The Plastics Insights 101: Student Webinar Series provides college students the opportunities to hear about various career opportunities in the plastics industry from a wide range of industry experts and professionals.

These free and interactive webinars will run 30-45 minutes with a presentation from a plastics professional followed by Q&A.

With this series, students will get to:

  • Build on their knowledge with information that is related to their studies
  • Explore career opportunities in the plastics industry
  • Network and create relationships with key professionals in the plastics industry
  • Network with other students with similar interests
  • Learn about resources that will help secure an internship or job

Click to register for any of the topics you are interested in.

My Road to the Plastics Industry & Things I Wish I Knew
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
2:00pm ET
Jon Ratzlaff of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

Why Choose Plastics? Material Selection 101
November TBD
Whitney Miller of Underwriters Laboratories

Is 3D Additive Manufacturing a Career Path for You?
February TBD
Tom Raymond of Arburg, Inc.

10 Tips to Land a Job in Plastics from a Recruiter
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
11:00am ET

Zach Burns, President of Stratus Search, a professional recruiting firm serving the plastics industry, will discuss resumes, optimizing LinkedIn, networking, generating interviews, differentiating yourself from other candidates, evaluating a job offers, and things to keep in mind after landing the job to position yourself for career growth.

Plastics: How to Make Sustainability Your Job
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
2:00pm ET

Now more than ever, sustainable value proposition created by plastics is needed. Kim Holmes of the Plastics Industry Association will share about her role as VP of Sustainability. She will discuss both the rewarding and challenging sides of her job, how she obtained the job, and the path she took to get there.

Additional Resources:

  • The Plastics Industry Career Center – Free to all job seekers and provides access to the best plastics employers and jobs in the industry. Visit here to get started.
  • FLiP: Future Leaders in Plastics – learn more.

    Interested in speaking or learning more about the student webinar series program? Contact Leslie Schmiesing at