Food Marketing Fellows

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The Food Marketing Fellows is an honors program for students with food industry interests and career aspirations. The purpose of the program is to give undergraduate students a focused perspective on the food industry.


Fellows become part of a select group of students who participate in these one-of-a-kind activities:

Food Marketing Field Study Course: Each Fellow enrolls in a 1-credit course, AEM 4460.

Fall Visits and Activities: Throughout the fall semester, we will make a series of visits to local manufactures, producers and retailers for an up close view of their activates.  Visits have included Wegmans HQ & Bakery, the Aldi distribution center, local wineries, the Seneca foods processing center and a local coffee roaster.  In addition we will have virtual sessions with leaders in the food space around the country.

Winter Session Study Trip: In January, Fellows travel to study the business and marketing strategies of various food and consumer product companies. Typically, this has been an international trip with destinations that have included Ireland, Australia, Chile, Lithuania, Portugal, Brazil, China, Netherlands, Italy and United Kingdom.  Due to the Omicron outbreak in January of 2022, our international trip was postponed to Spring Break in April, but we were still able to travel to Portugal were we saw a wide variety of industry and cultural locations.

How to Apply

If you have an interest in the food industry, you are encouraged to apply. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be opened in February of 2023. Please contact Dan Hooker or Adam Brumberg for more information.