We have over 80 students enrolled in the Paper Science and Engineering minor and are on pace to graduate over 30 students in this academic year. The program is doing very well and graduates are finding a multitude of job opportunities, whether they are looking for full-time entry level positions or summer internships or multi-term co-op experiences. Many PSEF member companies have been asking for resumes and getting in touch with students even before the semester starts, so it promises to be a very active recruiting season.
In September the PSE Foundation, in cooperation with the Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering faculty, will be selecting eight new Williams Leadership Scholarship recipients. This prestigious scholarship will cover the full cost of in-state tuition for eight new leaders who wish to enter the paper industry. Applications for the Williams scholarships are due in mid-September and the awards are made later that month. Recipients are selected for their superior academic performance, creativity in problem-solving, and demonstrated examples of exceptional leadership.
The scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the Bob and Barbara Williams Foundation. Mr. Robert C. Williams (retired) led an exemplary career in the paper industry, most notably as co-founder, President and CEO of the James River Corporation.