About Us

TAPPI Young Professionals Division

The Young Professionals (YP) Division was launched in 2014 as a new division within TAPPI. The YP Division is where undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates, and early career professionals come together to develop their leadership and technical skills, and to build relationships with peers and experienced industry professionals from across the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, and related industries.



Mission Statement

Our mission is to help guide and enhance the personal and professional growth of all TAPPI young professionals with a strong emphasis on communication, collaboration, and networking.

Vision Statement

We will create long-term value for young professionals by helping them build a strong personal and professional network, by providing world-class technical education, and by offering impactful leadership opportunities.

Become a member of the YP division now at a discounted rate, and get free attendance to our webinars, timely and relevant industry news delivered right to your inbox, access to the TAPPI Connect community, and several in-person networking opportunities with industry experts of all ages and levels of experience.

To join TAPPI and the Young Professional Division, visit the TAPPI website. Make sure to select "TAPPI Young Professional" or "Student" if you are a student or currently in your first year of employment to get a discount on the yearly membership rate and to receive communications from the YP division.

Get your Boss on Board
Most employers are happy to support involvement in a professional society like TAPPI. Here’s a sample email for new members looking to join.

Need help? Contact TAPPI Member Connection: 1-800-332-8686 (US) 1-800-446-9431 (Canada) +1-770-446-1400 (Worldwide) +1-770-446-6947 (Fax) [email protected]