Why should students join IoPP?

IoPP Student membership focuses on growth both while in school and after graduation. Becoming a student member can provide a deeper reach in the industry, offers mentor opportunities with professionals, encourages stronger peer-to-peer connections and provides a number of opportunities to increase your packaging knowledge.

Join IoPP to get noticed by industry leaders and peers and to raise your stature as a packaging professional while you are still a student!

View the list of benefits



  • Certified Professionals in Training (CPIT)
    Do you have the credentials you need to stand out with employers in the Packaging Industry? The Certified Professionals in Training (CPIT) gives you a leg up on the competition!

• Invest in your professional development
• Certified Packaging Professionals (CPP) earn more than non-certified colleagues (per IoPP Salary Survey) 

  • Packaging Education Scholarship Fund
    IoPP awards more than $30,000 in scholarships through the IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund and Chapter support each year. Be sure to check out the eligibility requirements!
  • Student AmeriStar Awards - No entry fee for students!
    Winners become instant standouts in the packaging industry! The AmeriStar Package Awards Competition honors the most innovative package designs in the industry’s oldest and most prestigious design competition. Winning also provides a coveted industry recognized accolade for your resume.


  • PackChat
    Virtually collaborate on everyday packaging challenges! PackChat is a valuable resource for getting answers to your most pressing packaging questions, networking with packaging professionals, learning new trends, and so much more. Download in the App Store/Google Play

Visit App Store/Google Play
Search for "MemberCentric"
Download the MemberCentric app
Open the app & search for "IoPP"
Log-in with your PackChat credentials

Career Center

Looking to start your career in the packaging industry? Check out the newly revamped IoPP Career Center – now easier to use than ever before!
• Connect with individuals in the packaging industry looking for talent.
• Post your resume, allowing hiring potential employers to easily find you. Members post their resume for free.
• Browse or search available jobs posted by employers

Colleges and Universities with Packaging Programs