Career Opportunities

The Places You'll Go

Many alumni have launched their careers in the food and pharmaceutical industries, clinical research laboratories, 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 Idec, 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

Winemaking Distillation Internship 2022 E. & J. Gallo Winery Currently enrolled at a college 1/19/2022
Viticulture & Grower Relations Internship 2022 E. & J. Gallo Winery Currently enrolled at a college 1/19/2022
Winegrowing Data Analyst Research Internship 2022 E. & J. Gallo Winery Currently enrolled at a college 1/19/2022
R&D Intern Jabin Beverage Company BS (completing junior year of studies) or MS (completing first year of studies) 1/11/2022
Amcor Endowed Chair in Sustainable Packaging Michigan State University, The School of Packaging PhD 1/11/2022
Research Associate Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation, Durham VA BS or MS 1/3/2022
Extension Assistant/Associate Professor Utah State University, Home & Community MS 1/3/2022
Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor The University of Texas at Austin, Nutritional Sciences PhD 1/3/2022
Community Health Engagement Coordinator The University of Georgia, Biomedical & Health Sciences Institute MS or MPH 12/16/2021
BioSafety Specialist NC State University, Environmental Health & Safety BS 12/14/2021
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences NC Cooperative Extension, Lee County BS, MS or PhD 12/9/2021
Various Positions KBI Biopharma Depends on position 12/7/2021
Research Assistant NC State University, NC Food Innovation Lab MS 12/7/2021
Assistant & Full Professors – Obesity/Physical Activity/Nutrition Science San Diego State University PhD 11/29/2021
Senior PR Manager, Food Policy Program Vital Strategies BS or BA 11/22/2021
Summer Internship Program North Carolina Department of Administration N/A 11/22/2021

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: