You love everything about food—growing it, cooking it, sharing it, blogging about it—or you wouldn’t be here, reading this. If you see yourself shining in a food or hospitality focused career, then the CIA might be your perfect college fit. At the CIA, you’ll learn practical hands-on skills, explore big ideas and be mentored by some of the best minds in food, hospitality and academics from all over the world.
Variety is the spice of life when it comes to campus activities. Whatever your passion, you’re sure to find countless opportunities involving food, friends and fun. Get involved in student led clubs, join a sports team or mix things up at our many special events, like the annual chili cookoff and the Run for Your Knives 5K.
The world of food and hospitality has never been more exciting, and the CIA is where you’ll explore it all! You’ll definitely discover new career interests, because food is everywhere—in every facet of business, culture, and society. And with the foundation of skills, knowledge, and professionalism you’ll get here, you’ll be prepared for anything you choose to do. Check out what CIA graduates are doing now.
If you’re like the typical CIA student (and we suspect you are), you enjoy learning by doing, by trying new things and seeing how they work in the real world. That’s exactly what a CIA education is like. Here you’ll get hands-on in our kitchens, bakeshops, restaurants, paid internships, and travel experiences; harvest ingredients from our gardens; and study traditional academic subjects through the lens of food. It’s an experience you’ll only find at CIA!
Check out an informative walking tour or join us for a convenient online event. Our campus visits and virtual events are a great way to learn about the total CIA experience firsthand—from academic programs and residence halls to meal plans and student life.
If this sounds like the college and the life you want, then find out more about the CIA and careers in food and hospitality.
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