Janice Woods

CBT Career Center Associate Director, Internships

Office: WSTC 119E   |    Phone: (308) 865-8979   |    Email: woodsje@unk.edu

Janice Woods


M.S. in Food Science

  • Kansas State University

B.S. in Food Science and Industry

  • Kansas State University
  • Minor:  Business


  • Director, Business Internships & Experiential Learning, University of Nebraska at Kearney; June 2011 - Present
  • Production Shift Manager, McCain Foods USA; December 2009 - June 2011
  • Quality Control Supervisor, McCain Foods USA; January 2005 - December 2009
  • Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator, Food Science Institute, KSU; June 2003 - December 2004
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Food Science Institute, KSU; June 2003 - December 2004
  • Intern, Research & Development, Cargill Meat Solutions; Summer 2002
  • Intern, Research and Development, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Summer 2001

Service and Research


  • Institute of Food Technologist
  • APICS Association for Operations Management
  • Kansas State University Alumni Association
  • First Baptist Church, Kearney, NE -Nursery Committee, Capital Campaign Director
  • Grand Island Leadership Tomorrow; 2009-10
  • Grand Island Young Professionals
  • Leadership UNK 2011-12
  • Consultant to Nebraska Department of Economic Development; Intern Nebraska Program
  • Phi Tau Sigma Honorary


  • Zhao X, Carey EE, Young JE, Wang W. 2007. Influences of organic fertilization, high tunnel environment, and postharvest storage on Phenolic compounds in lettuce. Hort Sci 42 (1); 71-6.
  • Young JE, Zhao X, Carey EE, Welti R, Yang SS, Want W.  Phytochemical phenolics in organically grown vegetables.  Mol Nutr Food Res 49: 1136-1142.
  • Young JE, Wang W. 2004. Phytochemical farming; a new age in food, nutrition, and agriculture. AgroFood Industry Hi-Tech 15(3): 38-9
  • Young JE, Zhao X, Carey T, Wang W. 2004. Quantitative analysis of pheonlic agents in organically and conventionally grown vegetables. IFT meeting abstract.
  • Young JE, Zhao X, Carey T, Wang W 2004. Phytochemicals in organic vegetables for cancer prevention.  FASEB meeting abstract #4916
  • Hunt MC, Young JE. 2003. Stimulating undergraduate students to pursue a career in meat science. Brazilian J of Food Tech 6 (special issue): 140-7

Relevant Skills and Training

  • Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word - advanced skills
  • Microsoft Access, Numetrix Production Planning software, Citrix systems, Warehouse Management Systems, PRMS electronic data interchange
  • Statistical Process Control - advanced training and advanced Infinity QS software skills
  • Proficient in lean operations philosophy, 5S organization, Kaizen, self-directed work teams, 8-step critical problem solving
  • Blackboard Learn; Ektron website software
  • Leading and Motivating course - Central Community College
  • Gallup StrengthsFinder