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Aishwarya Vengatesan Experience
I worked as a QA intern at Pilgrim's Pride in Athens, GA. I worked on foreign material reduction and on different audits like FSA, BRC, Halal, animal welfare, and KFC. This was a great learning experience for me.
Company: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation
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Hemani Batra Experience
I worked as a quality analyst at Givaudan quality control lab. I worked on gas chromatography and mass spectrometry as a part of the assignment.
Humyail Khan Experience
Working at ISC Gums during the fall semester was a very unique opportunity for me. A lot of the experiments that were conducted in the lab were new to me, but their applications is what I learned about for the past couple of years. Performing experiments such as checking the pH and color were things I learned to do in my lab classes. But doing new experiments such as measuring ash content, measuring acid insoluble residues, and swabbing the production floor for microorganisms, was something I learned a lot from. On a daily basis, it was necessary to do all the analytical tests such as checking the viscosity, pH, color, optical rotation, and loss of drying. Doing these tasks everyday made me become trained in what values for each of these experiments were considered passing and acceptable for use. I learned how to trouble-shoot problems on my own, whether it be an issue with the equipment or invalid data. Being able to learn about good laboratory practices, advanced experimental techniques, and principles of HACCP and their applications, really helped me prepare for my future career. Learning a lot from the quality control aspect of the food industry was interesting to me because it exposed me to the many tests that were taken to ensure good quality of samples for consumer use.
Company: ISC Gums
John Ricciardi Experience
I worked as an R&D/Product Development intern at Beech-Nut, a company that specializes in natural baby food products. I shadowed professionals with various roles in the company and was able to connect the topics I learned in my Food Science courses at Rutgers to the workplace. It was an eye-opening experience that taught me so much and allowed me to figure out the career path I plan on pursuing in the food industry.
Company: Beech-Nut Nutrition
Julia Williams Experience
I worked as a food science research and development intern at Mafco Worldwide LLC. Here I was able to get real experiences working in a lab developing new demonstrations, determining proper dosage levels to use in customers products, as well as gathered data from the group of core five taste testers.
Company: Mafco Worldwide LLC
Mansi Pujara Experience
I enjoyed my experienced working at ISC gums. It was a great learning experience for me especially since it was my first internship in the quality control field.
Company: ISC gums
Nina DiMeglio Experience
Worked in a lab environment compounding flavors and participating in a QC panel.
Company: Flavor Dynamics Inc.
Shiekha Mittal Experience
For six months, I was a Co-op with the Meals & Beverage sauce team, an opportunity that I landed through on- site campus recruitment. This helped me develop the much-needed skills to succeed in this field. Then for the last 18 months I worked as a contractor in the TSH where I led and coordinated cross-functional projects, worked with external partners, and helped navigate the team through technical challenges. I am pleased to announce that I have joined Campbell as an Analytical Scientist in the R&D Technical Solutions Hub (TSH). Where I will provide essential data and support for new product launches, innovation, enablers, and renovations in both the Meals & Beverage and Snacks divisions.
Company: Campbell Soup Company
Tanay Luthra Experience
Worked on a project that surveyed international juice markets and created a proposal for a complete redesign of the company's Juice+ portfolio.
Xin Luo Experience
I worked in Colgate-Palmolive as an R&D intern in 2021. My responsibility is doing chemical analysis using GC-MS. For example, testing organic compounds in toothpaste. Working in Colgate is a great experience for me since I learnt a lot which I cannot get in the class. The people in Colgate are very nice and experienced so that I can learn it from them.
Erika Cochran Experience
During the summer of 2020, I completed an internship at Nestle Health Science in the Science and Technology team under Research and Development. While at Nestle I worked on improving whey protein micelle stability to increase the stability of RTD meal replacements.
Company: Nestle Health Science
Kelly Huang Experience
A very wonderful experience! I was able to apply my knowledge of what I learned in class, to a real-life setting. I also got to meet many people within the industry that helped support my growth as a budding food scientist. Since I worked at a smaller-sized company, I was able to work across various departments like QC, R&D, Flavor Department, and Regulations. I was able to see which fields suited me best, and discovered what I would like to further pursue at future companies.
Company: Flavor Solutions
Nicolaus Stalzer Experience
I was a quality control analyst but also did a lot of work on the food safety plan in light of the recent FDA regulations due to covid.
Company: Walden Farms inc.
Ouniy Ing Experience
My internship at Flavor Dynamics Inc. has been a wonderful experience. I learned a lot about the flavor industry and was able to create my own flavor towards the end of my internship!
Ryan Januzzi Experience
I accepted an offer for an internship at Ecolab, Allentown, PA. I received the offer after finding the position on Handshake and I completed two interviews where I discussed my background and education.
Yan Zhang Experience
I worked for PepsiCo as an R&D intern during the summer of 2020. Due to the pandemic, I was unable to work onsite and conduct experiments in Valhalla, but PepsiCo really created a unique and excellent virtual internship program. I was able to work for interfacial science team and conducted literature review related to emulsion applications on beverages, I also participated in a business competition together with students from other background (business, HR, supply chain). It was really a unique and rewarding experience and I learnt quite a lot from the company.
Nilam Kalawadia Experience
I interned at Nestle Health Science during the summer of 2019. The skills and knowledge I obtained in the Food Science program at Rutgers were essential in landing and succeeding in my internship. I worked on a technical processing project in high protein beverage where I created lab protocols to replicate pilot plant processing parameters on the lab bench. I also participated in sensory evaluations of new product prototypes and assisted in the scale-up of a new product. It was so exciting to connect what I had learned about food chemistry, thermal processing, and food analysis in class to the food industry!
Company: Nestle Health Science
Fanjia Zeng Experience
I had some of my best time career-wise at Ready Pac Foods, I was offered same internship the following year, but due to personal reason I didn't make it. It was great experience to learn about the food industry.
Company: Ready Pac Foods