ICPF Annual Teleconference to Introduce Corrugated Careers to 450 - 500 Students



On February 23, ICPF will conduct its annual Teleconference on The Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and its Career Opportunities. An estimated 450 - 500 packaging, graphic design, marketing & sales, supply chain management, business and other students and faculty on 18 college and university campuses are expected to participate. This annual event is not a webcast, but a live video conference utilizing professional WKAR TV personnel and TV broadcast equipment at central Michigan’s PBS studios for two-way interactivity. Campuses annually participating include Appalachian State University, Bowling Green State University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Dunwoody College of Technology, Indiana State University, Illinois State University, Lewis-Clark State College, Michigan State University, Millersville University, North Carolina A & T University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, University of Florida, University of Texas-Arlington, University of Wisconsin-Stout, and Virginia Tech. 

The topic, "The Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and its Career Opportunities” will be addressed by Andy Pierson (President of Mid-Atlantic Packaging) and Craig. Gunckel (President, Enterprise Solutions & Merchandising Displays for WestRock). Marysa Kotsogiannis, a December, 2015 Michigan State packaging school graduate who is a packaging and graphic designer at Green Bay Packaging in Chicago, will moderate the Teleconference.  Marysa was recruited by Green Bay Packaging through ICPF. The panel presentation will be followed by a round of live questions remotely directed to the panelists from each of the participating campuses. 

The Teleconference's grand finale will include ICPF's annual Best of the Best, Student Design Presentation Competition. Two student teams from Millersville University, a team from Appalachian State and one from Cal Poly will be tasked to show, tell and sell their winning entries by explaining the objective, the research conducted, design and other background. These student teams, that earlier placed in AICC's 2016 design competition, will be competing for cash prizes.