Career Opportunities

The Places You'll Go

Many alumni have launched their careers in the food and pharmaceutical industries, clinical research, non-profit programs, healthcare fields, and regulatory agencies. Many work as food process innovators, product developers, regulatory agents, or laboratory researchers.

Food Science graduates are often employed by prominent companies such as Kraft, Unilever, and Frito-Lay. Others join regulatory agencies such as the FDA and USDA striving to strengthen food safety standards.

Bioprocessing Science graduates are desired by biotech companies at the forefront of new technologies, such as Biogen, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and Novozymes. Careers in bioprocessing and biotechnology could lead to important solutions for global issues, such as climate change, food and energy security, and infectious diseases.

Graduates of Nutrition Sciences often earn positions in clinical trials research, the healthcare industry, or non-profit development. Many go on to pursue professional or graduate studies as registered dietitians and physician assistants.

See where you can go with a degree from FBNS.


Current Openings

External job boards that may benefit FBNS students and graduates include Careers in Food, Food Grads Job Board, Institute of Food Technologists – Dogwood Section Job Board, KeyCorporate Services, Nutrition Jobs, and The American Society for Nutrition.

As we foster relationships with leaders in industry and our alumni, many reach out directly to recruit FBNS talent. The below openings are sent directly from our contacts and updated regularly. Positions will be removed once the posting has closed or after two months of promotion, whichever occurs first.



Degree Qualifications

Date Posted

Internships E & J Gallo Winery  1/26/2023
Ingredient Support Contractor (remote) Hershey Company See job description 1/18/2023
Food Safety Quality Assurance Intern Sheetz (internship May 15–August 11) High School/GED 1/13/2023
Be an Agent of Change NC State Extension Career Opportunities  1/6/2023
Commercialization Scientist State-of-the-art Food Company BS  12/16/2022
Various Production Supervisor positions Performance Food Service Depends on position  12/14/2022
Various Food Safety/Quality Assurance positions Performance Food Service Depends on position  12/14/2022
Fellowship for Exploring Research in Nutrition Global Food Research Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 3rd or 4th-year
undergraduate students
Food Safety Research Internship USDA-ARS BS, MS, or PhD candidate  11/21/2022
Assistant Professor (East Lansing, MI) Michigan State University, Dept. of Packaging PhD 11/18/2022
Instructor Little Medical School N/A 11/18/2022

University Resources

NC State’s Career Development Center offers ePACK, a system that allows you to search and apply for internships and jobs, schedule appointments with career counselors and on-campus interviews with employers, and find career fairs and related events.

Other resources to help develop your skills and connect with employers include:

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Professional Organizations

Professional organizations aim to advance a profession and support the interests of those working in that profession. They facilitate innovation, communication, and connection.

Popular organizations for FBNS students and alumni include:


Competitions allow students to gain experience, connect their interests to real-world projects, and potentially gain recognition.

Popular annual competitions for FBNS students include: