Leadership and Professional Development Seminar Series

Leadership and Professional Development Seminar SeriesThe Department of Food Science at Purdue University began a Graduate Student Leadership and Professional Development Seminar Series in the Spring of 2005, which currently is supported in part by General Mills, Inc. This seminar series is offered during the spring semester. Graduate students in the Food Science Graduate Program are invited to participate in the seminar series once during their graduate program at Purdue University. Students generally are encouraged to participate during their second or third semester for M.S. students, or during their fourth or fifth semester for Ph.D. students. There are no costs for the students to participate in this seminar series. The following is a sample list of topics/books covered in recent years:

Barbara Byrd Keenan, Executive Director of the Institute of Food Technologists presenting at the General Mills Leadership Series

  • Myers-Briggs Exam and Interpretation
  • "How to Win Friends and Influence People"
  • "Developing the Leader Within You"
  • Resumes, Interviewing, Job Search Tools
  • Professional Development
  • Networking
  • Career Paths
  • Professional Ethics
  • Dining Etiquette

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