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Bay Area Graduate Pathways to STEM (GPS) is a one-day symposium co-sponsored with UC Berkeley designed to demystify the graduate school application for programs in Engineering. At GPS, students attend informative workshops that address the benefits of pursuing an advanced degree in Engineering, both MS and PhD. In addition, participants get the opportunity to connect with  graduate students from Stanford and UC Berkeley who can offer guidance on the graduate application process.

The mission of Bay Area GPS is to inspire diverse talent to become the next generation of innovative leaders through advanced engineering degrees. Bay Area GPS promotes graduate school opportunities for students who will promote diversity of thought and experience across engineering, including, but not limited to, first-generation students and low-income students at Bay Area, Northern California, and select Southern California universities. Bay Area GPS invites participation from students who demonstrate a committed interest to pursue graduate study toward a master's or PhD. If you plan on pursuing an MD, JD, MBA, or other non-research-focused advanced degrees, this is not the right program for you.

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Program Details

GPS will take place in person at Stanford University on Sat, Sep. 30, 2023 from 9am - 3pm

Deadline to Register is 11:59pm Friday, September 25, 2023

This one-day symposium is full of events that give students invaluable information on things like: navigating the application process for master's and PhD programs in Engineering, how to find the right research project, how to get funding, and the overall graduate school experience as an Engineering graduate student. Between informative lectures and the chance to connect one-on-one with peers and mentors, GPS gives participants a space to ask questions and find answers about pursuing an advanced degree in Engineering. Bay Area GPS is designed specifically for students interested in pursuing a master's or PhD degree in an Engineering field. If you plan on pursuing an MD, JD, MBA, or other non-research-focused advanced degrees, this is not the right program for you.

Program highlights include:

  • Presentation on the graduate school application process & funding for graduate programs in Engineering
  • Networking events
  • Professional and graduate panels
  • Lunch with graduate students in engineering master's and PhD programs at Stanford and UC Berkeley

 Register HERE