The FPSA's Young Professionals Group (YPG) is hosting informal roundtable sessions at the 2017 Process Expo for students and young professionals to share experiences and network. The show floor also will feature an area, “the Quad,” dedicated to these future industry leaders. Process Expo is being held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Ill., September 19 - 22.
"We've created the YPG Career Roundtable session on Friday, September 22 from 9:30 - 10:30 am as an opportunity for students and young professionals to network, find mentors, and hear more about the variety of career paths that are available in the food processing and packaging industry," said YPG Chairperson Kohl Schrader, who is technical applications manager for Poly-clip System. "Young executives in sales, marketing, applications and engineering will share their experiences on how they launched their career after college, avenues for continuing education and networking, as well as some of the challenges that they have faced over the last ten years." Young industry executives, who are FPSA members, also can get involved as mentors. If interested, contact Dolores Alonso, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Quad, along with an inaugural poster presentation, will be in the Process Expo North Hall expansion. This new opportunity calls for students studying food science, engineering, packaging and technology to submit an original presentation as it relates to the food and beverage industry. The Quad also will feature student mixers and networking opportunities.
Students also can take advantage of the new Refresh & Recharge lounge with 30-minute niche meet-ups. Attendees new to Process Expo also can attend the First-Timers Orientation on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19 and 20, at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to hear about the show highlights, meet ambassadors, take a brief tour, grab some refreshments, and receive a Process Expo keepsake.
For more information, visit www.myprocessexpo.com.