Corrugated packaging & displays is a $33.1 billion a year industry that is vital to U.S. distribution systems. It is the most frequently used shipping material because it is cost-effective, lightweight, functional, innovative, versatile and sustainable.
Employment opportunities for new graduates across the U.S. Over 1,154 corrugated manufacturing and design facilities promote innovation and provide new careers in almost 1,000 U.S. cities and towns.
Corrugated packaging & displays is a green industry. It, and its allied industries, plant twice as many trees as are harvested, contributing to preserving wildlife habitats, sequestering carbon dioxide and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.
Corrugated packaging & displays is a "sustainable" industry. More corrugated packaging is recovered for recycling than any other packaging
material. The recovery rate for old corrugated containers (OCC) has hovered around
90 percent for years.
Through ICPF, the corrugated industry seeks student interns and new graduates with majors in packaging, graphic design, marketing & sales, business, engineering, supply chain management, environmental science and related fields.
Corrugated Packaging Design Now at Rutgers and Western Michigan University
Working with the Rutgers Packaging Engineering Department and Western Michigan University’s (WMU) Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering, the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) recently launched two new corrugated packaging design labs.
It's Not Too Late to Recruit New Graduates & Student Interns Through ICPF
When using ICPF's career portal, the best time to begin recruiting student interns and upcoming college graduates is in the fall. However, it is not too late to recruit grads who put off job searches for summer travel, or who will be graduating in August or December.
Registration is still open for ICPF's 2018 Holiday Weekend in New York scheduled for Friday - Sunday, December 7 - 9, 2018. Bring your spouse or guest for socializing, holiday shopping, touring, dining, Broadway plays, and enjoying New York's holiday season. Click Here to download a registration form and more information.
Students Attend ICPF Dialogue Dinner Seeking Internships and Careers
On February 21, 20 select students from Bowling Green State University, Illinois State University, Michigan State University, Rutgers, University of Florida and Virginia Tech joined visiting executives for ICPF's Student / Executive Dialogue Dinner on corrugated packaging careers.
Considering Becoming an ICPF Partner? Use ICPF Recruiting Portal & Resources Now!
For those corrugated packaging firms that are not currently an ICPF Corporate Partner, access to ICPF's career portal, resume bank and other resources is now available. ICPF has over 700 students and upcoming graduates in its corrugated packaging network and averages over a 150 current resumes in its resume bank. Over the past seven years, entry level positions and student internships posted by ICPF Corporate Partners on the career portal, or promoted through ICPF's corrugated packaging career network, have attracted an average of five qualified applicants.
ICPF Corrugated Packaging Awards - Request For Proposals 2017-18
The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) seeks to enhance student understanding of the corrugated packaging industry, its products, and career opportunities with the bottom line goal of developing and attracting qualified graduates into corrugated packaging and displays careers. ICPF invites faculty of packaging, business, engineering, graphic design, structural design, industrial engineering, and other related college and university programs to submit proposals.
ICPF Promotes Corrugated Careers to Students at PackExpo
ICPF visited with faculty and 92 students where ICPF staff provided information on corrugated packaging & display careers and tutorials on using ICPF resources to apply for student internships and full time positions in corrugated packaging upon graduation.
If you follow packaging industry news, you are well aware of a number of ongoing and new initiatives that the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) conducts throughout the year. These initiatives would not be possible without the contributions and time provided by individual companies. And, there are many ways to get involved and help support ICPF's mission.
With a grant provided by Clemson University, the Clemson Packaging program continued a systematic expansion of its packaging lab this past summer that included both the update and expansion of the lab's corrugated testing equipment.