During an unprecedented time when many students may feel like they are missing out on career opportunities, employers are seeking ways to bridge the gap between their company and the students. One unique way that PepsiCo has created to help students find out more about their company is through their “Flipping the Fair” podcast. This podcast allows you to learn all about what it’s like to work at PepsiCo and what this company has to offer without having to attend a traditional, in-person career fair.
Career fairs are a great way to explore career opportunities and meet prospective employers, making them an important tool for students to continue their professional development. Since all career fair operations have now moved to a virtual model, this podcast is a great opportunity to get to know PepsiCo and their brand from the comfort of your own home.
One of the advantages of having access to this podcast for students is that a podcast is convenient. You can listen whenever you want and wherever you want. You no longer have to dress up for a career fair and attend at a certain time and date.
A podcast takes the pressure off for you to have to interact with a recruiter or a representative, so you really have time to listen and decide whether PepsiCo is the right fit for you. You also have access to much more information about PepsiCo than you would when briefly speaking with them at a traditional career fair. “Flipping the Fair” allows you the ability to hear from passionate PepsiCo associates who were recently in your shoes, as well as senior executives who might not otherwise be able to make it to our campus and attend our career fair in person.
There are several different episodes available based on individual interests and needs, so you can listen to whatever you find to be most beneficial for you. There are many different career options at PepsiCo, from sales, to supply chain, to manufacturing, so the aim with this podcast is to introduce students to information on what some of these careers entail and get a better understanding of how a student can actually get a job in the field of their interest at PepsiCo.
One episode of this podcast allows you to listen to the Vice President of Supply Chain for North America who discusses why she loves working at PepsiCo, from the fun brands and culture to the purpose-driven projects that create a unique atmosphere at PepsiCo that other companies may not be able to provide. You can also listen to recent graduates who are now working for PepsiCo talk about how their careers in Sales have led them down different but successful paths at the company that they love.
If you’re interested in a career in supply chain management, or if you haven’t heard of it but want to find out more, the “Flipping the Fair” podcast can tell you all about what this career looks like at PepsiCo, giving you a chance to decide whether this is something that you think you might be a good fit for. Similarly, if you have an interest in a career in sales, PepsiCo has an episode on what working in a sales department at their company is really like.
Lastly, if you’re interested in product development and manufacturing, you can find out how PepsiCo creates new flavors and products from start to finish, the jobs that make this process possible, and what you need to be an ideal candidate for these positions.
If you’re interested in listening to the “Flipping the Fair” podcast to find out more about working at PepsiCo, it is available on both Spotify and Apple Podcasts – just search “Flipping the Fair PepsiCo” in the app.