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Over 500 Students From 20 Campuses Participate in ICPF’s Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Career Opportunities

By AICC Staff

June 4, 2019

This past February 21, a record 20 campuses with over 500 students and faculty participated in ICPF’s 2019 Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Career Opportunities. The program included an industry panel presentation by Greg Hall of Smurfit Kappa North America and Jeff Turner of Pratt Industries. Michigan State University (MSU) packaging senior Taylor Jensen, who secured a 2018 student internship at Landaal Packaging through ICPF’s Career Portal, served as moderator. Immediately following the panel presentation, the industry speakers and student moderator addressed live questions from each of the 20 campuses.

In addition to MSU’s packaging school that had the largest audience with over 120 students and standing room only, participating campuses included Appalachian State University, Ball State, Bowling Green State University, Cal Poly, Clemson University, Dunwoody College of Technology, Indiana State University, Illinois State University, Lewis-Clark State College, Millersville University, North Carolina A&T University, North Carolina State, Pittsburg State, Rutgers University, University of Florida, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Virginia Tech, and Western Michigan University.

Throughout May, many of these students will be visiting ICPF’s Career Portal to directly apply to the openings that ICPF Corporate Partners have posted there. Many of the students and upcoming graduates also have posted their résumés in the portal’s Résumé Bank that can be viewed by HR representatives. So far for 2019, over 100 student interns and upcoming 2019 graduates have been hired for sales, production and operations management, design, and engineering through ICPF’s portal and other ICPF resources. ICPF Corporate Partners are encouraged to post their remaining job openings for 2019 graduates and summer student internships today!

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