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FAQ

When is the symposium? 
The 8th Annual Nestlé USA Leadership Symposium will be Tuesday, August 16th through Friday, August 19th, 2016.  This is includes travel days.  

Where will the symposium be held? 
At the Nestlé USA Headquarters in Glendale, CA.  800 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203.  Nestle USA will pay for all reasonable domestic travel and accomodations. 

Where will I stay during DLS if I am selected?  
Participants in DLS will stay at the Hilton North Los Angeles/Glendale, 100 West Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202.  818-956-5466.  Your hotel will be arranged for you by Nestlé.  Nestlé will pay for your 3 night stay at the Hilton.

Will there be internet provided in the hotel rooms?
Yes, upon check-in, you will be provided with log-in instructions for free wireless internet.

Will I be assigned a roommate? 
No, everyone will have their own hotel room.

When is the application due? 
All application materials must be submitted online by 5pm PST on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.  No exceptions.

If I've already applied, when will I find out if I am selected?
You will find out the status of your application between May and June 2016.  

I see to apply I need to choose an internship or trainee program.  How do I know which one I am interested AND eligible for?
It is to your benefit that you make an informed decision about the program you select on your application. Job descriptions for each of the programs can be found here:  DLS 2016 Internship and Trainee Program Descriptions.  You may also visit http://www.nestleusacareers.com/students.  If you still have questions about a program, contact leadership.symposium@us.nestle.com and we can put you in contact with the recruiter for the program your are inquiring about.  
You should also sign up for one of our live Virtual Info Sessions, where our recruiters will be going over the internship or trainee program in detail and be able to answer your questions.  

Tell me more about this DLS scholarship.
Students that are selected to attend DLS, will have the opportunity to complete a final round interview for the internship or trainee program for which they are a best fit.  If you participate in DLS and receive an offer for one of our undergraduate internship or full-time programs, you may also receive a scholarship offer.  The scholarship would be granted upon acceptance of the job offer with Nestle and would be payable to the university of the recipient.   Please contact leadership.symposium@us.nestle.com if you have any further questions about the DLS scholarship.

Can I get in contact with someone who has participated in DLS before? 
Yes. Contact leadership.symposium@us.nestle.com to let us know you are interested and we'll make a connection for you.

What if I can't complete my application online?
It is a requirement that the application be completed online.  If you have any concerns, please contact us. 

If I'm selected to attend, will there be down time to do homework?
Yes, there is some time in the evenings after the scheduled activities to use as you see fit.  However, the days are very packed.

What expenses does Nestle cover if I am selected?
Nestle will cover your domestic coach airfare (round trip), local ground transportation to and from the hotel on your arrival and departure, 3-night hotel stay at the designated hotel, and all scheduled meals.   
 
At the time of DLS, I expect to be traveling abroad.  Will Nestle cover international airfare to DLS?
           No, Nestle will only cover domestic coach airfare for participants.

If I am selected, what will I have to do to prepare?
Students that are selected to attend will receive detailed information about what to expect for the program and how to prepare.   Preparation may include, but is not limited to, completing required prework for the leadership sessions.

What if I am selected but I have a class, final, or other obligation during the DLS dates?  Can I miss a day?
To be a participant in DLS, you must be able to attend the entire program.  Exceptions may only be considered for the first day on a case by case basis.  
 
I am a freshman - can I apply?
Unfortunately, as a freshman you are not eligible for DLS 2016.  We encourage you to stay in touch to take advantage of opportunites like DLS in the future.

My relative works for Nestle.  Can I still apply?  
Relatives of Nestlé employees are not restricted from applying. However, please note that preferential treatment will not be given to relatives of Nestlé employees in the selection process. Moreover, Nestlé’s Conflict of Interest and Employment of Relatives policies will apply at all times. For example, a conflict of interest would arise if the applicant applied for an internship or trainee position that was within the direct chain of command or reporting structure of a relative. 

If you have another question for us, please feel free to email us or submit it on the forums.  Thank you!