Available only for students in the online diploma programs in Culinary Arts and Operations and Professional Pastry Arts, our Career Services department offers a number of resources related to the search and preparation of job and externship opportunities. From resume guidance to interview preparation and industry connections, Escoffier Online’s career assistance provides an extra helping hand for students searching for employment opportunities in a competitive job market.

The externship provided a hands-on, real world experience. The skills I acquired led to tangible end results in the creation of professionally baked goods. My skills increased dramatically and my knowledge deepened. Meeting other bakers and pastry chefs was also key. Establishing a network was extremely beneficial.

Maria Dzuzelewski
Pastry Arts Certificate Graduate


The externship put me in a real-life situation and helped me further develop and hone skills that could really only happen on the job. As it turned out, one of my externship sites offered me a job, and I am now the pastry chef for a little café.

Jill Meredith
Pastry Arts Certificate Graduate


The skills that are taught in the Escoffier Online program are not only beneficial to someone wanting to work in the industry, but anyone who loves to bake. The business skills taught in the program are easily transferable to any business.

Sheri Gaskins
Pastry Arts Certificate Graduate

Externship Assistance and Planning

All students in the professional programs are required to complete a 6-week industry externship in an approved setting that coincides with their career goals. Our Career Services department works with students to help secure a position in a setting and location that best fits their career and personal goals. Whether you live in a big city or small town, whether you want to be a food photographer or business owner, our career services representatives help find a good fit for you and your career path.

Job Search Assistance

Sometimes the most difficult part of finding a new position can be the actual search. Our Career Services department knows where to look and can help navigate your hunt for the job that best suits you.

Career Planning

Having a mapped out plan of what you want out of your career is helpful, no matter your path. Our Career Services representatives will work with you to create a realistic journey so you can reach your goals sooner.

Applications + Resumes

Navigating the world of job applications and resume writing can be overwhelming, to say the least. Our Career Services representatives help guide students and graduates of the professional programs through the job application process, focusing on one of the search’s most powerful tools: the resume.

Interview Coaching and Practice

There’s a lot that can go wrong in interviews. We’re here to prepare you the best we can so you walk in prepared and confident. From mock interviews to peer feedback and instructional videos, Escoffier's Career Services department is here to help!

Business Planning Resources

Wanting to start your own business or grow the one you currently have? Our Career Services department offers a number of resources so you can create a successful business plan.

Career Workshops

The Career Services department offers frequent live webinars regarding a number of helpful aspects of externship and job searches including, but not limited to: the best job search sites, externship ideas, career goals and finding externships that promote them, successful externship contact methods and how to make your resume and other job search documents standout.

Industry Partnerships and Contacts

Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy has established partnerships with a number of leading industry names. Our Career Services Department has assisted students and graduates in securing externships and positions with such companies as:

  • The Walt Disney Company and Resorts
  • Ritz Carlton Resorts
  • Sodexo
  • Compass
  • Thomas Keller Restaurant Group

Have Questions About Career Services?

Contact Patricia Souza, our Director of Career Services, at psouza@escoffier.edu or 872-228-6180.

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