Hoover Institution Policy Boot Camp (Stanford)


The Hoover Institutions Summer Policy Boot Camp (HISPBC) is an intensive, one week residential immersion program in the essentials of today’s national and international United States policy. The program is intended to instruct college students and recent graduates on the economic, political, and social aspects of United States public policy. The goal is to teach students how to think critically about public policy formulation and its results.

Using a highly interactive, tutorial-style model designed to foster fact-based critical thinking on the most important policy issues, students will have a unique chance to interact directly with the faculty of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, comprised of world-renowned scholars in economics, government, political science, and related fields.  Each half-day will be dedicated to one topic, chosen because of its immediate relevance to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. Participants will collaborate through class discussions, study groups, and team projects that encourage diverse perspectives. Enrollment is limited, in order to facilitate maximum interaction with the faculty and other participants.


HISPBC requires a 100% time commitment for the duration of the one-week program, including active collaboration with study groups outside of class.


Stanford University does not offer participants academic credit or grades for completing HISPBC.


The boot camp is FREE to all accepted applicants. Program fees, food and lodging will be covered for participants accepted into the program. Travel expenses and other incidentals are not included.*


Successful participants receive a certificate of completion endorsed by Hoover Institution’s director and HISPBC’s faculty director. To successfully complete the program, participants must:

  • Attend all sessions
  • Complete their assignments and projects
  • Collaborate with their fellow participants in team projects and community-building exercises

If accepted, the UCSD Department of Economics has funds to aid students with their travel expenses. 


For any questions related to the program, please email hispbcadmin@stanford.edu.



Apply now for the 2017 Goldman Sachs Diversity Cornerstones!

Apply now for our 2017 Goldman Sachs Diversity Cornerstones!

Goldman Sachs invites you to join us this spring to get to know the people, culture and business of our firm through our diversity cornerstones. Our interactive programs are designed to provide exposure to the numerous career paths available in the financial services industry while honing the skills that will set you up for success as you explore future opportunities. Participants will enjoy skill-building workshops, group activities and networking opportunities with professionals at the firm.

Applications are now open on our careers website under the “Register for Upcoming Events” link. Goldman Sachs will provide domestic travel within the U.S. and hotel accommodations for invited participants. You can apply for multiple programs, but may only be selected to attend one.

If you have any additional questions, please

reach out to the Diversity Recruiting team at



PROGRAM DATE: March 23-24
LOCATION: New York City or Salt Lake City

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, February 12 by 11:59 p.m. EST

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should be undergraduate female freshmen and sophomores


PROGRAM DATE: March 30-31
LOCATION: New York City

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, February 12 by 11:59 p.m. EST

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should be undergraduate freshmen and sophomores who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender.


LOCATION: New York City, Salt Lake City or Irving/Dallas, TX

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, April 9 by 11:59 p.m. EST

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should be black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American and/or first-generation* undergraduate freshmen and sophomores


PROGRAM DATE: Multiple dates

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling application with deadline of Sunday, April 9 by 11:59 p.m. EST

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate freshmen and sophomores

* At Goldman Sachs, you are considered a first-generation college student if none of your parents or guardians completed a post-secondary, 4-year degree program in the US, or an equivalent degree elsewhere.

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Become Tomorrow’s Leaders in Technology: Horizons Fellowship Available

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become tomorrow’s leaders in technology. The program is a part-time 6-month experience (or full-time summer experience) that teaches software engineering and provides students with the network and perspective needed to launch their careers in tech. The program requires no prior computer science or programming knowledge. It is open to current university students of all ages. Students develop the arsenal of highly employable software engineers as well as the perspective of entrepreneurs.

Application Process/Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in a 4-year university program
  • Submission of transcript, resume, and standardized test scores on com.
  • Series of fit and technical interviews
  • Applications are on a rolling basis. The final deadline is July 20th 2016 but we encourage students to apply sooner as the program is already filling up.

Horizons Fellowship Details

  • 800+ hours of learning to build web applications
  • 1-on-1 mentorship from technology industry leaders
  • Speaker series consisting of entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, product managers and designers from successful technology companies & leading venture capital firms
  • Lifelong access to the Horizons Career Network

Students can apply here.

Full link: http://www.horizonsbootcamp.com/fellowship

Interested in a career in Investment Banking? Apply for the Rising Leaders Scholarship/Mentorship Program! Application Deadline: 05/01/15