Cultivating Values-Based Relationships: Career Conversations with Food Systems Professionals
February 9, 2024, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Alumni House, UC Berkeley
What does it take to create a values-based supply chain? Who are the workers and other stakeholders that make this supply chain operate? What does providing technical assistance to farmers and ranchers and other food businesses look like?
Berkeley Food Institute will address these questions and more at our annual career fair titled Cultivating Values-Based Relationships: Career Conversations with Food System Professionals on February 9, 2024. This year will center careers in values-based supply chains and technical assistance for farmers and food businesses.
We invite students at any point in their academic journey to learn about career pathways that center their values and forge meaningful relationships with the people who help feed our communities. We have invited employers ranging from technical assistance providers to farmers and small businesses, food producers and manufacturers, manufacturers, and distributors, to name a few, all working toward a food system that prioritizes justice, equity, and responsible land stewardship.
This event is open to all community college, undergraduate and graduate students as well as those interested in making career changes into the food system. We will announce the list of food systems professionals attending the career fair and the review night ahead of time, so please check back on this page for updates.
In preparation for the career fair we will be sharing various career readiness resources, including a resume review night on January 30, 2024 (location TBD).
Career Readiness Resources
In order to make the most out of your career fair experience, it is important to come prepared. Here is a checklist of ideas and resources you can utilize to prepare for our food systems career fair.
- Attend our professional development workshop on January 30, 2024 from 5:15 – 7:15 pm to get feedback on your resume, cover letter, or interviewing skills with a food system perspective. Reserve your spot here. Can’t attend the workshop in person? Watch BFI’s previous resume workshop on Youtube
- Take Advantage of Cal’s Career Center Resources
- Access Career Center’s resources on demand for career clarity, competitiveness, and making connections
- Connect with any of these on-campus food and ag related student groups
- Sign up for BFI’s weekly food systems opportunities newsletter
COVID Protocol: This event will be both indoors and outdoors so masks are optional, but highly encouraged. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell.
If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Nathalie Muñoz at [contact information: 510-529-1533 or email@example.com] with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.
For other inquiries, contact the Berkeley Food Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-529-1533.