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Special Considerations for Graduate Students

The main NCA farm, fish and food manufacturing industry page provides a helpful introduction to careers in these fields for all students, so make sure to read that, too. Here are some additional considerations for graduate students considering a career related to farm, fish and food manufacturing.

Gain Experience

There are many opportunities for graduate-level candidates in these industries. Experience related to the job function that interests you, even in an unpaid capacity, will help you in your search for full-time work. Consider taking an internship, volunteering, or gaining experience through working with a student group.

Get Connected

Join LinkedIn groups and follow companies to learn more about the field and to connect with insiders. Also, talk to alumni working in these fields. You can find them via and through the Northwestern University Alumni group on LinkedIn. 

Common Career Directions for PhDs
  • Data Analysis
  • Engineering
  • Market Research
  • User Experience