Student Opportunities


The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is the largest, most comprehensive trade event for baking in the Western Hemisphere. Here the world of baking—technology, products, equipment, education and opportunities—come together like nowhere else. Kickstart your career at IBIE by participating in exclusive opportunities for students.

Register as a Volunteer



Volunteer for one five-hour session and receive a free Exhibit Hall Pass—a $150 value. Other benefits include:

Behind the scenes access and educational opportunities. Tasks include helping with the show-floor competitions, celebrity-led demonstrations and educational seminars. You’ll also work closely with notable demonstrators, competitors and presenters.

Networking with key industry professionals and potential employers. Over 23,000 baking professionals representing every segment of the grain-based food industry attend IBIE. Get in front of future employers and expand your network with established bakers, celebrity chefs and key suppliers.

A preview of the next generation of technology. At IBIE, the baking industry’s newest advances are on full display in more than 700,000 square feet of exhibit space, with innovative technology applications for every product category. Stay on top of the trends and ahead of the game in your field.


Looking for a deeper experience? New for 2019, IBIE introduces the Student Immersion Program, designed to further support students in establishing their career in the baking industry.

In addition to the benefits listed above, students selected for this program will be matched with an industry mentor, participate in meetings with select exhibitors and receive a stipend for travel and accommodations. To qualify for the Student Immersion Program, you must attend IBIE for all days of the show and work as a session monitor at a minimum of six IBIEducate sessions.

The Student Immersion Program is no longer accepting applications.  If you are interested in being added to the notification list for IBIE 2022 please email [email protected]


Student and instructor registration is offered at a discounted rate of $25. Click on the “Student” button during registration. Credentials must be presented at an onsite registration counter to receive a badge.

Register for a Student Pass


Jennifer Prusa headshot Student Volunteer Program
Contact: Jennifer Prusa
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 913-338-1300
Pippa OShea headshot Student Immersion Program
Contact: Pippa O’Shea
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-796-3555

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