Program at a glance

The Bay Area Graduate Pathways to STEM (GPS) aims to inspire diverse talent to become the next generation of innovative leaders through advanced engineering degrees.

Bay Area GPS is a one-day conference where students attend informative workshops addressing the benefits of pursuing an advanced degree, both MS and PhD, while also preparing for graduate school and the application process. GPS promotes graduate school opportunities to underrepresented minorities, first-generation and low-income students at Bay Area, Northern California and select Southern California universities.

UC Berkeley in collaboration with Stanford University

October 13, 2018 (2019 schedule will updated closer to event date)

8:00 AM                    Registration Opens

9:00-9:10 AM           Welcome

9:10-10:00 AM         Keynote Address

10:05-10:35 AM       Networking Workshop                          

10:45-11:05 AM       What advanced degree is for me?

                                    (MS, PhD, MS/PhD, MENG, 5th years master's, etc.)

11:20-12:30 PM       Strengthening Your Application

                                                -How to Apply to Graduate School

                                                -Crafting Your Personal Statement

12:40-2:00 PM         Graduate Recruiters: Graduate School & Summer Research Opportunities, Lunch

2:00-3:00 PM           How to Fund Graduate School

3:00-4:00 PM           Masters Rotating Career Panel

4:00-5:00 PM           Ph.D. Rotating Career Panel                      

5:00-5:30 PM           Closing Remarks

5:30-6:00 PM           Pairing with Peer Advisors

6:00-7:00 PM           Dinner with Peer Advisors