Discover the next generation of pet food researchers and innovators

Back by popular demand, the Student Career Center at Petfood Forum 2020 will feature academic pet food research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students. Students will present non-commercial oral presentations and posters on relevant pet food-related research.

The Student Career Center is designed to give the industry a chance to see the latest in academic pet food research as well as gain access to those entering the industry in the next few years. Two sessions have been scheduled for oral presentations.

Presentation topics will include new research on companion animal research; novel ingredients and potential applications in pet food or treat formulations; new information, techniques or processes for new product development in pet food; new research, technology or processes for pet food production; new research, technology or processes on pet food packaging; and new, specific research on one focused aspect of pet food safety.

Participating universities

Cornell University | Iowa State University | Kansas State University | University of Arkansas | University of Guelph | University of Illinois | University St. Gallen

Meet and interview top-notch students

Meet talented students from across the country who are interested in careers in pet food by attending Petfood Forum’s annual student program.

Undergraduate and graduate students from, but not limited to, the following variety of majors will be in attendance:

  • Companion animal
  • Nutrition
  • Poultry
  • Ingredient technologies
  • Food technologies
  • Process engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Packaging technology

Petfood Forum 2020 is scheduled for August 19-21, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. During the must-attend event, attendees will have numerous opportunities to network and conduct business during nightly receptions, time on the expanded Exhibit Hall floor and through the connect feature on the Petfood Forum app. Additionally, the 2020 event will feature globally recognized experts presenting on a variety of topics including nutrition, ingredients, marketing, processing, food safety and technologies.

Registration is now open for the industry’s most unique event focused on how pet food and treats are formulated, processed, distributed, marketed and sold.

Is your company looking for new talent to recruit and hire? Special rates are available for Human Resource professionals to attend Petfood Forum. 

2020 Student Program sponsored by: