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Fresh Careers

Fresh Careers is an IDDBA program that offers students pursuing careers in the food industry the chance to experience business-to-business networking at the largest dairy, deli, and bakery food show in America. The program runs in conjunction with IDDBA’s annual trade show. Students network with industry professionals from around the world, see new product innovation, and explore career options they will consider following graduation. Along with the guidance of a Career Ambassador, an industry professional paired with each student, they will explore the trade show floor, meet other professionals, and much more.

This IDDBA program was started in 2018 with four universities: Michigan State University, Ohio State University, St. Joseph’s University, and Western Michigan University. Each school selected four students and one faculty member to attend the IDDBA trade show. In the program’s second year, there was an addition of a fifth school, Niagara University. Each participating student was enrolled in a food-focused program, specifically Food Industry Management, Food Science, Food Marketing, or Food and Consumer Goods Packaging Marketing.

IDDBA exemplifies what is possible when our industry collaborates and now, through Fresh Careers, that passion can motivate our industry’s next generation of leaders.

2019 Fresh Careers