Packaging Senior Emma Albrecht looks forward to beginning her career

Packaging senior Emma Albrecht discusses her future as an upcoming graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Packaging.

Undergraduate Student Feature

Emma Albrecht is a packaging senior from the suburbs of Chicago. She recently completed a packaging co-op at Kimberly-Clark. In addition to her packaging studies, Emma serves as student director of CANR's Bailey Scholars Program.

What do you look forward to the most after graduation?

After graduation I am looking forward to starting a journey that is uniquely my own. For the first time in my life, I will have the opportunity to apply all of knowledge I have gained. Within packaging, I am obviously looking forward to beginning my career and am amazed by the opportunities within the industry. 

What do you think your degree will prepare you for?

My degree has prepared me in a very holistic sense. Something I really love about packaging is how diverse the opportunities are. However this can be a real challenge for students when trying to grasp packaging concepts. I really feel as though my degree has given me a fantastic overview of these concepts. The range of courses offered at the Michigan State University School of Packaging combined with the internship opportunities allow students like myself to grow a passion within packaging. 

What do you see as the biggest challenge for packaging professionals to focus on moving forward?

A huge challenge for packaging professionals moving forward will be the fast pace nature of online purchasing and technological advances. As we continue to see rapid advancements in consumer-oriented industries we will have to manage change better than ever before. Additionally, there will be a continued need for environmental initiatives and improvements. 

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