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. In the wake of Covid-19 it is mostly likely that the 2022 trip will be domestic trip to an area important to national food production and distribution, such as California. Fellows pay for a portion of travel expenses.
Covid-19 Disclaimer: Currently, University guidelines do not allow for the kind of travel that is associated with the Food Fellows Program. We expect the University to update it guidelines as the vaccinations rates increase the CDC issues guidelines on the status of the pandemic. At this point, we anticipate that we will have the ability to travel in some fashion in the fall and winter.
How to Apply
If you have an interest in the food industry, you are encouraged to apply. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be opened in February of 2022. Please contact Dan Hooker or Adam Brumberg for more information.