ICPF Promotes Corrugated Opportunities On February 26, the evening before ICPF’s 2020Tele- conference, 31 top students from ICPF’s partner uni- versities around the country joined visiting corrugat- ed packaging executives in East Lansing, MI for ICPF’s Student/Executive Corrugated Packaging Dialogue Dinner. Students from seven universities were nom- inated by faculty after demonstrating excellence in their course work, and an interest in corrugated pack- aging careers.The students were joined by executives from Green Bay Packaging, GREIF, Packaging Corpora- tion of America, Tavens Packaging, BW Papersystems, Pratt Industries and WestRock. Since the February 26 dinner, half a dozen or more students have received offers from the corrugated packaging companies that participated. The resumes 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 resume bank on ICPF’s career portal at www.careersincorrugated. org . The resume bank is an extensive resource of qual- ity candidates for ICPF corporate partner hiring needs in 2020 and beyond. On February 27, ICPF conducted its annual Telecon-
ference on The Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Career Opportunities. More than 500 packaging science, marketing & sales, supply chain management, packaging design/graphic design, busi- ness, chemical engineering, and other students and faculty on 20 college campuses participated. ICPF’s annual broadcast is not a webcast, but a live video con- ference utilizing professional WKARTV personnel and TV broadcast equipment at central Michigan’s PBS stu- dios for two-way interactivity. After their presentation, industry panel speakers,Bry- an Hollenbach, Executive Vice President, Green Bay Packaging, and Rich Ford,Regional Manager, Packaging Corporation of America, as well as student moderator Erin Wilson,VA Tech packaging systems & design ’20, and former ICPF, AICC, Pratt Industries and Buckeye Corrugated, Inc. student intern, addressed live ques- tions from students on each of the 20 campuses. Participating campuses included Appalachian State University, Ball State, Bowling Green State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson Uni- versity, 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 Car- (Cont’d on Page 15)
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