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Student Program Details

What is the Student Program?

The Student Program at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is a unique opportunity for student energy leaders to engage with companies searching for new talent, as well as learn about new energy initiatives. The 100 graduate-level students selected to participate in the Student Program have the opportunity to attend the Summit, participate in additional student-focused panel and breakout sessions, and network with corporate recruiters. The 2015 selected students will include a diverse mix of technical, business, and policy students from top institutions, who are energy leaders on their campuses and have the goal of transitioning to a professional career in the energy sector.

How does a student submit and what information will be needed?

The online application will open August 2014. Applicants should be prepared to upload a pdf version of their resume and answer the following questions.
  • Explain why you are interested in attending the 2015 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit and what you hope to gain from participating in the 2015 student program.
  • Highlight a past experience where you engaged in the energy innovation ecosystem and how you plan to build upon this experience going forward.
  • Describe your on-campus involvement related to energy, whether in the form of energy clubs, on-campus energy efficiency research, or other organizations.
  • Highlight/expand on any other accomplishments or activities you would like to have taken under consideration.

What is included in a Student Program registration?

Accepted students will receive a complimentary student registration pass to the Summit. Each participant is responsible for making and paying their own travel and hotel accommodations.

What are the application due dates and when will I be notified of acceptance?

  • Deadline for applications: 11/21/2014
  • Accept/regret notices emailed beginning: 12/5/2014
  • Student invitation acceptance by: 12/17/2014

Note: If a student declines the invitation to attend the Student Program, an alternate will be invited.

How can my company participate in the Student Program?

For companies interested in the Student Program, participation is at no additional cost to your Summit registration. Participating companies will receive a resume book in advance of the Summit with the resumes of the graduate students participating in the program and a table at the Student/Company Networking Reception.

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