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Student/Executive Corrugated Packaging Dialogue Dinner

By AICC Staff

May 20, 2020


During the Student/Executive Corrugated Packaging Dialogue Dinner, Bowling Green State University, Clemson University, University of Florida, Michigan State University (MSU), Rutgers University, University of Wisconsin–Stout, and Virginia Tech students voiced interest in sales, production, and design. Fourteen students, pictured at the following day’s breakfast, were provided ICPF travel grants to attend the dinner. Visiting students joined the more than 100 MSU students in the public television broadcast auditorium to view ICPF’s Teleconference. Over the past six years, many of the students who have participated in each of ICPF’s dialogue dinners have been directly hired by ICPF Corporate Partners.

The evening before the February Teleconference, 31 top students from ICPF’s partner universities around the country joined visiting corrugated packaging executives in East Lansing, Michigan, for ICPF’s Student/Executive Corrugated Packaging Dialogue Dinner. Students from seven universities were nominated by faculty after demonstrating excellence in their course work and an interest in corrugated packaging careers. The students were joined by executives from Green Bay Packaging, Greif, Packaging Corp. of America, Tavens Packaging, BW Papersystems, Pratt Industries, and WestRock. Since the February 26 dinner, several students have indicated that they already have received offers from the corrugated packaging companies that participated. The résumés of the 31 students, along with those of over 200 additional students seeking a career in corrugated packaging, are accessible to ICPF Corporate Partners by visiting the Résumé Bank on ICPF’s Career Portal. It is an extensive resource of quality candidates for your hiring needs in 2020 and beyond.

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