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Always Green. Always Growing. Paper Engineering as a Career Developed by

Always Green. Always Growing. Paper Engineering as a Career Developed by

“Hey, why would I want to be in the paper and packaging industry anyway?

“Hey, why would I want to be in the paper and packaging industry anyway? ” Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

Just to Start… §A Green industry: a renewable, sustainable industry with products that are

Just to Start… §A Green industry: a renewable, sustainable industry with products that are very hard to do without §Employment opportunities: a shortage of engineers to the tune of 3, 000 per year §Expect multiple job offers as an engineer in the industry §High starting salaries §Pick the state where you want to work §You can hit the ground running! Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

A Green Industry Our Industry was Green and sustainable before it was cool. Forestry,

A Green Industry Our Industry was Green and sustainable before it was cool. Forestry, paper & packaging are the most sustainable industries in existence according to Price Waterhouse Coopers. For every tree logged in managed forests, three to four are replanted. The industry has eight representatives in the UN’s list of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies. (More than any other industry) Reading a newspaper emits 20% less carbon than reading news online. (NAPM) Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

Can you name 5 products made from paper? (We can give you 5, 000!

Can you name 5 products made from paper? (We can give you 5, 000! Ok, we won’t name all of them but you get the picture). Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

Paper. It's a piece of our lives! Where would we be without it? In

Paper. It's a piece of our lives! Where would we be without it? In the U. S. , most paper is made from trees, and because wood is a renewable resource which is wisely managed by U. S. timber companies, we will always have plenty of trees - and paper - for future generations to enjoy. Here are just a few of the many important products made from paper, and the wood chemicals derived from the papermaking process: Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

Ok, we couldn’t resist showing you a few more. laminate for desks, counters &

Ok, we couldn’t resist showing you a few more. laminate for desks, counters & table tops fabric softener* bank Coveralls for nuclear shaving cream* medical power workers Drinking straws paint & varnish* checks charts sutures *These products are made from cellulose, oils, and resins, the natural wood chemicals which are byproducts of the papermaking process. Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

Employment Opportunities ü More than 40 states in the US have Paper mills. ü

Employment Opportunities ü More than 40 states in the US have Paper mills. ü About 4, 000 companies manufacture paper products in the US with combined annual product revenue of $160 billion (yes billion) ü 3000 skilled jobs per year are opening up due to retirements. ü Actually More: Does not include flexible or corrugated packaging or folding carton plants. ü In the next 11 months 27% of ALL engineers in the U. S. will be eligible for retirement. Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org Source: Hoovers. com

A Few More Reasons üEmploys more that 1 million people across the U. S.

A Few More Reasons üEmploys more that 1 million people across the U. S. – and is a top 10 manufacturer in over 40 states üAbout 400 pulp, paper and board mills üProducing 170, 000 tons of pulp, paper and paperboard products üAccounts for 6% of GNP (Gross National Product) üEqual to automotive and plastic industries üValue of all U. S. sales: >$200 Billion Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

Where do you want to live? Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

Where do you want to live? Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

Preparation for the jobs today and over the next 5 years Survey says: Ø

Preparation for the jobs today and over the next 5 years Survey says: Ø While in HS take as much math & science as possible. (AP) After HS enroll in the Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Imaging departments at fine institutions such as GT. Ø Join TAPPI as a student member to gain unparalleled Knowledge & Networking opportunities. Ø Major in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, and Paper Science engineering. As well as Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, and Finance. Ø We also want employees to have interpersonal savvy, adaptability, problem solving skills and the ability to learn on the fly. Ø According to several surveys the employment needs of the Paper Industry in the U. S. alone are approximately 3, 000 people per year. Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

“There are lots of positions in the industry. Let’s look at Engineering” Developed by

“There are lots of positions in the industry. Let’s look at Engineering” Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

TOP 10 REASONS TO BECOME A PAPER ENGINEER Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi.

TOP 10 REASONS TO BECOME A PAPER ENGINEER Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

10. People If you like analytical, creative problem-solvers who are good in math and

10. People If you like analytical, creative problem-solvers who are good in math and science, think on their feet and work well in a team – um, never mind. If you’re still reading, you are one. Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

9. Impact The US paper industry is about the size of the US auto

9. Impact The US paper industry is about the size of the US auto or plastics industries – but cleaner, greener and a lot more efficient. Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

8. Career Within 10 years, a third of the paper and pulp industry management

8. Career Within 10 years, a third of the paper and pulp industry management will retire (Yeah, we could’ve planned better). They’ll be replaced by young people who are smart enough to start training now. Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

7. Earth Make your career in an industry operating fully sustainable and with renewable

7. Earth Make your career in an industry operating fully sustainable and with renewable manufacturing processes. For every tree we use, we plant 3 to 4. Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

6. Security As societies become more civilized, they use more paper. Oddly enough, as

6. Security As societies become more civilized, they use more paper. Oddly enough, as internet use rises, so does the demand for paper. It’s approximately 2000+ years old and here to stay. Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

5. Opportunity Want to work overseas? Do R&D in hot new fields like biofuels

5. Opportunity Want to work overseas? Do R&D in hot new fields like biofuels & nanotechnology? This is where to write your own ticket (on paper). Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

4. Demand Expect 3 to 5 solid offers when you graduate. More if you’re

4. Demand Expect 3 to 5 solid offers when you graduate. More if you’re really good. Many more if you go after them. Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

3. Power The biggest machines in the world make paper at up to 70

3. Power The biggest machines in the world make paper at up to 70 mph with temperatures and pressures to match. Sound like fun? Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

2. Scholarships Kiss tuition goodbye; we want you and we’ll pay to educate you.

2. Scholarships Kiss tuition goodbye; we want you and we’ll pay to educate you. Paid summer internships for hands-on experience are standard, too. You will work hard. You will not be bored. Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

1. Money Starting salaries for a paperrelated grad –paper science & engineering or chemical

1. Money Starting salaries for a paperrelated grad –paper science & engineering or chemical engineering with a paper concentration – are stratospheric compared to your friends in business or even Information Technology (IT). Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

P. S. This is just your top 10. For more, hit www. careersinpaper. com

P. S. This is just your top 10. For more, hit www. careersinpaper. com Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org

Sponsors Auburn University Cajas Y Bolsa SA General Mills Foundation Gulf States TAPPI International

Sponsors Auburn University Cajas Y Bolsa SA General Mills Foundation Gulf States TAPPI International Paper IPC Foundation North Carolina State University (NPT)2 SUNY Pulp & Paper Foundation SUNY-ESF Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering TAPPI Foundation University of Toronto University of Washington Pulp & Paper Foundation Verso Von. Drehle Private Foundation Western Michigan University West. Rock Developed by TAPPI • www. tappi. org