Saturday Roundtables

February 6 - 7, 2021 | Virtual for 2021

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Saturday Roundtables
(12:10 pm – 1:45 pm and 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm)
 

TAPPI Student Membership and Resources:
Moderators: Mary Beth Cornell, TAPPI and Jay Stockard, Fisher Arnold
We will discuss TAPPI resources that can help throughout your career including TAPPI Student Membership, the TAPPI Career Center, and the TAPPI Academy. 


What Does Being a Young Professional Mean?
Moderators: Brennan Augst, Voith and Garrett Fisher, Tate & Lyle
The Young Professional Division was created to help those entering the industry transition from school to a new industry and to help those people develop both soft and technical skills, network with people in similar situations and to help new members find another Division in TAPPI to call “home” after the Young Professionals. What does that mean for you as a student? Come learn how the Young Professional Division can help prepare you for a great start and a great future in the paper industry.
 

Industry Overview: What's it all about?
Moderators: D. Steven Keller, Ph.D., Miami University and Gary M. Scott, Ph.D., SUNY-ESF
This roundtable provides students the opportunity to learn about the industry in a question and answer format. Students can learn about the different facets of the paper industry—packaging, printing and writing, personal care, etc.---as well as the allied industries---chemicals, equipment, and process control. Additional topics can include career paths and various educational opportunities available.


Women in Industry: Integrating Work and Life
Moderators: Paula Hajakian, U.S. Gypsum Company, Sarah Sassorossi, Sonoco, and Rielle Walker, Solenis
Hear about the activities and resources of TAPPI’s Women in Industry Division and how to get engaged. The WIN moderators will share their insights into integrating work and life.
 

TAPPI Local Sections: Northern Sections
Moderators: Kurt Mehlberg, Domtar, Kristi Schlicksup, International Paper, and Michael von Grumbkow, BTG Americas
Overview of the TAPPI Local Sections - their activities, fundraising, and networking. Tips on how to get involved as a student and after graduation. This roundtable will focus on sections in the northern U.S.: Lake States, Empire, Northeast, Pacific, Chicago. 


TAPPI Local Sections: Southern Sections
Moderators: Mark Bricka, Mississippi State University and Carl Fisher, Jedson Engineering
Overview of the TAPPI Local Sections - their activities, fundraising, and networking. Tips on how to get involved as a student and after graduation. This roundtable will focus on sections in the southern U.S.: Gulf Coast, Southeastern, Four States.
 

Personal Finance
Moderator: Lyne Quenneville, TAPPI
What are some things to consider when comparing job offers? Are there financial impacts of relocation costs, tuition reimbursements and other benefits?
 

Resume Review
Moderator: Caitlin Knight, Jacobs
Live review of resumes and example critiques of resumes in today’s environment. Bring your resume up on your screen in advance to best participate! Discussion will be personalized as participants are willing to share or will focus on example resumes.
 

It’s Not Just About You or Me – Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters
Moderator: Naomi Ballenger, Jacobs
Join an informal discussion exploring “the others” … and ideas to better inform your view of the world and the resolution of your next challenge.