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Purdue Food Science -- Fulfilling your company’s needs

The Department of Food Science was built around the idea that we have two customers; students, and the industry we serve. We have personnel on staff specifically to assist companies.

Laurie Lambert Van Keppel (formerly Laurie Swift), our External Relations Coordinator, is here to answer your questions and ensure a "win-win" relationship with our department. For the company that is interested in collaborating with the Department at "a higher level", we have our Industrial Associates, a 20+ year program that helps us better our program by staying in touch with our industry partners.

If you have hiring needs, Laurie Lambert Van Keppel (formerly Laurie Swift) , our Career Services Advisor, has a proven track record of assisting companies to engage with our students. Purdue Food Science is proud to say we continue to have 100% placement of our graduates. She will work with you on filling full-time and internship opportunities.

Other programs that have been developed for our industrial partners include:


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