In the fall of 2013, San Diego State University kick-started their Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer program where students could have the opportunity to explore professions in the craft beer industry. The program provides hands-on training for those who are interested in the business side of the brewing industry. The goal of the program is to create passionate and knowledgeable management and staff in the hospitality industry to give customers a first-class experience.
This year, Coronado Brewing has decided to join SDSU in its hopes to promote diversity and inclusion in the brewing community. A few core values at Coronado Brewing stem from professional growth, diversity, equity, and inclusion. In order to carry out these values, CBC has partnered with SDSU’s Global Campus to create an award for the Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer program. The award not only includes full tuition towards certificate completion but a paid internship position at Coronado Brewing as well. The brewing company is hopeful that the scholarship and internship opportunity will help foster a skilled and diverse generation of brewing professionals.
SDSU’s Global Campus is now accepting applications for the Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer program award. While sending in your application, you’ll be asked to answer the following questions in 500-1000 words.
- Please share how you have demonstrated leadership in your community, industry, and/or school and strive to promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable society.
- If you receive this award, how will your participation in the Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer program provide you the opportunity to impact the brewing industry and be a champion for a more diverse and inclusive workforce?
Applications should be completed and submitted no later than November 30th. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. SDSU Global Campus will be interviewing the top three finalists at a later date. The award recipient will be selected and notified by December of this year. Once selected, the applicant can start the program in January of 2022.