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Dow Chemical Local College Co-op - Intellectual Property Law in Midland, Michigan

Local College Co-op - Intellectual Property Law

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Date Posted:Fri, 11 Jun 2021

Position:Local College Co-op - Intellectual Property Law

Schedule:Part time

Job Number:R2017091

Primary location:

Country:United States of America

State/Province:Michigan

City:Midland (MI, USA)

Description

Dowhas an excitingpart-timecooperative education job opportunity available inMidland, MI. This position is open to qualified and highly-committed college students enrolled in a fully accredited college or university located very close to the Midland Dow site. Unlike a short-term internship project outside of school terms, this particular role is a long-term, year-round,undergraduatestudent position --at leastone full year in duration --whilethe student is simultaneously taking classes toward an undergraduate degree. This opportunity offers the student valuable professional work experience in a dynamic, multi-national corporation interfacing with colleagues and leaders in many different roles. This program is designed for academically successful students who meet ALL of the specific jobandco-op program requirements listed below and who cansimultaneouslysucceed both in school and in a professional work environment.

Job Purpose

The position exists to provide administrative support to office professionals, paralegals, and attorneys in a fast-paced IP Law group of the Dow Legal department.

Key Job Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Preparing drafts of letters and documents from forms/templates

  • Searching for patent references

  • Obtaining signatures

  • Preparing packages for shipping

  • Scanning and filing

  • Special projects

  • Other miscellaneous tasks

Required & Preferred Qualifications

  • Student must be able to deliver a quality work product, pay attention to details, prioritize tasks, and follow through on details to completion.

  • Student must be efficient and productive and be able to keep up with deadlines committed to.

  • Student should have initiative to work with little or no supervision.

  • Student should be able to take initiative on work that needs to be done, ask for clarity or additional instruction when needed, and be able to work independently as well as cooperatively with the team.

  • Student should be flexible, cooperative and have a positive attitude.

  • Student will have to lift heavy packages at times

Critical Requirements of the Local Student Co-Op Program

  • High school diploma/GED andalreadyenrolled at an accredited college or university located close to the Midland Dow site, pursuing anundergraduatedegree.

  • Successfullycompletea minimum of 6 credit hours per term during both the Fall and Winter terms(Sept-Apr).

  • Seeking high performing student with strong GPAs of 3.000+; however, a minimum 2.700+termandcumulative GPA on a 4.000 scale is required at ALL times – both to enterand to continueworking in the Dow co-op program. Attach a screen capture from your school’s website or a copy of your most recent transcripts/grade report showing classes and recent GPAs to this application. Eligibility to continue in this cooperative education program is checked every term.

  • Able to begin work very soon, usually within 3 weeks of the job offer, and work year-roundat least20 hours each week ONLY during our regular business hours(8am-5pm, Mon-Fri…max 8 hours/day and 30/week during school).

  • Commit to the role forat least1 full calendar year (BEFORE completing classes for your stated undergraduate degree or BEFORE transferring out of the area). Students availablelonger than one yearbefore completing their degree program are preferred and advantaged.

  • Reliable attendance and punctuality in commuting to workdaily or at least3days a week; therefore, dependable transportation, dedication and time management skills are absolutely required.

  • Registered/enrolled in their school's Cooperative Education Program before the first day at Dow and comply with the school’s policies/requirements, in addition to Dow's, for the duration of co-op employment.

  • Any current Dow college co-ops wishing to transfer into this role must have been in their current roleat leastone full year, must haveat leastone full year left before graduating or transferring out of the area, and must have supervisor approval before applying toeachDow co-op job posting.

Candidates who receive a job offer will be required to pass a background check and drug screen/medical evaluation and will verify school-related requirements and I-9 documentation before being hired into Dow.

A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visitwww.dow.comor follow@DowNewsroom (https://twitter.com/DowNewsroom) on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available onwww.dow.com.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us or you may call us at 1-800-523-3945.

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