For students studying in the packaging field, the combination of classroom instruction, hands-on experience, and networking with industry pros can provide a glimpse of the future as they prepare themselves for their chosen career paths. Shurtape Technologies, LLC, a leading producer of pressure-sensitive tapes, is hoping to round out that experience – and get students packaged for a successful start – with its Mission: Packaging, Educating for Success program.

Through the Mission: Packaging program, Shurtape will follow three students – selected via an application process that garnered candidates from packaging programs nationwide – as they pursue degrees in the packaging field. Each month, these students will be challenged with themed missions that are designed to help them build upon their educational foundation. They’ll be required to explore real-world issues, problems, trends and strategies related to packaging and participate in conversations with industry experts – all in an effort to broaden their horizons beyond the classroom and help them understand the varying aspects of industrial packaging.

As they complete each mission, they’ll report their findings via blog posts on And, they’ll be rewarded for their participation by earning a total of $5,000 to put toward their educational expenses and help prepare them for future employment.