PMA A-NZ Career Pathways Scholarship Program
Application open: 25 Nov 2019
Application close: 27 Mar 2020,
The PMA A-NZ Career Pathways Scholarship Program is designed to attract the best and brightest students to begin a career in the fresh produce and floral industry. The program connects the Australian and New Zealand fresh produce industry to future leaders by providing top students the opportunity to attend the Hort Connections Conference and Trade Show in Brisbane, 15-17 June 2020.
In a growing effort to connect new talent with prospective employees, PMA A-NZ will sponsor 15 university students from universities around Australia and New Zealand to attend Hort Connections. Scholarship students will connect with industry professionals at networking opportunities. An industry coach will be assigned to each student to answer questions, introduce them to other industry professionals and simply help them embrace the myriad of opportunities and rewards the produce industry has to offer. Students are also given conference assignments to help them prepare for the event and add more value to their learning experience.
In 2020, successful scholarship participants will also be flown to Melbourne in May to attend and contribute to the PMA A-NZ Fresh Hackathon, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and bringing fresh perspectives to the fresh produce industry.
To be eligible for the Career Pathways Program, students must be:
- An Australian citizen or permanent resident enrolled full-time in their final year at an Australian or New Zealand University;
- Final year Bachelor student, Honours or Masters;
- A student who has shown outstanding achievements and discipline in their studies
- A natural networker – it’s important that the selected student has an energetic and outgoing personality;
- Is studying or interested in:
- Food Science and Safety
- Marketing, Communications, events and PR
- Business Management
- Technology and Innovation
- Engineering and Computer Science
- Environmental Science and Sustainability
- Food and Nutrition
- Global trade and export
- People and culture
- Research & Development
- Gastronomy and food
- Operations and Logistics