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    Made For Growth

    NPE2024 is the perfect place to apply your education beyond the classroom walls. Only here can you connect with thousands of industry leaders, companies and peers while coming face-to-face with groundbreaking innovations.

    Plus, when you attend the Student Career Development Workshop, you gain access to content designed to help navigate the post-pandemic job landscape and jumpstart your career.

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        Student Career Development Workshop

        Thursday, May 9 | 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

        Join us for a career-transforming experience that’s made for aspiring plastics professionals like you!  

        By attending this NPE2024 workshop, you will launch your career, make meaningful connections and: 

        • Gain access to the trade show floor, Outdoor Recycling Center, The Sustainability Hub and Spark Stages
        • Supercharge your resume and get interview do’s and don’ts
        • Optimize your social media presence to expand your network
        • Entry to the Student Lounge, plus free breakfast and lunch

        How to Participate

        The free NPE Student Career Development Workshop is open to current college students or students who have recently graduated. To participate, you must register for NPE® using your university’s exclusive discount code. Please complete the form on the left to request a complimentary student registration code.

        Workshop Schedule

        Thursday, May 9

        8:00 – 9:00 AM


        9:00 – 9:15 AM


        9:15 – 10:30 AM

        The Latest on Plastics Circularity

        10:30 – 10:45 AM


        10:45 – 11:15 AM

        Super Charge Your Resume

        11:15 – 11:45 AM

        Social Media Profiles: How to Expand Your Network

        12:15 – 2:00 PM

        Lunch & Learn: Future Leaders in Plastics Panel Discussion

        Friday, May 10

        9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

        Student Show Floor Hours

        First Time at NPE®?

        NPE2024 is your best opportunity to learn from plastics industry executives who have shaped the field and Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) — plastics professionals under 40 — who are shaping the future of the industry. 

        Robot Arm Building the word "You"

        Student Lounge

        The Student Lounge is your hub for networking and camaraderie, providing a unique space to connect with fellow students from different campuses, share experiences and create lasting relationships.

        Location & Hours

        Orange County Convention Center – West Hall

        Thursday, May 9 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
        Friday, May 10 | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM