Local College Co-op - Business Communications at Dow

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Houston, Texas





Job Description:

Dow has an exciting part-time cooperative education job opportunity available in Houston, TX. This position is open to qualified and highly-committed college students enrolled in a fully accredited college or university located very close to the Houston Dow Center. We are hoping to fill this role in June. Unlike a short-term internship project outside of school terms, this particular role is a long-term, year-round, undergraduate student position -- at least two full years in duration -- while the 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 job and co-op program requirements listed below and who can simultaneously succeed both in school and in a professional work environment.

Job Purpose

The position exists to provide administrative support to the Business Communications organization.

Key Job Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:


  • Actively participate in monthly team meetings by providing project status


  • Assist with submitting, filing, and tracking purchase orders and invoices in North America budget spreadsheet


  • Provide event and campaign support including actively participating on planning team, helping with communications, ordering/sending supplies, and potentially provide on-site support for tradeshows and other special events


  • Write, proofread and distribute internal communications nationally


  • Assist with updating internal and external web content


  • Schedule meetings and handle logistics as needed


  • Copy/Scan/Fax as needed


  • Order supplies as requested by the communications team


  • Arrange travel for team including providing options/booking


  • Serve as team focal point for sending/receiving packages


  • Take on other communications projects/duties as requested by the team


Required & Preferred Qualifications


  • While no particular academic major is required for this position, those pursuing Communications, Public Affairs, Public Relations, or Business majors are preferred and likely the best fit.


  • Student must have excellent computer skills and preferably experience using Microsoft applications, particularly Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.


  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and within a team are essential.


  • Those with very good grammar and communication skills and with a high degree of organization would be most advantaged in this role.


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize and manage various responsibilities simultaneously is extremely important in this fast-paced working environment.


  • Must be self-motivated and have a desire to do whatever is needed to assist the team and be able to adjust to changing priorities.


  • A high degree of reliability and professionalism is expected in this role.


Critical Requirements of the Local Student Co-Op Program


  • High school diploma/GED and already enrolled at an accredited college or university located close to the Houston Dow Center, pursuing an undergraduate degree.


  • Successfully complete a 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+ term and cumulative GPA on a 4.000 scale is required at ALL times - both to enter and to continue working 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-round at least 20 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 for at least 2 full calendar years (BEFORE completing classes for your stated undergraduate degree or BEFORE transferring out of the area). Students available for two years before completing their degree program are preferred and advantaged.


  • Reliable attendance and punctuality in commuting to work daily or at least 3 days 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 role at least one full year, must have at least two full years left before graduating or transferring out of the area, and must have supervisor approval before applying to each Dow 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 the 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 visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.


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.