2024 Diamond Symposium

Are you looking to shape your future, expand your professional network, engage with Dow leaders, and explore how a career in science can enhance people’s lives? At Dow, we have the vision to become the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company in the world, and we want you to join us for a unique opportunity to engage with #TeamDow! We are currently seeking top, U.S. ethnic minority undergraduate students from universities across the United States. Learn more about the 2024 Diamond Symposium and how to apply below.

This in-person event in Midland, Michigan, provides you with a glimpse into our people and culture, and we can’t wait to meet you!

2024 Diamond Symposium

Dates: August 5-8, 2024

Location: Dow Corporate Headquarters, Midland, MI

Application Deadline May 24, 2024


Email us at FGLNADS@dow.com

Applications open March 1, 2024

What can you expect as a Diamond Symposium participant?

Each Diamond participant will have the opportunity to engage one-on-one with a Dow mentor and be assigned a functional cohort-specific to your area of career interest. You will learn about the company, culture, and career opportunities through engaging and interactive sessions with Dow leaders and other members of Team Dow, receive key professional development advice and connect with other Diamond Symposium peers. In addition, as a participant, you will have the chance to showcase your true self and what you are passionate about by delivering a 2-minute informative speech (a topic of your choice) to your functional cohort.

Participants can expect to hear from Dow leaders and members of Team Dow on the following topics:

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Dow’s Inclusion and Diversity Strategy & Programs

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Our Sustainability Journey

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Employee & Customer Experience at Dow

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Health & Wellbeing

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Building your Personal Brand

Participants in the symposium 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.


Diamond Symposium Alumni

Hear what our Diamond Symposium Alumni have to say.

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“What sets the Diamond Symposium apart from other events is how it showcases Dow employees embodying the work culture of the company. It’s evident that everyone puts their best foot forward and are extremely supportive of each other. Dow focuses on Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion which allows the company to excel. Everyone has their own way of solving a problem but it’s the differences in everyone that make an effective collaborative team; many solutions to one problem.”

Edd-lentz Philistin
Diamond Symposium
Class of 2019

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“One element of Diamond Symposium that stood out to me was the opportunity to collaborate for real business solutions and present my skills in a holistic and creative way. It demonstrated that Dow truly values different perspectives and encourages its people to not only lead but innovate.”

Tiana Acosta
Associate Corporate Communications Specialist
Class of 2019

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“My input has been valued since day one. I have noticed that my level of contribution has increased year after year as well. As a result, I have a better understanding of the chemical process and it allows me to go into meetings or troubleshooting with more confidence than at the beginning of my career”

Christopher Finley
Diamond Symposium Class of 2017
Product Engineer
Deer Park, Texas

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“I chose to work for Dow because of my experience at Diamond Symposium. I was really impressed by the authenticity, humility, and transparency of the leaders. During the event we had the chance to share a short presentation to leaders and interact with other participants through thoughtfully crafted activities. It was an excellent and brilliantly put together event.”

Adesimbo Osoba
Senior Treasury Specialist
Midland, Michigan

Network with our participating Employee Resources Groups

As a participant, you can gain access to any of our key partners who help make inclusion a priority at Dow.

African Affinity NetworkAsian Diversity NetworkHispanic Latin NetworkRISE
Disability Employee NetworkMENA Intercultural NetworkVet NetRISE

Opportunities beyond the Diamond Symposium

We are always looking for new talent and building a more inclusive workplace and may have an open position that could interest you.