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February 6 - 7, 2021 | Virtual for 2021

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 2021 TAPPI/PIMA Student Summit Schedule of Events


(Current as of February 3, 2021 - subject to change)

February 6, 2021

Interview times available from 9:00am-5:00pm Eastern

9:45 am - 10:50 am On-line and Virtual Interviewing Techniques (Gerard Marshall, A&G Marshall Enterprises and Tim Hagenbuch, WMU Paper Technology Foundation)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Welcome & Opening Industry Panel (Larry N. Montague, TAPPI; D. Steven Keller, Miami University; Sarah Meiburg, Paper and Packaging Board; Phil Riebel, Two Sides North America; Richard Phillips, North Carolina State University; and Med Byrd, North Carolina State University)

12:10 pm - 1:45 pm Career Fair for Students Seeking Internships or Co-ops

12:10 pm - 1:45 pm Roundtables for Students Seeking Full Time Employment or Not Seeking Employment: Roundtable Descriptions

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Prize Giveaway & Break

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Career Fair for Students Seeking Full Time Employment or Not Seeking Employment
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Roundtables for Students Seeking Internships or Co-ops: Roundtable Descriptions

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Prize Giveaway & Break sponsored by Valmet 

4:00 pm - 4:55 pm

5:00 pm - 5:05 pm Day One Wrap-Up & Prize Giveaway 

5:05 pm - 6:00 pm TAPPI Trivia Game sponsored by Solenis (Gary Scott, SUNY-ESF)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Student Networking


Sunday, February 7

Interviews available from 9:00am-3:30pm Eastern

9:45 am - 10:45 am Student Chapter Officer Get Together with Larry Montague (invitation only)

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Day Two Welcome & Roundtables Roundtable Descriptions

12:20 pm - 1:15 pm Virtual Tour of Albany International - Paper Machine Clothing Manufacture (Darrin Curley, Taylor Refsnider, Dave Elmer, and Ryan Stoneburner, Albany International)

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Prize Giveaway & Break

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Breakout Sessions

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Prize Giveaway & Break

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Graphic Packaging Mill Tour with live Q&A (Fred Dorn, Alex Fleck, Breanna Dowdy, Drew Mashaw, Graphic Packaging International)

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm TAPPI Student Summit Graduation & Wrap-Up (Larry N. Montague and Lawton Roberts, TAPPI)