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Students Attend ICPF Dialogue Dinner Seeking Internships and Careers

By AICC Staff

April 2, 2018

width=300On February 21, the evening before ICPF’s Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Career Opportunities, 20 select students from Bowling Green State University, Illinois State University, Michigan State University (MSU), Rutgers University, University of Florida, and Virginia Tech joined visiting executives (from Landaal Packaging, KapStone, Menasha, PCA, Pratt Industries, and WestRock) for ICPF’s Student/Executive Dialogue Dinner on corrugated packaging careers. The visiting executives, which included those who spoke the next day at ICPF’s Teleconference, provided the students firsthand knowledge on the industry.

The students from Bowling Green State University, Illinois State University, Rutgers University, University of Florida, and Virginia Tech were provided ICPF travel grants for travel to East Lansing as ICPF’s special dinner and Teleconference guests. The visiting students joined the MSU student audience in the public television broadcast auditorium the next day to view ICPF’s Teleconference, gaining additional knowledge on the corrugated industry as well as a unique perspective on the program through observing the other 500 students on 19 campuses who were able to interact remotely.

Many students who have participated in the annual dialogue dinner program in past years have accepted positions in the corrugated industry upon graduation. The résumés for the students attending this year’s dinner, as well as those from over 200 other qualified upcoming graduates, can be accessed on ICPF’s Career Portal by ICPF Corporate Partners and potential partners that post student internships or full-time entry-level openings. Please note that students are hired quickly by other industries, so there is a small window of opportunity to employ student interns and 2018 graduates before they are hired elsewhere. We encourage ICPF partners to contact ICPF and use the Career Portal today.


HeadshotRichard Flaherty is president of the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation.