Over the years, and throughout the months of the pandemic, ICPF has continued to leverage outreach, education and the recruiting of students and new graduates into the industry through unique partnerships. One of the most significant partnerships has been with students and new hires in the industry who recently have attended ICPF events and used ICPF resources to acquire internships and full time positions.
For example, ICPF’s student advisory board members have provided valued input on the establishment of ICPF’s “virtual” student/executive dialogue dinners and assisted with plans and implementation for converting ICPF’s Teleconference on the Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Careers to a virtual format.
ICPF additionally continues to recruit and work with designated ICPF student representatives on 18 campuses who promote corrugated packaging careers, participation in ICPF’s initiatives and the utilization of ICPF resources among their fellow students.
ICPF’s industry mentoring program that matches ICPF selected students with students who are seeking internships or full-time positions has proved successful as well.
ICPF also annually recruits exceptional students to serve as student program manager interns to provide assistance with its outreach to students. More on ICPF’s current student intern, Emily Anderson, follows.
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