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Google Student Veteran Summit

The 2017 Google Student Veteran Summit application is now open through Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm PT.

“It was a fantastic experience and I was amazed by the quality of people, the great culture, and the opportunities that Google represents. Most of all, I had a blast while at Google and it was clear to me that fun continues for employees of Google in their day-to-day jobs. I am excited to continue to learn about Google and to stay in touch as I start my MBA experience.”
—2015 Air Force GSVS attendee (Harvard Business School)

Everyday, Googlers work on cool things that matter. We think student veterans should have the same opportunity. Each summer, Google sponsors the Google Student Veteran Summit, an all-expense paid, three-day event at our Mountain View headquarters. This year, up to 50 student veterans will be selected to attend the summit on July 12th - 15th.

This Google Student Veteran Summit includes a professional development curriculum designed to help veterans brush up their business skills and ensure a smooth transition to the civilian workplace. Participants will also meet members of Google’s Veteran community and get an inside look at the company’s unique culture of impact and collaboration.

Eligibility

To apply, students must:

  • Enter into a United States Business school full-time program in Fall 2017
  • Be able to provide proof of work authorization in the United States
  • Have served in one of the following United States Military Services: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy
  • Demonstrate an interest in the technology sector

How to apply:

  • Please review the Google Student Veteran Summit FAQ before submitting your application
  • To apply, please click here to complete the 2017 GSVS application. Please set aside time to complete the entire form in one sitting as we are not able to save your progress. This application includes submitting an essay and resume. See the FAQ above for the essay prompt.
  • The deadline to submit the GSVS application is on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:59pm PT

Application Instructions and FAQs

The GSVS application will open on Tues, Dec 1st and close on Sun, May 1st at 11:59 pm PST.

To apply, please complete the online application here.

Please ensure that you enter your information accurately and that you submit your application in one sitting as you are unable to save in progress. You will receive a confirmation when your application has been submitted successfully.

Please review FAQs for the Google Student Veteran Summit below. Should you have any additional questions, please reach out to studentveterans@google.com. Thanks for your interest in applying!

FAQs

  1. What is the Google Student Veteran Summit (GSVS)?
    Students will be selected to attend an all-expense paid summit at Google's Mountain View office. The Google Student Veteran Summit will include a professional development curriculum geared towards a smooth transition back to the civilian workplace. Participants will also meet members of Google’s Veteran community and get an inside look at the company’s unique culture of impact and collaboration.
  2. Who is eligible to apply?
    Eligible students must:
    • Entering into a United States Business school full-time program in Fall 2016
    • Be able to provide proof of work authorization in the United States
    • Have served in one of the following United States Military Services: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy
    • Demonstrate academic excellence in a business-related discipline and interest in technology
  3. What is the length of the program?
    GSVS 2016 will be three days the week of July 25th at our Google Office in Mountain View, California. Accepted students must be able to attend the entire program. More information will be provided upon selection to the program.
  4. When will I find out if I’ve been selected?
    We will review all applications after the application closes on Sun, May 1st at 11:59pm PST. We’ll reach out to all applicants to notify them of our decision by the end of May 2016.
  5. I’ve already submitted my application but I’d like to update my resume and/or school information. Am I able to do so?
    You will be submitting a Google doc version of your resume via a URL. Therefore, once you submit your application you are able to make direct edits to your resume until the application deadline on Sun, May 1, 2016 at 11:59pm PST.
  6. Is the program all-expense paid?
    Yes, Google will cover cost of travel, lodging, and meals during the GSVS Program.
  7. What is the application essay prompt?
    At Google, we have four hiring attributes and one of them is Googleyness. It is an adjective that is not defined in the dictionary but permeates our culture. Based on your understanding of Google as a company, in 300 words or less define your interpretation of Googleyness and share with us the qualities that make you Googley.
  8. Don’t see your question answered on this page?
    Please email studentveterans@google.com for additional inquiries.