Michael Best Invite to STEM Students Intellectual Property Open House & Apply for 2018 EDGE Internship Program

Michael Best is pleased to invite STEM students from the Chicagoland area to attend an Intellectual Property (IP) Open House at our Chicago Office. Our Open House will be held on Thursday, March 30th from 4:00 – 5:30pm, with strong encouragement for students to arrive by 4:00pm to participate in the formal Q&A session. We are eager to include your students and would appreciate you adding our event to your event calendars, weekly newsletters, and/or passing this information along via email.

Our event is an opportunity for students to visit our brand new office, get a glimpse into what life is like at a law firm, and learn about the field of Intellectual Property/Patent Law as a career path. This is a wonderful chance to meet some of our engineers, scientists, patent agents, and IP attorneys to network, ask questions, and make a lasting impression prior to our fall hiring season for our *2018* Summer EDGE Internship Program and full-time opportunities.

While our hiring needs for our 2017 program have all been filled, we anticipate our 2018 EDGE Internship Program to have openings in Chicago, IL, and also likely in Madison, WI, Milwaukee, WI, and Washington, DC for those non-local students interested in returning to their home base.

Our preferred majors are as follows:
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Life Sciences
• Mechanical Engineering

Our 2018 application is already open to allow you to submit materials; however, please note that we are not likely to begin reviewing applications until roughly August. Please see the attached Open House Invitation, as well as an EDGE Flyer/Program FAQs document which I kindly ask you to forward along as you deem appropriate.

Questions and/or RSVPs can be directed to me via email. We look forward to having a full house at the end of March!