Career & Professional Advancement Resources

Congratulations on being awarded a scholarship from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). In addition to your scholarship funds, we want to help you with the following resources to support your education and career journey in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry.


NRAEF Scholars LinkedIn Group

The NRAEF has an exclusive LinkedIn Group for our scholarship recipients, alumni and industry professionals connected to the Foundation. Through this group, members can learn about industry events, network with industry professionals and peers and stay up to date on research and industry trends. Register to join the LinkedIn group.

Women’s Foodservice Forum

In addition to your scholarship, you have been granted a one-year membership to the Women’s Foodservice Forum. WFF is the food industry’s thought leader on gender equity. WFF provides unmatched leadership development, role modeling and strategic networking for women and supports the food industry in cultivating the next generation of leaders. All students are welcome to become members of WFF and take advantage of the myriad networking and career development. Sign up for WFF – when asked for the payment method, click “invite code” and enter: PepsiDues22

National Restaurant Association

The Association offers student memberships to individuals enrolled in full-time, two or four-year programs. Included in the membership is access to the toll-free hotline and research reports, discounts on educational programs, publications and materials, and complimentary registration to the annual National Restaurant Association Show, the largest foodservice show in North America. Sign up for free membership to the National Restaurant Association.

Smart Brief Newsletter

The National Restaurant Association’s Smart Brief Newsletter is a daily aggregate of restaurant industry news from leading news sources and trade publications, including announcements, information on industry trends and  innovations, and much more. Sign up for Smart Brief Newsletter.

Supply Chain Scene

Have you ever wondered how restaurants source their ingredients? Do you have an idea for how to make purchasing and shipping goods more sustainable for our planet? The National Restaurant Association’s Supply Chain Expert Exchange has created Supply Chain Scene, a site dedicated to exploring careers, topics, and best practices centered on Supply Chain Management for the Foodservice and Restaurant Industry. Learn more about Supply Chain Scene.

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