Student Summit 2019

January 18 - 21, 2019 | Kalamazoo, Michigan

Learn What Skills New Engineers Need to Succeed

The TAPPI/PIMA Student Summit is an annual event designed for students interested in the pulp, paper, packaging and allied industries. It offers direct interaction with industry leaders as well as the opportunity to gain valuable information about employment and career development within their field.

Mark your Calendars!

January 18-21, 2019
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI


Radisson Kalamazoo
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

See pictures from TAPPI/PIMA Student Summit

The event is an excellent venue for advanced undergraduate and graduate students to learn about opportunities after graduation as well as some of the key challenges and opportunities existing in the industry today. It is the only event that brings students from paper and packaging schools together to reinforce their interest in joining the industry. Session topics have included Nanotechnology, Printed Electronics, and the State of the Industry, all topics that are not regularly taught as part of their curriculum.

The Student Summit takes place over Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend, with interviews beginning Friday afternoon, opening sessions beginning Saturday morning and tours lasting until noon on Monday. There is always a plant tour, an engineering competition, and a fun group outing that is built into the schedule.

Our valued sponsors


Andritz Caraustar Domtar GL&V Graphic Packaging Greenpac Mill Tim Hagenbuch International Paper Jacobs Nalco Water Packaging Corporation of America Pratt Industries Solenis Twin Rivers Paper Conmpany UPM WestRock