Those who follow this community share a commitment to creativity and an “all hands on deck” mentality that comes with growing or contributing to new businesses and ideas. You’ll find plenty of founders, presidents, and CEOs of start-up organizations among Friedman alumni, as well as those who value workplace and school wellness, innovative food production, marketing, and distribution, sustainability, and DE&I. Friedman alum lead and serve in successful consulting firms, innovation hubs for food industry stakeholders, and consumer products businesses, such as personalized nutrition software platforms. Employers also include farm-to-institution programs, restaurants, sustainability offices within private companies, and more.

February and March Food Conferences (Most Are Free!)

It is the conference season! We hope you’ve had an amazing start to this semester. Here are some free/low-cost conferences for this February and March.

Waste Management Forum

Join WM to hear from inspiring sustainability leaders and how we can …

By Fangruo (Ingrid) Zhou
Fangruo (Ingrid) Zhou Student Ambassador
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Webinar Series: Finding Your Future in Food Systems

With this series, the North American Food System Network aims to provide participants with connections and insights that will help them identify next steps for their careers. The four-part series (Feb 8, 23, Nov 8, 23, 2022) will highlight job …

By Beth Jameson, MA
Beth Jameson, MA Administrative Coordinator
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How to Handle Job Rejection Letdown

By leszekglasner

It takes a lot of time, patience, and courage to submit a job application, especially for a job you’re really excited about. But what happens when you receive a call or email from the job you thought you …

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Start-Ups: Series A, B, C Funding and How It Works

A startup with a brilliant business idea is aiming to get its operations up and running. From humble beginnings, the company proves the worthiness of its model and products, steadily growing thanks to the generosity of friends, family and the …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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Getting a Foot in the Door: Advice from Friedman School Alumni

I had the pleasure of attending the Block Career Center’s Virtual Midwest Career Trip on November 19, and here are just a few of the amazing insights shared by alumni panelists from Cargill, Compass/E15, Kellogg, and the Wallace Center at …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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Featured Resources

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