Student Engagement

Connecting students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners across the restaurant, foodservice, and beverage management spaces is an important goal of the Cornell Institute for Food and Beverage Management (CIFBM). Current initiatives in support of this goal include:

  • Industry roundtables
  • Student internship program


The CIFBM Internship Program connects students with internship opportunities offered by CIFBM corporate advisory board member companies. Current students and CIFBM advisory board member companies interested in participating in the program should read the criteria and guidelines outlined in the Internships section of the Centers & Institutes homepage.

In the Classroom

The Cornell School of Hotel Administration offers a combination of inspired classroom teaching and innovative practical experiences. The Cornell

Hotel Administration (SHA) students in a wine appreciation class.

Institute for Food and Beverage Management (CIFBM) supports faculty in the classroom by connecting students with alumni and industry partners via guest speaker visits and in person networking. Explore the available related classes and their descriptions here.