Students Attend ICPF Dialogue Dinner Seeking Internships and Careers
On February 21, the evening before the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation's Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Career Opportunities, 20 select students from Bowling Green State University, Illinois State University, Michigan State University, Rutgers, University of Florida and Virginia Tech joined visiting executives (from Landaal Packaging, KapStone, Menasha, PCA, Pratt Industries, and WestRock) for ICPF's Student / Executive Dialogue Dinner on corrugated packaging careers. The visiting executive, which included the executives who spoke the next day at ICPF’s Teleconference, provided the students firsthand knowledge on the industry.
The students from Bowling Green State University, Illinois State University, Rutgers, University of Florida and Virginia Tech were provided ICPF travel grants for travel to East Lansing as ICPF's special dinner and Teleconference guests. The visiting students joined the MSU student audience in the PBS broadcast auditorium the next day to view ICPF's Teleconference, gaining additional knowledge on the corrugated industry as well as a unique perspective on the program through observing the other 500 students on 19 campuses who were able to interact remotely.
Many students who have participated in the annual dialogue dinner program in past years have accepted positions in the corrugated industry upon graduation. The resumes for the students attending this year’s dinner, as well as over 200 other qualified upcoming graduates, can be accessed on ICPF's Career Portal by ICPF Corporate Partners and potential partners that post student internships or full-time entry level openings. Please note that students are hired quickly by other industries so there is a small window of opportunity to employ student interns and 2018 graduates before they are hired elsewhere. We encourage ICPF partners to contact ICPF and use the career portal today to post full time openings for spring graduates and students seeking summer or fall internships.