ICPF’s teleconference to introduce corrugated careers to 500 students
This February 22, 2018, ICPF will conduct its annual Teleconference on The Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Career Opportunities. Over 500 packaging, graphic design, marketing & sales, supply chain management, business and other students and faculty on 20 college and university campuses are expected to participate. This national broadcast is not a webcast, but a live video conference utilizing professional WKAR TV personnel and TV broadcast equipment at central Michigan’s PBS studios for two-way interactivity.

The Teleconference will include a panel of three industry executives. Mike Riegsecker (Chief Operating Officer, Menasha Packaging Company). Robert Landaal (President, Landaal Packaging Systems) and Kevin Hinz (Marketing and Sales Director, KapStone Paper and Packaging). The executives will provide an overview of the corrugated packaging and displays business and the career opportunities. Anna Sadowski, a Virginia Tech Packaging Systems and Design senior with a minor in Business, will serve as Teleconference moderator. The panel presentation will be followed by a round of live questions from students on each of the participating campuses.

Campuses planning to participate include Appalachian State University, Bowling Green State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, 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 Carolina State University, Pittsburg State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, University of Florida, University of Texas-Arlington, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Virginia Tech and Western Michigan.

The Teleconference will conclude with ICPF's annual Student Design Presentation Competition. Four student teams, from Cal Poly, Clemson University, Millersville University and University of Texas - Arlington, will show, tell and sell their winning entries by explaining the objective, the research conducted, design and other background. These four student teams, that earlier placed in AICC's separate 2017 design competition, will be competing for cash prizes provided by ICPF. Following the competition, ICPF additionally provides industry coaches to the best student presenters to mentor and shepherd them towards sales careers in the corrugated packaging & displays industry.