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The following is USPTO Patent Examiner Recruitment infomation at the City College of New York, CUNY:
From March 7-9, representatives from USPTO's Patent Corps will be at the City College of New York (CCNY), City University of New York, to meet with and identify talented people in the region eligible to apply for patent examiner positions.
Thursday, March 7, 12 noon-4 p.m.
CCNY Career Fair at Shepard Hall
USPTO representatives will talk with qualifying students and alumni about patent examiner job duties and benefits. The Fair is free for job seekers from all areas. More information.
Thursday, March 7, 5-6 p.m.
USPTO information session providing more information about the patent examiner positions and the agency. Details available at the USPTO table at the Career Fair.
Friday, March 8, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon
Information sessions and interviews with USPTO Recruiters for patent examiner positions. The agency is seeking Patent Examiners in the following disciplines: Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering. To guarantee a 30-minute interview slot, individuals must register here, otherwise slots will be granted on a first come, first served basis.
For more information on the United States Patent and Trademark Examiner Recruitment, please visit Job Search Central, Science, Industry and Business Library at 188 Madison Avenue and 34th Street.