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June 2-5, 2019 | New Orleans, LA
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Career Center Live

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Career Center

Get noticed by some of the top companies and job seekers in food science and technology from around the globe. IFT’s Career Center Live combines informal networking opportunities for potential job seekers and hiring companies, as well as formal pre-scheduled interview opportunities for companies with immediate hiring needs.

How to Participate
To participate in Career Center Live, both job seekers and employers must register online via the Career Center website.

Are you interested in more detailed information, or do you have questions?
Please contact Patrick Simmons at [email protected].


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  • Employers Information

    Increase your company’s visibility within the food science community.

    • Unlimited online Career Center Live job postings from February 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019
    • Search for candidates through our resume database with access to nearly 3,000 job seekers
    • Educate applicants about your company by linking to your website directly from your job posting
    • Prominent booth location next to the IFT Expo floor to maximize your candidate networking opportunities 
    • Pre-Schedule and conduct onsite interviews with prospective candidates
    • Reach attendees throughout the event through a daily mention in IFT19 News, the official IFT19 show daily
    • Experience the excitement on the exhibit floor and meet over 1,000 exhibitors with up to 3 complimentary IFT19 Expo-only passes (included with your booth package)

    Registration Information

    Space is limited and assigned in the order that registrations are completed so don’t miss out.

    Employer registration opens on Friday, February 1st.

    To participate in Career Center Live, Employers must register online via the Career Center website.

    Employer Testimonial:

    For the past 2 years, we have been able to find great new hires at this event! This method of recruiting for Food Science/ Compliance positions is much better than using Indeed or ZipRecruiter.
    Danielle Bryant, Hissho Sushi

  • Employer Booth Package Pricing and Details Section
    IFT19 Career Center Live Employer Booth Package $2,495

    Included in Your Employer Package:

    • 10 x 10 Booth Space located near the Food Expo hall for premium exposure to IFT19 show attendees and Job Seekers
    • 6ft skirted table with draped walls for confidential interviewing by appointment
    • 2 Chairs
    • Company identification sign
    • Up to (3) Employer registrations and IFT19 Expo-only badges included
    • Open Networking event with access to thousands of IFT19 attendees and Job-Seekers on Monday, June 3, 2019 to maximize networking opportunities 
    • Unlimited online job postings for the IFT Career Center Live event included from February 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019
    • Unlimited access to our resume database of over 2,800 Job Seekers included from February 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019
    • Online interview appointment scheduling tool available to assist Employers with organizing and scheduling on-site candidate interviews for the IFT Career Center Live event

    Also Included with your Employer Package:

    • Free Career Center Live employer listing in the official IFT19 event mobile app
    • Free Breakfast and Lunch for Employers in our employer lounge each day of the event
    • Free employer profile listing highlighted in our IFT Career Center Live Directory to be available onsite at the Career Center and in the IFT booth at IFT19
    • Free company logo displayed on the IFT Career Center Live event page of the IFT19 website


    Employer registration closes on Friday, May 24, 2019

    To participate in Career Center Live, employers must register online through the Career Center website

    Diagram for Employers Booth:

    Diagram for Employers Booth

    IFT19 Career Center Live Floor Plan:

    IFT19 Career Center Live Floor Plan

  • Job Seekers Information

    Find your next great opportunity at IFT Career Center Live.

    • Enhance your skill set – Attend professional development sessions
    • Expand your career network – Network with other food professionals, as well as recruiters from prominent companies
    • Find your next job – Preschedule on-site interviews* with recruiters ready to hire
    • Attend the Career Center Live networking event – Meet face-to-face with recruiters, gain new insights, and optimize your professional visibility at this event

    *Note: Interviews are granted by the employer and are by appointment only.

    Job Seeker registration opens on Friday, February 1st.

    To participate in Career Center Live, job seekers must be a registered IFT19 attendee and can register online via the Career Center website.

    By registering as a Job Seeker for IFT19 Career Center Live, you will have immediate access to online tools designed specifically  for your Career Fair activity. Additional perks include:

    • Free to attend for registered IFT19 attendees (meeting badge required)
    • Niche service - your resume is being viewed by the right hiring managers
    • View jobs posted by participating employers
    • Apply or jobs and request an interview with one click
    • Onsite interviews can be scheduled weeks in advance
    • Track your interviews with your online appointment calendar

    How to Access Online Tools and Resources
    You'll need to create an account and log in. Once you're logged in, click on “My Account".  From there, you can update your resume and indicate that you are attending Career Center Live at IFT19. By taking this step, your resume will be highlighted in the search results so employers can contact you about interviews onsite!


  • Attendee Demographics and Sample list of last year’s event Job Postings

    Attendee Charts

    In terms of recruitment, here is a snapshot of some of the job titles that job seekers were interviewed for and filled at last year’s event:

    Project Manager, Global Innovation
    Manager, Quality Assurance
    Food Application Technician
    Senior R&D Innovation Scientist
    Food Scientist
    Food Process Engineering Associate
    Culinary Internship
    Food Process Engineer Traineeship
    Analytical Chemist
    Applications Specialist - Confections & Candy
    Regional Sales Manager - Eastern Region
    Quality Assurance Supervisor Trainee
    Research Scientist
    Team Advisor Quality Assurance
    Associate Scientist
    Director of Protein Formulations
    Quality Assurance Specialist
    Commodities Specialist
    Ice Cream Product Developer
    Analytical Chemist
    Ingredient Sales Manager
    Applications Technologist
    Sales Analyst
    Manufacturability Support Chemist
    RD&A Scientist-Nutritional Beverages
    R&D Associate
    R&D Food Product Development Scientist/Engineer
    Product and Process Implementation (PPI) Technologist
    Technical Services Microbiologist
    Product Manager-Microbiology
    Food Scientist-Product Research
    Product Development Associate
    Food Chemist
    Ingredient Sourcing Manager, Product Development
    Processed Food Senior Researcher
    Fermentation Product Senior Researcher
    Seasoning Senior Researcher
    Food Protein Senior Researcher
    Food Safety & Quality Scientist
    R&D Scientist-Applied Research
    Food Safety Field Inspector
    Technical Manager-Food
    Sales Manager-Nutrition
    Food Application Scientist (Baking)
    Customer Innovation Project Leader
    Senior Food Technologist
    R&D Project Manager
    Regulatory Affairs Specialist
    RD&A Technician
    RD&A Scientist, Dairy
    Associate Scientist-Flavor Library
    Scientist, Confections and Chocolate
    Senior RD&A Analytical Chemist
    Beverage Applications Scientist
    Principle Scientist
    Sensory Scientist
    Food Safety Lead
    Culinary Specialist


    The experience level for Job Seekers attending the Career Center Live event ranges from College students seeking internships to Senior Level professionals looking for permanent employment.

If you’re serious about advancing your career, business, research, or the science of food and technology, then you can’t afford to miss IFT19.