Board Converting News, January 18, 2021

ICPF Launches Inaugural Virtual Student/Executive Dialogue Dinner

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) has taken its ongoing Student /Executive Di- alogue Dinner Series to a virtual platform. The first ICPF virtual dialogue dinner was conducted on December 16, 2020, when more than 35 stu- dents from 10 universities across the country -- with education and interest in packaging engineering & production, sales, packaging design, graph- ic design, chemical engineering, supply chain management and related fields -- participated. The students were joined by corrugated packaging

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Students from 10 universities across the country participated in the virtual dia- logue dinner on December 16, 2020. Their resumes, along with over 100 addi- tional active resumes, are accessible to ICPF Corporate Partners by visiting the ICPF career portals resume bank at

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executives from five ICPF corporate partners that included Green Bay Packaging, Hood Container Corporation, Packaging Corporation of Amer- ica (PCA), Pratt Industries and WestRock. ICPF’s dialogue dinners are directed towards enabling top students, who already have interest in corrugated packaging, to learn more about the industry and its operations. Many of the participating students in each of the eight past years were recruited for internships and full time posi- tions through the company contacts they made during the dialogues and through referral to ICPF’s Career Portal. For those ICPF Corporate Partners that have not posted 2021 openings, it’s not too late. Over 100 additional student and upcoming graduate resumes are posted on the portal, as well. ICPF’s Virtual Student/Executive Dialogue Dinner series is one of sever- al new programs initiated by ICPF to expand its outreach during COVID-19. In early 2020, ICPF worked with colleges and universities to assist them in utilizing ICPF’s online corrugated packaging curricula as campuses around CONTINUED ON PAGE 14


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