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ICPF 2019 Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays & Career Opportunities

Monday, March 11, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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On, 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 industrial panel presentation that included Greg Hall (Smurfit Kappa North America) and Jeff Turner (Pratt Industries).  Michigan State 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 Michigan State’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-Arlington, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Virginia Tech and Western Michigan University.


Throughout March, most, if not all of these students, will be regularly visiting ICPF’s career portal to directly apply to the openings ICPF Corporate partners have posted there. Many of the students and upcoming graduates also have posted their resumes in the portal’s resume bank that can be viewed by HR representatives. So far for 2019, well over 60 student interns and upcoming 2019 graduates have been hired for sales, production & 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!

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The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) mission is to generate a stream of increasingly qualified students to enter the corrugated packaging and displays industry.  ICPF is dedicated to the creation and building of partnerships within the education community, provides curricula, equipment and other resources to advance corrugated curricula, works to expand student internships within the industry, and promotes corrugated packaging & display career opportunities for packaging engineering, graphic design, structural design, business, marketing & sales, supply chain management, mechanical & chemical engineering, industrial engineering & design, tech and related graduates.