IFT Student Association (IFTSA)

The IFT Student Association (IFTSA) is a forward-looking, student-governed community of IFT members. Membership in IFTSA can help make you a more successful student, and enhance your future as a food science professional. Through competitions, scholarships, networking, and leadership opportunities, you’ll set yourself apart from your classmates (unless they’re members too).

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Refer a Friend, Get a Starbucks Gift Card

What do you love about being part of the IFT Student Association? Whether it’s the product development competitions, connecting with other food science students around the world, the lifelong friends you make at IFT’s annual event, or something else, share that with a friend. For each new student member you refer to IFT, you’ll get a $5 Starbucks gift card (limit of 10 per referring student). To qualify, be sure they include your name on their application as a referral, and IFT must receive their membership application by 11:59 p.m. (CT) on March 31, 2017.

Joining is easy!
Your friend can join online or download and submit the student application (PDF).

Official Food Geek 

Join in the conversation with other food science students.

IFTSA Competitions


Check out the 2016 - 2017 competition guidelines

Student Members: Graduating Soon?

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"As a direct result of the job bureau at the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo, I was offered an internship with one of the world's leading food companies. Thus far, that internship was the best professional experience of my career and I owe it all to IFT."

Chris Duncan
Texas A&M University
Chris Duncan