MPS graduates discuss program benefits in video testimonials

2014 MPS graduate Nauman Hayat discusses how the program helped prepare him for a management career at Hilmar Cheese Company.

Cal Poly’s MPS in Dairy Products Technology program released a pair of short videos today in which two MPS graduates discuss how the program prepared them for their careers in the dairy foods industry.

The videos feature MPS graduates Nauman Hayat and Ben Smith. Both now work at Hilmar Cheese Company in Hilmar, California.

After completing his undergraduate studies in Food Science at the University of Illinois, Nauman graduated from the MPS program in 2014.  Nauman now works as Technical Services Manager at Hilmar Cheese Co. in Hilmar, California, where he oversees quality and consistency of more than 1 million pounds of cheese produced daily.

Ben Smith completed his undergraduate studies in Food and Fermentation Science at Oregon State University before coming to Cal Poly. He graduated from the MPS program in 2015 and currently serves as Cheese Production Supervisor at Hilmar.

The videos are intended to put a face to the MPS program and help potential applicants gain insights into how the program can help them reach their career goals.

The videos can be seen here and here and will be added to the program website in the coming days.

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For more information visit or contact:

Tom Johnson. Program Manager
MPS in Dairy Products Technology
(970) 215-3459 cell