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Finding the right career opportunities for our students is as important to us as it is to you. We strive to provide the best support for our current students and our alumni. Here are all the steps we take you through in helping you find the right position:
Assistance begins with your submitted application. One of the application requirements is to send us your current résumé; with this as a starting point, we can help you tailor it to the food industry while you are a student.
One-on-one career counseling helps you determine your future pastry plans and how to achieve your goals. We assist you with cover letter development, as well as effective practices in applying and interviewing for internships and jobs.
Our Director of Career Counseling and the entire team helps you put a plan in action. Students each receive a list of stage opportunities – where you can volunteer or observe for a day (or longer) to find out what type of business is ideal for you. Staging can open doors to future employment.
During the program, you are provided with opportunities to form a variety of contacts in Chicago and across the nation. We help you establish relationships with chefs and businesses and encourage you to take advantage of the school’s extensive network.
Support for your Future Career
Students receive continuous support from our administrative team as well as the teaching faculty. We will continually check in with you on your progress. By the time you graduate, you will have established goals, an up-to-date, industry-focused résumé, and a well-defined action plan.
Students and alumni are always welcome to discuss their plans, career path, and questions with our team at any time.
Potential employers from all over the United States as well as elsewhere in the world contact us every day seeking to hire our alumni.
There are many career directions that our graduates have taken: working in restaurants, catering companies, hotels, bakeries, food styling, food writing, food sales, wedding and celebration cake boutiques, teaching, research and development, country clubs, resorts, cruise ships, new business ventures, chocolate candy businesses, among others. Many alumni have opened their own businesses in all of these areas, and continue to hire new graduates of The French Pastry School’s full-time programs.