Food Science Club Resume Critique Night!
On Nov. 10, the University of Maryland Food Science Club hosted its second annual Resume Critique Night at Marie Mount Hall.
Nine professionals, four of which are alumni, came to share their career paths and to give resume pointers to students. Representatives from Elite Spice, TIC Gums and Nando’s were present, as well as scientists from the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Twenty students attended Resume Critique Night and participated in an open Q&A session with guests before breaking into one-on-one sessions with professionals to receive tailored advice.
“It was a great night of networking, and I definitely got some good tips to improve my resume,” senior food science major Jeff Sheasley said.
Other attendees, Nisha Erannoor, sophomore dietetics major, and Alexis Peters, a freshman food science major, echoed similar sentiments.
Another food science major, Wendy Guan added, “As a senior who is currently searching and applying for jobs, I found it incredibly helpful to see what potential employers were looking for in my resume. Their critique and feedback allowed me convey myself and my skills in a much stronger manner. On top of that, it was a great networking opportunity.”
Food Science Club Co-President Kristi Kan said she started planning the event three months in advance and attributes the night’s success to teamwork.
“Everyone in the club really pitched in, from making nametags to getting refreshments,” she said “[the club] is really grateful to Elite Spice who sponsored this event.”
Club faculty advisor Dr. Abani Pradhan agreed, “We are so happy that the local industry is supporting the next generation of food scientists, and we cannot wait to see how this event continues to grow in the years to come.”