Providing students in food-related majors with the resources to succeed academically and professionally
Food Tech Club is the University of California, Davis student chapter of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) committed to offering career development for future food scientists.
Throughout the year, Food Tech Club holds bi-monthly meetings to connect students to events such as guest lectures, professional workshops, food industry tours, and networking events. Taking part in these opportunities gives students a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the diversity of the food industry as well as the career opportunities and options it offers. Food Tech Club also keeps students posted on opportunities for scholarships, internships, and careers.
Food Tech Club is an active participant in regional and nation-wide food competitions, in which student teams work together to compete with other schools in product development. These competitions allow students to learn practical skills using their Food Science knowledge, further preparing them for a career in the food industry.
DISCLAIMER: Food Tech Club at UC Davis is not affiliated, associated, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the Department of Food Science & Technology at UC Davis.
Food Tech Club 2020-2021
Meeting with Leslie Herzog and Jacqueline Beckly (Understanding & Insight Group)
Meeting with Brian Dunning (ShoEi Foods USA)
Special Halloween-themed joint meeting with Cornell Food Science Club
Meeting with Lauren Shimek (Food.Tech.Design)
Grad Student Panel with the Food Science Graduate Student Association (FSGSA)
Meeting with Megumi Takahashi (Kraft Heinz)
Meeting with Amy Fletcher (UC Davis Pilot Plant Manager)
Joint Meeting with Rutgers University Food Science Club
Interview and Elevator Pitch Workshop with the GSM Food & Wine Leadership Club