2020 Diamond Symposium

The Diamond Symposium is a student engagement event hosted by Dow and intended for top, underrepresented minority undergraduate students from Universities across the United States. This year's symposium will be held in a virtual platform and feature an impressive lineup of Dow speakers who will educate participants on our company, culture, and career opportunities, as well as provide key professional development advice to help build the leaders of the future!

Dates: August 3 - 5, 2020
Location: Virtual Symposium Platform
Application Deadline: May 31, 2020


What should participants expect?

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with Dow leaders and each other to begin building a professional network, participate in a "Day in the Life" activity with a participating function and give a two minute presentation of a topic of their choice!

Participants can also expect to hear from Dow leaders from all functions present on topics such as:

  • The Future Dow
  • Our Sustainability Journey, Inclusion & Diversity at Dow
  • Networking 101
  • Creating Executive Presence
  • and many more!

Class of 2019

Network with our participating Employee Resource Groups

African Affinity NetworkAsian Diversity NetworkHispanic Latin Network
Disability Employee NetworkMENA Intercultural NetworkVet Net

Diamond Symposium Agenda

Time Agenda Item
2:00-3:30 PM LinkedIn Seminar
3:00-5:30 PM Student Video Shoot & Digital Welcome Check-in
5:30-6:00 PM Hors d'oeuvres
6:00-9:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00-8:30 AM Welcome/Opening Remarks
8:30-9:30 AM Inclusion & Diversity at Dow
9:30-9:45 AM BREAK
9:45-11:00 AM Resiliency
11:00-11:45 AM Employee Resource Group Expo
11:45-12:30 PM Lunch
12:30-1:30 PM Networking 101/Building your personal brand
1:30-4:30 PM Day In The Life Activity
4:30-6:30 PM BREAK
6:30-9:30 PM Loons Stadium Networking Event
7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00-8:30 AM Corporate Responsibility
8:30-9:45 AM Sustainability at Dow
9:45-10:00 AM BREAK
10:00-11:30 AM Two-Minute Drills and Networking with Leaders
11:30-12:30 PM Lunch
12:30-2:30 PM E2E Experience
2:30-2:45 PM BREAK
2:45-4:00 PM Employee Experience
4:00-5:00 PM BREAK
5:00-5:15 PM Travel to Country Club
5:30-6:30 PM Fireside Chat
6:30-8:30 PM Dinner (Country Club) & Social Media Challenge Winners
8:30-9:00 PM Closing Remarks
6:00-11:30 AM Candidate Departure

Subject to change


Travel and Accommodations:

All travel expenses, meals and hotel accommodations for those selected to participate in the Diamond Symposium will be paid for by Dow.