Career Development

  • Robert L. Shewfelt


It may be hard to focus on a career when still in school, but it is never too early to start developing a long-range plan. Developing a career is more than just seeking a job. This chapter will start with job seeking and then put it in the context of a career plan as was discussed in Chap. 15.


Career Plan Cover Letter Career Goal Food Scientist Stressful Role 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Shewfelt
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  1. 1.Department of Food Science & Technology Food Process Research & Development LaboratoryUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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