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 on a regular basis. Positions will be removed once the posting has closed or after two months of promotion, whichever occurs first.



Degree Qualifications

Date Posted

Intern Panaceutics Nutrition Current undergrad or grad student 8/4/2022
Extension Assistant NC State University, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics BS 8/3/2022
Quality Assurance Manager Integra Foods BS 8/1/2022
Plant Manager Neese Country Sausage, Inc. N/A 7/29/2022
Local Meat Communications Internship Center for Environmental Farming Systems N/A 7/29/2022
Lab & Research Specialist Virginia Tech, Department of Virginia Seafood AREC BS 7/29/2022
Nutrition Program Consultant North Carolina Office of State Human Resources MS 7/25/2022
Food Rx Program Manager Feast Down East BS 7/21/2022
Farmer Engagement Coordinator Feast Down East BS 7/21/2022
Quality Assurance Director Star Foods BS 7/14/2022
Various Internships Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Depends on internship 7/14/2022
CALS Global Academy Program Coordinator NC State University, Department of International Agriculture MS 7/14/2022
Sanitation Supervisor Tyson Foods BS 7/14/2022
Product Development Scientist Puris BS 7/6/2022
Manager, Milk Bank WakeMed Cary Hospital, Milk Bank BS 7/6/2022
Pasteurization Technician (supplemental, weekdays 8a – 4p) WakeMed Cary Hospital, Milk Bank High School Diploma 7/6/2022
Pasteurization Technician (supplemental days) WakeMed Cary Hospital, Milk Bank High School Diploma 7/6/2022
Special Projects Coordinator NC Farmworker Health Program, Office of Rural Health, NC DHHS High School Diploma 7/6/2022
Nutrition & Allergy Dining Associate – Fall 2022 NC State University Dining NC State, FBNS Student 7/5/2022
Coordinator of the NC State Agricultural Business Management Office of Student Mentoring NC State University, Department of Agriculture & Resource Economics MS 7/5/2022
Community Health Education Manager Inter-Faith Food Shuttle BS, Bilingual 6/28/2022
Registered Dietitian – various locations  Dietitians On Demand RD 6/27/2022
FEAST Program Specialist AmeriCorps N/A 6/27/2022
College Student Basic Needs VISTA AmeriCorps N/A 6/27/2022
Senior Hunger VISTA AmeriCorps N/A 6/27/2022
Latinx, Hispanic & Refugee Food Security VISTA 22 AmeriCorps N/A 6/27/2022
Visiting Program Coordinator OneOp Nutrition and Wellness RD 6/27/2022
Administrative Associate II Food and Nutrition Services High School Diploma 6/23/2022
Local Produce Safety Coordinator Carolina Farm Stewardship Association BS 6/17/2022
Quality Assurance Manager Green Compass N/A 6/14/2022
Extension Assistant Professor Kansas State University, Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health PhD 6/14/2022
Associate Food Scientist Martinsville Snacks BS 6/14/2022

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: