Now is the perfect time to explore membership opportunities designed to help students like yourself grow, both in the classroom and after graduation!
Invest in your future. Join IoPP.

Engaging in IoPP raises your stature among professional peers and shows your seriousness about your future packaging career.

For only $25 per year, you receive access to exclusive member benefits, can learn more about packaging, and get noticed within the industry.

As a bonus, when you graduate as a student member in good standing, you receive one full free year of Premium professional membership (a $269 value!).

There is nothing to lose and so much to gain by joining!
IoPP Supports Students in Packaging

Will you be a Junior or Senior undergraduate student in fall 2023?

If so, check out our IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship and IoPP Chapter scholarship, which gives more than $30,000 annually to students entering the packaging field.

Review the scholarship fund eligibility requirements and apply by the March 31, 2023, application deadline.
2022 Scholarship Winners
Pictured from left to right: Anna Kent, Wallace Layman, Minhee Han, Joanne (Miloo) Hong, Julia Lucas.

Congratulations to the winners of our annual Packaging Education Scholarship Fund winners!

  • $5,000 PepsiCo R&D scholarship: Anna Kent, University of Wisconsin-Stout

  • $2,500 IoPP Scholarship, on behalf of the Chemical Packaging Technical Committee: Wallace Layman, North Carolina State University

  • $2,500 IoPP Scholarship, on behalf of the Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee: Minhee Han, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

  • $1,000 IoPP Central Ohio Chapter Scholarship: Joanne (Miloo) Hong, Conestoga College

  • $500 IoPP New England Chapter Scholarship: Julia Lucas, Rochester Institute of Technology
Strengthen your resume with a Student AmeriStar Award

The Student AmeriStar Package Awards Competition honors the most innovative package designs in the industry’s oldest and most prestigious design competition. Winners earn a coveted industry-recognized accolade for their resumes.

Participating in the Student AmeriStar awards is a perfect way to get your foot in the door of the packaging world!

What do you need to submit?
  • Brief Narrative: Word document or PDF of up to 500 words, clearly explaining how the package meets the judging criteria. Generic narratives missing critical information, particularly technical details, are considered incomplete. 
  • Extended Narrative: Word document or PDF of up to 1,500 words, addressing in more detail how the package meets the judging criteria, with each section indicated and explained. The narrative should not exceed four typed, double-spaced pages.
  • Images: Up to four (4) high-resolution images of the package. We accept .jpeg or .png files. 
  • Physical package(s): Three (3) physical package prototypes must be shipped to IoPP headquarters by April 15, 2023. 

The deadline to enter the 2023 competition is March 31. Students who enter will have their resumes shared with our partner companies, including major consumer product companies.
Wednesday, October 26
The Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International gives university students firsthand experience with the exciting possibilities of a career in the packaging and processing industry.

During the event, students in teams from colleges and universities across the U.S. race around the show floor to complete tasks or solve problems at participating exhibitors' booths.

To register a team, contact Kate Fiorianti. And don't forget to see us at booth N-4523 to join in our challenge!
Meet your Mentor Match

Mentor Match is an IoPP members-only benefit online tool to connect students with packaging professionals in a one-on-one mentorship relationship.

Connecting with a mentor will help you build confidence, gain new professional skills, receive actionable career advice, and further your professional development.
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