Packaging Career Fair

The annual Packaging Science Career Fair brings together students from the packaging science program and industry professionals. The fair is designed to offer employers and students a forum to meet and discuss the packaging field and career opportunities. Employers have the opportunity to present their company and meet students in the packaging science program (and students with packaging minors) who are looking for co-op and full-time job opportunities. Students are able to gather general information about companies as well as specific co-op and full-time opportunities within them. Companies typically stay the next day to interview candidates they meet at the fair. The event typically draws about 25 companies and 115 packaging students to the fair.

Past Participants

  • ACell
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • CooperVision
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Dow
  • Equity Packaging, Inc.
  • Fisher-Price
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Hasbro
  • Henkel
  • Huhtamaki, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
  • Mary Kay, Inc - Corporate Office
  • Menasha Corporation
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Milwaukee Tool
  • Mondelez International
  • Ocean Spray
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • PepsiCo
  • Rich Products
  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
  • Teleflex
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Career Fair is Virtual for 2021

An aerial view of students talking with recruiters during a career fair in the Gordon Field House.

Packaging Career Event

Interview Days - Virtual

January 19-22

Interview Day

The Packaging Career Fair is followed by an optional Interview Day in the Bausch and Lomb Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Employers are the ones to schedule interviews with students and alumni from the fair. Students are invited by employers through 30-minute interview slots during or after the fair.

If students do not hear from an employer or have a scheduled time slot, they do not attend Interview Day.

Employer Info


Register for the Packaging Career Event through Career Connect starting September 30, 2020. A Career Services Coordinator will work with your company to determine whether the Packaging Career Fair is a good fit, or if other recruiting options would be better suited for the needs of your company. Please do not schedule travel until you have received your confirmation.

Register for the career fair 


This year no charges for participating because it will be a virtual event.

Virtual Interviewing Schedules

8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Morning Interviews

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Interviews

Student Info

Get information on the Career Fair Plus app, resume reviews, preparing your elevator pitch, and the career fair survival guide. Learn more about the career fair

Contact Us

Feel free to reach out by email or phone.

Shauna Newcomb