Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities at PACK EXPO International, Chicago 2022

PACK EXPO International Supports the Future of our Industry

PACK EXPO International offers programs and activities aimed at getting students excited about careers in packaging and processing through connecting them with professional mentors in the industry.


Workforce Development Pavilion


Stop by the workforce development pavilion to meet students from our education partner schools. Connect with fresh, emerging talent to take your company’s workforce to the next level.

West Hall Booth # 20033


Future Innovators Robotics Showcase


Robotics teams from Chicago area high schools are invited to bring robots they have built and provide demonstrations. PACK EXPO International attendees enjoy watching these fun demonstrations and talking with the young people about future careers in engineering.

For more information or if you are interested in sponsoring a team, contact Heather Zahory at [email protected] or 571-612-3204.

West Hall Booth # 21028


Amazing Packaging Race

The Amazing Packaging Race gives university students firsthand experience with the exciting possibilities of a career in the packaging and processing industry. Teams from colleges and universities across the U.S. race around the PACK EXPO International show floor to complete tasks or solve problems at the booths of participating exhibitors.

For more information, contact Kate Fiorianti at 571-266-4406 or [email protected].

Sponsored by 


North Hall # 4736


Pack Challenge

Pack Challenge Logo

A new competition will debut this fall at PACK EXPO International—PACK Challenge! Six teams of high school students will be selected to participate in assembling a snack filler machine specifically designed for this competition onsite in Chicago.

Sponsored by 

Pepsi Co


CareerLink LIVE

CareerLink LIVE is an opportunity for PMMI, CPA and IoPP members – and Consumer Packages Goods companies – to connect with students pursuing careers in packaging at PACK EXPO International.

For more information contact Kate Fiorianti at [email protected].