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Best Maid official gives SE students career advice

By Ben Heath/reporter

With culinary students looking for work, the director of research and development for Best Maid offered insight into how to land their dream jobs.

Mike Wuller offered students advice on what it takes to succeed in the job market during career day on SE Campus Sept. 26.

Wuller has been producing Best Maid pickles for 33 years and earned three degrees from Texas Christian University while working for the Fort Worth company.

Through his own experience, Wuller learned that food industry employers often look for applicants who have more than one degree worth of information.

With degrees in biology, chemistry and medical technology, Wuller said he could provide more insight to the chemicals Best Maid was working with than the average employee. He said this knowledge enabled him to stand out among his peers and quickly climb the corporate ladder at the pickle company.

During his presentation, Wuller gave science demonstrations that showed the chemistry behind making pickles.

“This isn’t just about food,” he said. “It’s a chemistry lesson.”

Using different chemicals and a couple of volunteers, Wuller showed how seemingly clear liquids change into bright colors when mixed. Demonstration participants received a jar of Best Maid pickles.

Wuller’s career advice did not just apply to culinary students seeking a job in the food industry, he provided words of wisdom for anyone looking for employment.

“As long as you’re doing something you love, you’ll find your niche,” he said.

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