Dollar General to Host College Symposium

February 18, 2019

Dollar General to provide upcoming graduates with an opportunity to meet leaders and learn about career opportunities.

Deadline to apply is Sunday, March 3, 2019.

As Dollar General plans to host its biannual College Symposium this spring, the major discount retailer is encouraging prospective graduates, on both undergraduate and graduate levels, to apply to attend!   
What is the Dollar General College Symposium?
The Dollar General College Symposium is a one-day event where selected upcoming graduates have the opportunity to network with fellow professionals, learn business strategies and tactics, meet Dollar General leadership and provide insight on multiple career opportunities within Dollar General.

The spring 2019 event is scheduled at the Company’s corporate offices near Nashville on Monday, March 18, 2019.   

Who should apply to attend the Dollar General College Symposium?
Graduates looking to enter the following fields are strongly encouraged to apply to attend the spring Dollar General College Symposium:
  • Finance
  • Store Operations
  • Legal
  • Supply Chain
  • Real Estate
  • Risk Management
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Human Resources
  • Merchandising
How can candidates apply, and what is the deadline?
In order to participate, interested candidates should complete an application through the College Symposium link available here before end of day on February 26, 2019.  Selected participants will be notified by March 1, 2019.  The application can also be located on the Dollar General Career webpage ( and then searching ‘College Symposium’ in the ‘Search Job’ box.

Why should candidates be interested?
Dollar General is a publicly-traded, Fortune 200 company with more than 15,200 retail locations in 44 states, 15 distribution centers and 135,000 employees that embody our mission of Serving Others each and every day. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation, diversity and teamwork, all while keeping our customers and communities at the center of everything we do! 

Highlights from Dollar General's 2019 College Symposium:

Students participating in the College Symposium had the opportunity to listen to Bob Ravener, executive vice president and chief people officer. 

Members of Dollar General's five Employee Resource Groups sit on a panel to discuss the Company's diversity and inclusion. 

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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