BEST - Building Engineering & Science Talent Symposium
Dates: July 24 – 27, 2023
Location: Midland, MI or Virtual (final decision to be made prior to extending invitations).
Application Period: April 30, 2023
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Email us at BEST@dow.com
This video was recorded in 2018, prior to the pandemic
Dow’s BEST Symposium is primarily intended to introduce Black, Latinx, Native American U.S. doctoral and postdoctoral scientists to the wide range of rewarding careers in industrial research, and in particular, the many opportunities with one of the world’s leading materials science companies, Dow. This conference, developed jointly by our minority scientists and Ph.D. recruiting team, demonstrates our commitment to a diverse and inclusive work force.
BEST participants will:
Preferred degree areas are chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, physics and closely related fields. Applicants must have a doctorate degree received by December 2024. For maximum individual benefit, a limited number of applicants will be chosen to participate.
Participants in the conference may be considered for future employment at Dow. However, participation neither obligates the student to apply for employment, nor guarantees future consideration for employment by Dow. For those wishing to learn more about opportunities, please visit our careers page.
"I found this experience tremendously enlightening and interactive. You really gave the impression that Dow is a great environment and if what we saw was any indication then I certainly hope to find myself there in the future."
"The talks gave me insights from the inside about what a career in industry is about. This was important to me since I've always been interested in working in industry. The interaction I had with the company's leadership and the level of professional cohesiveness I saw impressed me."
"From what I learned about Dow at BEST, I now tell people it's not just a big company but a really great one."
“The skills that I learned were more valuable than many grad school workshops that I took.”
“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for giving me an opportunity to participate in the BEST Symposium. This was my first time to attend such a function and I want to admit that the experience I got was uniquely enriching. I learned a lot about the wide range of stuff that Dow produces, the working environment in the company and opportunity for professional growth.”