The job market is extremely competitive today, and an undergraduate degree may not be enough to land you your dream job. Employers are looking for exceptional candidates, who, besides a great education, have on-the-job experience; candidates who can hit the ground running without requiring follow-up training.

  • Positions include brand/product management, market research, account management, sales representatives
  • Employers include retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, international marketers
  • Tuition cost of the five-year program is the same as the four-year program
  • Students have their full freshman year to apply to the program.

In collaboration with industry, the Academy of Food Marketing aims to maximize job opportunities for graduating students through our unique five-year Cooperative Education program. The program allows you to alternate periods of classroom study with periods of paid employment in the food and allied industries.

Typical Co-Op Work Schedule

Fall Spring Summer
First year School School Summer Work
Second Year School Co-op I Co-op I
Third year School School Co-op II
Fourth Year Co-op II School Co-op III
Fifth Year Co-op III School-Graduation

Imagine graduating with up to 24 months of paid work experience through three separate work placements – including the summer between your freshman and sophomore years. You will earn three academic credits for these supervised and evaluated Co-op experiences, and you can use the salary you earn to help off-set your studies. If you have any questions, stop by, or contact Mr. Jerry Bradley at 610-660-1601 or