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Packaging Science
Nashville TN

The Next Step – Beginning my Career

Jacob Sachs on Friday, 12 July 2013. Posted in Life After RIT

After several months of searching, filling out applications, writing cover letters, updating my resume, and going through multiple stages of interviews, I have finally come to the conclusion of my full-time job search.

I will begin my new job as a Packaging Scientist at Mars Chocolate North America on July 29th. In this role I will be working on the cost savings team, based out of the corporate office in Hackettstown, NJ.

The search process I have gone through has been quite exhausting, with plenty of ups and downs. I began in February at RIT’s Packaging Science Career Fair and continued searching following a few interviews.

My search process then included three on-site job interviews, including at Mars Chocolate, over a span of about 6 weeks. During that time I went on 8 flights, a road trip back to home in Nashville, and several other miles and hours of driving in rental cars for my interviews. Talk about frequent flyer miles!

Once I received the offer, I was so excited not only for the opportunity, but also that I knew my search would be coming to an end, as this opportunity is pretty much my dream entry-level job coming out of college.

Having done co-ops at two different food industry companies in consumer packaged goods, I knew that I likely wanted to stay in foods to begin my career, and I couldn’t be happier for what is to come! As I graduate and begin this next step, my blogging and Student Ambassador career will be coming to an end, but be sure to follow me on twitter on my new handle, @jacobmsachs to stay updated with my next steps in life!