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Fresh Careers

Fresh Careers

Fresh Careers is an IDDBA program that gives students the opportunity to explore careers in the food industry.

The program was started in 2018 with four universities: Michigan State University, Ohio State University, St. Joseph's University, and Western Michigan University. In its second year, there was an addition of a fifth school, Niagara University. After a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IDDBA is relaunching Fresh Careers and opening program participation to new colleges and universities!
As a Fresh Careers participant, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend events with industry leaders, experts, and peers - who can help you learn more about the food industry and explore career options. You will have the opportunity to attend webinars and networking events, where you can meet other students and professionals who are interested in the food industry.
  • Gain access to IDDBA 2024 - Our tradeshow is a great place to learn about new products and trends in the food industry, and to network with numerous industry leaders and businesses. IDDBA 2024 will take place in Houston on June 9th - 11th.
  • Connect with our members and get the guidance you need to succeed in the food industry - Our members are passionate about helping students achieve their goals, and they are always willing to share their knowledge and experience. Whether you have a question about your dream job or you just need some general advice, we will connect you with an experienced professional who can help you reach your full potential.

If you are a student who is interested in exploring careers in the food industry, we encourage you to apply for the Fresh Careers program today! The program is open to all majors, but our members will be especially excited to meet with students who have a business, marketing, IT, or food/hospitality related major. We invite any student who has graduated or will be graduating in 2023 or 2024 to apply and explore career opportunities in the food industry!

Career Mentor Application here! Member Company Application here! University Student and Recent Graduate Application here! University Interest Form here!

Fresh Careers at the IDDBA 2023