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GPS Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. Where will the conference be located at Stanford University and what time should I arrive?

A. GPS 2023 will take place at NVIDIA Auditorium, located in the Huang Engineering Center at Stanford University. Check-in will open at 8:30 AM and the welcome will begin at 9 AM sharp. 

Q. What is the cost of attending GPS and will transportation and lodging be provided?

A. There is no cost to attend GPS. Unfortunately, due to this being a free event where lunch is provided, we will not be able to provide assistance for transportation or lodging. It is recommended that if you know other students from your school that are coming to Stanford that you contact them and organize carpool and lodging arrangements.

Q. What is the dress code for GPS?

A. There will be no enforced dress code during the symposium. Casual to smart-casual is encouraged. There will be working professionals who will be attending but they will also be in casual to smart-casual type of attire. No need for complete suits or gowns.

General Questions:

Q.  I am a ______ (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, community college student, or someone who has already graduated) and I was wondering if GPS is for me and if I should apply?

A. Anyone is invited to apply! 

Q. Is GPS only for engineering students since it is hosted by Stanford and UC Berkeley Engineering departments?

A. Yes, GPS is designed for engineering students who are strongly considering an advanced degree (master's or PhD) in engineering. If you are considering a non-research degree, such as an MBA or JD, GPS is not for you. 

Q. I am a recruiter and I would like to table during GPS. Who should I contact?

A. Recruiters should register for the GPS Graduate Fair by 11:59pm PST Friday, September 8, 2023