Help Your Recruits Take Root 

TAPPI would like to help you sustain your organization – and the future of the industry – by offering your new hires and recruits (i.e. recent college graduates or professionals under 30) the opportunity to join TAPPI as a Young Professional at the student rate during their first year with your company.

For just $35 per individual, your company can offer the Power of Connection with TAPPI and subsidize this initial year of membership by including it in the hiring package. This facilitates a professional connection to enhance your new hire’s knowledge, experience, and performance in the industry. As many companies are hiring more qualified college graduates from various disciplines, TAPPI offers relevant background and support to help new professionals excel in their careers. After the first year, the TAPPI Young Professional member rate is just $119, a discount of more than 30% off the Professional member rate of $174.


Each TAPPI Young Professional Bridge Year Membership you purchase will provide your new recruit with:

  • Online access to industry magazines, journals, and 20K+ technical documents
  • Printed, industry focused periodicals
  • Weekly e-Newsletters on focused topics
  • CEUs and Professional Development Hours through IACET
  • Discounts on face-to-face courses, conferences and symposia
  • Mentorships through TAPPI Connect Mentor Match
  • Standards and TIPs online license 

How Do You Get Started?

To sponsor one Young Professional, use this online form to complete your sponsorship.

To sponsor multiple Young Professionals, please email your designated list of new hires (include their name, title, mailing address, phone number, birth date and email address) to Lori Madeline Smith ([email protected]).  

Then we will contact you for payment information, at which time, you can let us know if an invoice is needed or you can simply mail your payment to the following address and list “YP Bridge Year” on your check.


PO Box 933644

Atlanta, GA 31193-3644

We hope you will offer this opportunity to your new employees, as other companies have done with TAPPI young professional member sponsorships. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Questions? Contact TAPPI: 

[email protected]