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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, Circularity 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. 

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    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