The food marketing department at Saint Joseph's University is led by faculty experts who have worked full-time in the food industry and have practical, first-hand experience in the field in which they teach. As a student, food marketing majors will have the opportunity to learn about important issues from faculty who inform and influence the industry and public policy sectors around them.
Additionally, students will have the advantage of strong ties to the food industry for job opportunities after graduating and can take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities to get there. For example, the major's own specialty library, the Campbell Collection in the Post Learning Commons, is one of the largest repositories of food industry information in the world. Students will also have access to proprietary databases such as Mintel, Planet Retail and Nielsen.
As a food marketing major, students are also granted opportunities to travel to major food conferences. These conferences include the National Grocers Association in Las Vegas, Private Label Manufacturers Association in Chicago, International Dairy Deli Bakery (IDDBA) show in New Orleans, the Produce Marketing Association and many others. Students can also use your classroom skills by diving into service-learning opportunities in Philadelphia.
Saint Joseph's University food marketing graduates move on to job placements with major companies including Johnson & Johnson, Hormel, M&M Mars, E & J Gallo, Hershey, Kellogg’s, Bayer Consumer Care, Wegmans, Wawa, Whole Foods, Giant/Stop N Shop, Shop Rite, Target and Wal-Mart, as well as supply companies and advertising and consulting agencies.
The opportunity to complete a minor in food marketing is also available to students who are majoring in another discipline.