Commercial

International Paper's Commercial New Grad Development Program is comprised of the Designer Associate Program and the Sales Associate Development Program. Learn more about each development program below.

SADP 2020 Class (2)

Designer Associate Program (DAP)

Our Job is to Help You Succeed

In the Designer Associate Program, college recruits leverage hands-on experiences at a manufacturing facility or design center that encourages them to implement IP’s Think the Customer engagement strategy as they work with our 25,000 customers across the world. This program:

  • Targets college recruits from packaging, design or mechanical engineering programs
  • Leverages hands-on development at a manufacturing facility or design center to prepare you for a structural design role
  • Provides opportunities to contribute to innovative packaging solutions through optimization and win/win design collaboration
  • Refines your career interest by growing through levels of design or other related fields, such as process improvement, project management, sales or manufacturing leadership

Possible Career Paths

  • Structural Designer
  • Lead Designer (local or national)
  • Segment Specialist
  • Design Services Manager

Your Job is to Help Us Move Forward

We are looking for students completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Packaging, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering or a related field and meet the following qualifications:

  • Strong academic performance with a 3.0 or greater GPA
  • Strong knowledge of CAD, Adobe® Photoshop®, Project Management and Microsoft® Office products preferred.
  • Permanent authorization to work in the U.S.

Sales Associate Development Program (SADP)

Our Job is to Help You Succeed

Get hands-on training and develop a solid foundation through the Sales Associate Development Program, which provides:

  • College recruits from sales programs and early career professionals with 2-5 years of solution-selling experience
  • A structured approach to early career development though hands-on exposure to the manufacturing and commercial processes
  • Project work designed to develop professional, technical and leadership skills
  • Opportunities to network and engage with senior leaders

Possible Career Paths

  • Sales Representative
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • National Account Manager
  • Sales Director
  • General Manager

Your Job is to Help Us Move Forward

We are looking for students completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Professional Sales, Marketing, Business or a related field with:

  • Strong academic performance with a 3.0 or greater GPA preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft® Office products
  • Customer focus, action oriented and a drive for results
  • Geographic flexibility
  • Permanent authorization to work in the U.S.