February 27, 2020 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Contact: Cimberly Weir
International Corrugated Packaging Foundation’s
2020 LIVE Teleconference on The Business of Corrugated Packaging &
Displays and the Career Opportunities
Thursday, February 27, 2019
1:30 PM-3:30 PM EST / 12:30 PM-2:30 PM CST / 10:30 AM-12:30 PM PST
Appalachian State University
Bowling Green State University
Cal Poly Packaging
Clemson Packaging Science
Dunwoody College of Technology
Illinois State University
Indiana State University
Lewis-Clark State College
Michigan State University
North Carolina A & T
North Carolina State
Pittsburg State University
University of Florida
University of Texas – Arlington
University of Wisconsin – Stout
Packaging, Graphic Design, Business, Marketing, Sales, Engineering & Related Students
From your own campus, learn more about the corrugated packaging & displays industry and speak with corrugated packaging industry professionals and other packaging engineering & science, graphic communication, business, marketing, sales, chemical engineering, Industrial engineering, mechanical engineering and supply chain students during the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation’s (ICPF) annual interactive Teleconference. Broadcasted live from WKAR PBS studios, students will learn about the business side of corrugated, its unique sustainability, new developments, and its career opportunities. Then, join us for the live presentation of ICPF’s 18th annual student design presentation competition with cash awards for each of the competing teams!
ICPF’s Teleconference moderator is Taylor Jensen, a Michigan State Packaging senior who has just completed a co-op with Landaal Packaging Systems in Flint, Michigan that she acquired through ICPF’s career portal where she posted her resume, reviewed the many openings posted there, and then, without leaving the portal, made direct online application to the Landaal Packaging co-op opening. (http://careers.icpfbox.org).
The Teleconference will include a panel of two industry executives. Greg Hall is Chief Executive Officer for Smurfit Kappa North America. Smurfit Kappa is a leading producer of paper-based packaging with 46,000 employees at 370 production sites across 35 countries. Jeff Turner is President of Pratt Industries NA Corrugated Division. Pratt Industries is America's 5th largest corrugated packaging company and the world's largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company. The executives will provide an overview of the corrugated packaging and displays business. The presentation will address numerous areas of the business, including the structure and operations of the industry, the diverse products, the target markets, the selling of corrugated, new trends and developments, such as the latest sustainability practices, and specifics on career options. The panel presentation will be followed by a round of live questions from students on each of the participating campuses.
The Teleconference will conclude with a presentation competition among three student teams from Cal Poly and the University of Texas- Arlington. These teams qualified to participate in ICPF's 2019 Student Design Presentation Competition by placing first or second in AICC ‘s 2018 student design competition. The teams will show, tell, and sell their winning entries by explaining the objective, research, design and other background information on how they met “the customer’s requirements”.
The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF)
The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) mission is to generate a stream of increasingly qualified students to enter the corrugated packaging and display industry, now and into the future. ICPF is dedicated to the continued creation and building of partnerships within the education community, assisting in the placement of ICPF’s online corrugated curricula, design software, equipment and other resources to advance corrugated curriculum, the expansion of student internships within the industry and the promotion of corrugated packaging & display career opportunities for packaging engineering & science, packaging design, graphic design, business, marketing & sales, supply chain management, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial design, industrial engineering, tech and related graduates. Corrugated curriculum enhancement and awards, along with ICPF’s other innovative programs, like the Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays, student design presentation competitions, student dialogue dinners, its free Career Portal (https://careers.icpfbox.org/) where students post resumes and companies post available student internships/coops and positions for new graduates, and its Corrugated Packaging & Display Career LinkedIn Network (e-mail email@example.com to join), continue to expand student knowledge of the global corrugated packaging and display industry, its sustainability, product innovations and its many career opportunities. ICPF is a 501(c) 3 non-profit educational foundation. All its initiatives and free services provided to colleges, universities, students and new graduates are funded by individual firms in the corrugated industry. ICPF additionally is co-sponsored by AICC – The Independent Packaging Association and the Fibre Box Association. Visit www.careersincorrugated.org for more information.