ICPF Conducts Student / Corrugated Packaging Executive Dialogue Dinner
On February 26, the evening before ICPF’s 2020 Teleconference, 31 top students from ICPF's partner universities around the country joined visiting corrugated packaging executives in East Lansing, MI for ICPF's Student / Executive Corrugated Packaging Dialogue Dinner. Students from seven universities were nominated by faculty after demonstrating excellence in their course work, and an interest in corrugated packaging careers. The students were joined by executives from Green Bay Packaging, GREIF, Packaging Corporation 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 quality candidates for ICPF corporate partner hiring needs in 2020 and beyond.
Pictured at the next morning’s breakfast are the 14 students who were provided ICPF travel grants to participate in the Student / Executive Dialogue Dinner with 17 Michigan State students. During the dinner, the Bowling Green State, Clemson, Florida, Michigan State, Rutgers, Wisconsin-Stout. and Virginia Tech students voiced interest in sales, production and design. After the next day’s breakfast, the visiting students traveled to the PBS broadcast auditorium for ICPF's Teleconference where they participated with over 500 students from 20 campuses across the country. Over the past six years, many of the students who have participated in each of ICPF’s dialogue dinners have been directly hired by ICPF Corporate Partners.