At Kerry's R&D in Beloit, flavor is the name of the game. The food science company has a worldwide presence, but their Beloit facility boasts some homegrown ties. It now employs 28 UW-Madison graduates hired since 2010, many of them with degrees in food science, chemistry and microbiology.
The company has maintained a close relationship with UW-Madison for more than 20 years and has collaborated with the Department of Food Science, the Center for Dairy Research and the Food Research Institute.
"Some of us serve as guest lecturers at UW-Madison, and we hire interns," says
Jack Maegli, a Kerry employee and UW-Madison alumnus. "Our goal is to see the good candidates before they are hired by the competition. The sooner we can get our eyes on them, the better."