Sara Langen

Annual Meeting will feature employment, career development programs
IFT will offer three employment and career development programs during the Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Anaheim, Calif., June 15–19. The programs include the IFT Employment Bureau, the 2002 IFT Annual Meeting Career Fair, and a career development workshop called, “Empowering Your Career—Strategies for Success.”

The Employment Bureau is designed to bring employers and job seekers together for interviews. It will be open each day during the Annual Meeting. IFT members seeking positions and employers with job opportunities are encouraged to participate. Fees for candidates are $50 for members and $35 for student members. Fees for interviewing employers are $100 for academic, nonprofit, or government organizations, $200 for food companies, and $325 for recruitment agencies.

Private curtained booths will be available to conduct interviews on-site. Booth rental rates are $75 for one day, $125 for two days, and $150 for three days or longer.

Early registration (by May 10) is strongly encouraged to get the maximum benefits of the bureau. Forms to download are found at www.ift.org/employment/ambureau.

The Career Fair is designed to provide a way for companies to disseminate information to students or members not currently in the job market. Cosponsored by the IFT Student Association and the IFT Employment Committee, the Career Fair will be held June 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Career Fair will be a service for employers, students, and IFT members. Companies are encouraged to pass out literature and discuss their companies, opportunities typically available, and internship possibilities. Formal interviews will not take place at the career fair. Companies and individuals wishing to interview must be registered for the Employment Bureau.

The Career Fair is free to individual members and students. Companies interested in participating must pay $200 to cover meeting room and set up costs. For more information, visit the IFT Student Association Web page at www.ift.org/iftsa/annualmeeting/careerfair.htm or contact Tausha Burns, Dept. FSHN, Michigan State University, 2100 S. Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 (phone 517-353-8963).

Career Development Workshop: “Empowering Your Career—Strategies for Success” will be held Tuesday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the morning session and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for the afternoon session. Sponsored by the IFT Committee on Employment, this event will focus on developing careers in a variety of arenas, including industry, academia, and government. Not just for the unemployed, this workshop will provide valuable insights for anyone interested in career growth. 

The workshop’s keynote speaker will be Joan Lloyd, a workplace and career expert and national columnist on workplace issues. This is an interactive seminar; questions will be taken from the audience at the end of each segment. 

Admission is free to attendees of the IFT Annual Meeting. Visit the IFT Annual Meeting Web site (under Career Services) to learn more at www.amfe.ift.org/t2p6.php

IFT publishes new electronic scientific journals
IFT launched two new online scientific journals in late February. 

Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety publishes comprehensive, critical reviews on topics of current interest in food science, technology, and safety. Coverage includes chemical, physical, physiological, psychological, microbiological, nutritional, sensory, risk analysis (assessment, management, and communication), genetic, engineering, analytical, cost, and regulatory aspects as related to processing, storage, packaging, and safety of foods and food ingredients. Articles range in length from 15 to 100 print pages and are available at www.ift.org/publications/crfsfs/

The Journal of Food Science Education addresses the critical need for information and procedures in teaching food science. JFSE’s goal is to improve food science instructional practices, provide for more competent food science personnel, and produce a profession that is more attractive to highly skilled students. It is hoped that the journal will provide a vigorous level of dialogue among food science educators. JFSE is available at www.ift.org/publications/jfse/.

by SARA LANGEN
Assistant Editor