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FoodGrads Podcast

Nov 23, 2020

Welcome to episode 11 of the FoodGrads podcast. The podcast where we explore the fascinating career paths of professionals in the food, beverage and hospitality industries. I'm your host Veronica Hislop a molecular science graduate student and career partner with FoodGrads. I am super excited to share this week's podcast because I am talking with Dr.Amy Proux the Academic Program Coordinator of Culinary Innovation and Food Technology at Niagara College.

I am a huge fan of Amy and everything that shes does so I was excited to sit down with her for an hour and listen to her story. She is a wonderful person who cares so much about the industry and students that she teaches. She is one of those super networkers that seem to appear in almost every industry conversation because people love her so much.

In this episode we learn about Amy's career path from undergraduate degree and PhD and how she "made" her own job position during the 2008 Recession period in Canada something that somewhat mirrors what we are going through right now. Using that as inspiration I thought this was a great chance to ask Amy about what students can do to get a job. Finally we talk about networking and all the wonderful opportunities which can come from joining associations like CIFST if you are student.

Students this a must listen episode because Amy gives so much tangible advice that you can use at every stage of your career.

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