Student Packaging Jamboree Conducted at RIT
Several weeks ago, over 70 students and faculty from Clemson, Michigan State, RIT, Rutgers, Virginia Tech and the University of Wisconsin-Stout participated in the 2017 Student Packaging Jamboree that was hosted by the RIT packaging school in Rochester New York. Jamboree program planners were assisted by the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF), which served as one of the sponsors and recruited Ben Urquhart (New England Wooden Ware Packaging & Display) to provide the opening keynote address on Current Trends in Corrugated Packaging Design and Production.
During the Jamboree, ICPF's program manager, Bari Zimbrick, promoted corrugated careers and provided tutorials to students on the use of ICPF's career portal where students can post their resumes for firms to review and apply directly online to the corrugated packaging openings companies post there.
In speaking about the Jamboree, Ben Urquhart was very enthusiastic about the resource RIT offers to corrugated packaging firms in the northeast. "As a result of the assistance by ICPF and my visit to the jamboree, I already have received over a dozen applications from upcoming RIT packaging students for one of our designer openings."
ICPF's corporate partners (and potential partners) can view many of the Jamboree participants’ resumes by visiting ICPF’s career portal. The 2018 Student Packaging Jamboree is scheduled for March 29 -30 at Michigan State University.