Young Professionals

Become a TAPPI Young Professional Member


Are you a recent or soon-to-be college graduate looking to make your way in the paper, packaging or a related industry? Do you want to get ahead of the competition and start growing your knowledge right away? Become a TAPPI Young Professional member now and take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Networking opportunities at social events with other Young Professionals
  • Specially-focused sessions and technical tracks at TAPPI conferences
  • A free mentoring program provided by accomplished professionals
  • Lower yearly rates for TAPPI membership

Become a Young Professional Member today.


TAPPI’s Top 20 Under 30 Award

All our Young Professional members are eligible to compete for the division’s Top 20 Under 30 Award, which recognizes emerging leaders in the industry. Winners receive:

  • An announcement in the spring issue of Paper360.
  • An invitation to attend their division-specific TAPPI conference.
  • A one-year TAPPI membership for free!

Get the recognition you deserve by downloading (PDF Download) filling out a nomination form now.

Get Involved in the Young Professional Division

Interested in building a better Young Professional community? We’re looking for people to help us with event planning, public relations, marketing and more. By getting involved, you can:

  • Participate in monthly planning meetings
  • Help organize Young Professional tracks at TAPPI events
  • Head up a Young Professional Round Table at the Student Summit
  • Develop networking events for all TAPPI conferences
  • Help us reach out to newly graduated young professionals


Sign up today and share your ideas by contacting [email protected]


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