What can I do with a major in Food Industry Marketing and Administration?
UGA Specific Information for Food Industry Marketing and Administration
The value of the food processing industry is about a hundred billion dollars in the United States alone, a value that is approximately four times larger than the next largest manufacturing industry. Food Industry Marketing and Administration is a major that concentrates on promoting food whether it's a small cattle operation selling grass-fed beef, a large retail food store, or a brewery with a new pale ale. This major will prepare students for jobs in the management of organizations in the food processing, wholesale, and retail sectors. Students will receive general economic and business training and knowledge of the food industry and the processes and standard operations involved in the food processing, restaurant, and food retailing sectors. By combining courses in agricultural economics, agribusiness, and food science, graduates of this program will be uniquely qualified for managerial jobs in this large and growing sector of the economy.
** Includes Self-Employed
- College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Clubs and Organizations
- The Food Science Club
- Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)-
- Alpha Gamma Rho (Men pursuing careers in agriculture)
- Sigma Alpha (Women pursuing careers in agriculture)
To find additional clubs and organizations, go to the Center for Student Organizations
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Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
The industries that hire Food Industry Marketing and Administration majors include the food industry, sales and marketing departments, wholesale and distribution centers, or retail management.
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Additional Career Research Resources
- O*NET (click on Find Occupations)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (type in general term for career of interest)
- Georgia Career Information Center (accessible only on campus computers)
- Career Insider: Vault Guides (Under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
- Candid Career (View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
- Food Marketing Institute
- The Institute of Food Technologists
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- United States Department of Agriculture
- US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) / Food
- International Food Information Council Foundation
- Agriculture Future of America
- FoodService Packaging Institute
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