Love Food as well as Chemistry? How to Find and Build a Career in the Food and/or Flavor Industries

Love Food as well as Chemistry? How to Find and Build a Career in the Food and/or Flavor Industries

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Curious about the smell of cookies baking? Or how researchers try to isolate vanilla flavor? Know yourself, discover your passion, and weave it into your career! These and much more is what our speaker has combined and built into a successful career. Learn from our speaker how you might also be able to combine your passion in food and chemistry into a career in the exciting world of food and flavor.


“Love Food as well as Chemistry? How to Find and Build a Career in the Food and/or Flavor Industries” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Carolyn Fisher, Regulatory Manager at McCormick. She is also an author, instructor, and food flavors aficionado.

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What You Will Learn

- Why ‘life long learning’ as well as understanding yourself is important to defining Career goals.

- What type of positions chemists have taken in the Food or Flavor Industries.

- Where to find training in Food Science or Food Regulations.

- How to develop skills and network for a career in the Food or Flavor Industries.

- And much more…


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2010

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


About The Presenter

Carolyn Fisher received her B.S. in 1972 from Wayne State University and Ph.D. in 1978 from Stanford University. She was a Research Chemist at Kalsec from 1978 to 1991. At the University of Delaware from 1992 to 1996, she continued her work on the isolation of bioactive components of spices & herbs as well as writing the book Food Flavours: Biology & Chemistry. She started at McCormick & Company in 1996 as a Quality Assurance Manager for industrial flavor products and became a Regulatory Manager in 2005. She has developed a training program for regulatory professionals in the U. S. Industrial Group at McCormick, helping her peers grow in their careers. A version of this training course is also being provided through the McCormick Learning and Development Center to non-regulatory professionals. Carolyn is an instructor for the Institute of Food Technologists short course, Labeling Requirements and Implications for Foods Marketed in the U.S.


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4 Responses to “Love Food as well as Chemistry? How to Find and Build a Career in the Food and/or Flavor Industries”

  1. JI LI says:

    JI LI, a senior PHD student in the food science department of Rutgers University

  2. Angela says:

    Hello Carolyn,
    I have a BS in Chemistry, am doing part time graduate work to obtain my MS in Chemistry, I have worked in the Quality Control laboratory environment and I currently work in Regulatory Affairs for the Medical Device industry. Do you believe I would have a good foundation to begin a career in Regulatory within the Food/Flavor/Spice industry?
    Thank you,
    Angela

  3. Ann says:

    Carolyn – I am a chemist and freelance technical writer and editor with over 25 years experience in corporate/technical publications. What would be the best path for me to take to explore opportunities for contract work in your industry?
    Thanks!

  4. vinod says:

    Hi Carolyn,
    I am finishing up my PhD and have 1 year of experience in Flavour Industry. I would like to go back work there, but I am not getting a lot of opportunities at the PhD level.
    what would you suggest to do?

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