Black Futures in Food & Beverage

The Black Futures in Food & Beverage fellowship program welcomes active juniors and above enrolled in any Historically Black College & University (HBCU) interested in exploring a career in the food & beverage industry.

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Program Overview

Over 7 weeks, fellows will engage virtually in workshops, fireside chats, panels and conversations with some of the food & beverage industry’s most impactful leaders.

The fellowship will culminate in a virtual capstone project and virtual career day that will call executive leadership from household name brands to consider fellows for Spring/Summer 2022 internships and full-time roles. Black Futures in Food & Beverage is free to all fellows.

"Black and brown people are underrepresented in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) food and beverage workforce, and we feel it is both our opportunity and responsibility to help open doors for Black students interested in exploring CPG career paths."

Denise Woodard
Founder & CEO, Partake

What You Will Learn

Different career paths within food & beverage with deep dives from industry experts

How to build a network within the CPG food & beverage industry

Varied business models in CPG from founders and leaders who have implemented them

Resume writing and interview coaching for career readiness

How to build a purpose-driven brand that lasts

Presentation skills for clear and effective pitches and meetings

Currently, I am a graduating senior at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). I will be graduating this April with a degree in Food Science and Agribusiness, Summa Cum Laude and headed to graduate school for a Masters in Agricultural Economics.

Kayla Braggs
2021 Fellow

Since finishing the BFFB program, I’ve completed my Bachelors degree from NC A&T State University and started a career in Master Data Management at a Grocer Headquarters.

Taniiya Murphy
2021 Fellow

Since finishing the BFFB program in November, I have thrived as a budding professional in the food and beverage industry. I have been offered various internships and a couple of full-time positions from companies in the consumer-packaged goods industry. I utilized the knowledge and skills that I learned in the fellowship program to secure these roles. I hope to take one after graduating this spring.

Rae’gan Burton
2021 Fellow

Program Timing

July 11 - September 6

Application Opens

September 19

Fellows Notified

October 4 - November 18

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