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Meet Jason Hoepker

Aug. 13, 2012 –

Jason is a sophomore in the department and he is focusing on the Packaging Science Option. Jason comes to us as a transfer from the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture but when he heard about the Packaging program in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, he decided it was time to switch. Not only is he taking classes toward his degree, but Jason worked as a summer intern in our Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design this summer. He has also been active in helping the department promote our undergraduate program to help recruit new students. In his spare time, Jason enjoys hiking, climbing and cycling.

Jason Hoepker, SBIO Jason Hoepker, undergraduate in the department’s Packaging Science Option helping out in a recruitment event this past summer near Squires Student Center on the Virginia Tech campus.

About his experience in the Sustainable Biomaterials Department, Jason says: “My experience in the department has been great. I really was able to get involved in my major quickly. The professors sought me out and got me involved when I came into the Department. I think that is pretty rare in a huge university like Virginia Tech. I have been able to meet and build relationships with my professors even before taking a major class through an internship I got this past summer at the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design. Getting an internship after your freshman year is unheard of but, this department enables students to get experience early in school which will make it easier for students to get more summer internships and employment after graduation.”



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