coordinates the purchasing of materials to support the business by analyzing item usage and determining quantities to purchase from approved suppliers. Inventory and costs will be a key aspect of this role to maintain optimal levels and profitability.

Degrees:
Business; Science; Purchasing Designation

 


Procurement Coordinator

General Responsibilities:
Coordinates purchase orders from approved suppliers and monitors the performance of suppliers. This includes general purchase order administration, invoice verification, resolution of claims, resolution of back charges and purchase order close out

Degrees:
Business; Science; Purchasing Designation