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ICPF to Introduce Corrugated Packaging & Careers to Additional 500 Students

By AICC Staff

December 5, 2018


ICPF’s annual Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays introduces corrugated packaging careers to hundreds of new college students each year.

On February 21, ICPF will conduct its annual Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Career Opportunities. As in past years, 400–500 packaging, graphic design, marketing and sales, supply chain management, business, engineering, and other students and faculty from 18–20 college campuses are expected to participate. This annual event is not a webcast, but a live video conference utilizing professional WKAR TV personnel and TV broadcast equipment at Central Michigan’s Public Broadcast System television studios for two-way interactivity.

After their presentation, industry panel speakers Jeff Chalovich (president, corrugated packaging, WestRock) and Greg Hall (CEO, Smurfit Kappa North America), and student moderator Taylor Jensen (Michigan State packaging science, class of ’19, and student intern at Landaal Packaging), will address live questions from students on each of the 18–20 participating campuses.

Campuses that are planning to participate include Appalachian State University, Bowling Green State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Dunwoody College of Technology, Indiana State University, Illinois State University, Lewis-Clark State College, Michigan State University, Millersville University, North Carolina A&T University, North Carolina State University, Pittsburg State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, University of Florida, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Wisconsin–Stout, Virginia Tech, and Western Michigan University.

The teleconference’s grand finale will include ICPF’s annual Best of the Best, Student Design Presentation Competition. Student teams that earlier placed in AICC’s 2018 design competition will be competing for cash prizes. Student teams from Appalachian State, Cal Poly, and University of Texas at Arlington will be tasked to show, tell, and sell their winning entries by explaining the objective, the research conducted, design, and other background.

width=150Richard Flaherty is president of the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation.