Student Resources

Learning for Action - Nutrition & Entrepreneurship (NUTR 280)

Our graduate course in Nutrition and Entrepreneurship is taught by Jimmy Edgerton. Jimmy is a Jumbo who graduated from Tufts with a BS in Civil Engineering, Dual Major in Economics, and received a Minor in Engineering Management. He teaches Food & Entrepreneurship (NUTR 280) at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition, co-teaches in an advisory/mentorship role for Master of Science in Innovation & Management students in New Product Innovation (EM221), and oversees special projects where current students are leading diverse teams rapidly crafting ideas towards revenue generation. He espouses three pillars of entrepreneurship; (1) Partnership- success does not happen in isolation; (2) Value- find repeat customers in your niche’s niche and understand market conditions; and (3) Why- “It’s not what you do, it’s why you do it”.

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More Learning Opportunities

We offer online certificate courses, a fully online certificate program, a new course in entrepreneurship, and an upcoming online 6 week mini-course. Learn more and take the next step.
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Take a course, or take three to earn your Certificate. Beyond the Online Graduate Certificate Program for Industry Professionals and Entrepreneurs, we’ve got individual courses taught by our incredible faculty that can fit into any busy schedule. If you have a group of employees who would like to register for a program or course, we offer group discounts. Contact us at to learn more.

Online Certificate Courses include:

We’ve also developed a new course just for our masters students:

The Career Launchpad

Thanks to a generous donation, the Friedman School is currently hard at work building the new Ellen H. Block Career Services Center for students and alums. We are excited to connect our stellar community with people and organizations that match their skills and interests. Stay tuned for more events, news, and activities!
Career Opportunities

There are plenty of career opportunities provided by our FNIC members and other interested organizations. Read more about recently posted opportunities at the School using the newly launched digital Career Services hub. Students should read through the feed from Handshake to see the latest career opportunities and resources.

Work With Our Students

Interested in working with the best graduate students in nutrition science and policy? From fellowships and internships to careers, our students are ready to work with you. Contact our Associate Director of Career Services and employer relations specialist Lori Ioannone Rodriguez to discuss the possibilities!

Ellie Block & Family Career Services Digital Hub

Matching future leaders with great opportunities

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In 2020 alone, we've posted over 400 internship and career postings for our students and alums.