by Taylor Kilgore
The University of West Georgia Accounting Club visited PrintPack in Villa Rica to learn the inner workings of a large corporation.
Students learned how the accounting department contributes to the overall success
of the company. PrintPack is one of the largest packaging companies around the world. The company specializes
in packaging for products such as potato chips, coffee, granola bars, pet food, gardening
supplies, and even medical supplies. Many of the companies work closely with PrintPack
to bring consumers the most innovative products on the market today.
“I really enjoyed the tour today,” said Natasha Wright, UWG Accounting Club president. “It gave us an opportunity to see the company and what they do. We really got a chance to meet their staff and the accounting department. Also, learning what the process looks like and what actually having a job like that could mean, giving us a chance to network.”
Students were given the opportunity to tour the plant in Villa Rica in addition to forming networks with the PrintPack accounting department. These relationships allow students to learn from professionals working in their field of study and how to apply their newfound knowledge to their own future career.
“It’s good to get these guys out of the classroom and into the real world to see what they will see when they graduate,” said Michael Hopper, UWG Accounting Club sponsor. “These people are about to start and intern program, and I hope it is UWG students to fill it.”
The UWG Accounting Club is organized by students for the sole purpose of providing students with the means to learn more about the profession. Visiting corporations like PrintPack gives students the opportunity to further their knowledge in multiple settings. The Accounting Club is open to all class levels, and membership is highly encouraged to build one’s knowledge of accounting services and the subsectors associated.