The demand for food scientists is increasing as our world becomes more focused on the vital role that food plays in the well-being of all people. Our graduates have pursued a diverse array of career paths in the food industry, governmental and policy bodies as well as in academic institutions across the world.

We are here to assist with any of your recruiting needs. We offer the below as general guidance for recruiting current students and recent graduates and are happy to provide additional information on request.

We recommend that you reach students interested in Food Science careers by posting open positions in Cornell Handshake, the student portal for jobs and internship opportunities. You may post full-time jobs, internships and/or summer positions for Cornell students and recent alumni at no charge. There is no limit to the number of jobs you can post.

If you already have a Handshake account, all you need to do is log in and enter your job descriptions for Cornell.  If you are unfamiliar with the platform, or you require assistance in setting up your Handshake account, please contact Mark Mandych (mark.mandych [at] (mark[dot]mandych[at]cornell[dot]edu)) at the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Center.

We are also happy to post job opportunities to the Food Science departmental newsletter (received biweekly by all Food Science students). please email opportunities for posting to Garrett Downing at gdowning [at] (gdowning[at]cornell[dot]edu).

The majority of food industry informational events are organized by the various Cornell Food Science clubs, and are open to all Food Science undergraduate and graduate students. Events may be planned directly with our food science student organizations. Please contact the Undergraduate Food Science Club at foodscienceclub.cornell [at] (foodscienceclub[dot]cornell[at]gmail[dot]com), and for graduate student events, please contact the Food Science Graduate Student Organization at fsgso [at]

If you are interested in holding an information session to reach a wider community of Cornell students in our various food systems degree programs and/or recruiting post-doctoral level candidates, please contact Rajni Aneja, Industry Liaison, at ra283 [at] (ra283[at]cornell[dot]edu) to discuss your target audience and preferred session dates.

The Cornell Institute for Food Systems Industry Partnership Program (CIFS-IPP) holds an in-person Food Systems Career Fair each September. Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors who have an interest in learning about industry career opportunities in all aspects of food systems are invited to attend and meet with CIFS-IPP Member and Affiliate companies. Historically, ~200 students attend this fall career fair event.

CIFS-IPP Member and Affiliate companies receive personalized recruiting support to build long-term talent pipelines with Cornell, such as student experiential learning and mentorship opportunities as well as assistance to conduct in-person interviews at Stocking Hall.

CIFS also holds a Food Hackathon each October. Sponsorship opportunities are available to food industry partners who wish to engage with the ~150 students from all campus degree programs participating in this annual product ideation and pitch competition event.

Please contact Rajni Aneja, Managing Director, CIFS-IPP at cifs-ipp [at] (cifs-ipp[at]cornell[dot]edu) to learn more about the CIFS-IPP Career Fair, CIFS Food Hackathon, and other available industry strategic talent development resources for food systems companies (including post-doctoral level and young alumni recruitment).