ABA is entering its seventh year working with Kansas State University to offer a summer internship to students interested in the baking industry. As the summer season begins, we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our stellar new interns. This week we’re featuring Eric Tabaka, a rising senior and KSU Baking Science and Management Major who also has a B.S. in Political Science.
Q. Why did you decide to become a Baking Science Major at KSU?
A. Besides the great career prospects that the major has, I’ve always enjoyed working with food and feeding others so that was something that really drew me to being a baker.
Q. What are the top two things you hope to take away from your experience at ABA?
A. I’m really excited to see a different perspective on the industry. I think now with FSMA coming more and more into effect this will be a great time to see how the industry responds and adapts.
Q. Is there a “must-do” activity you hope to accomplish while you’re in DC?
A. I really want to spend a lot of time wandering around the Smithsonian.
Q. What is your dream job after you graduate?
A. I’d really like to work in production for a few years and eventually gain the knowledge and tools to open up my own regional bakery.