Every year, students across the globe attend GHC to jumpstart and further their careers. With sessions, workshops, and other opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students, GHC will help you gain knowledge, make new connections, and create a successful future.

In 2016, 34% of our attendees (over 5,000 individuals) were students, 571 of who attended thanks to a GHC Scholarship. This year, we expect even more students than ever before. Join us in Orlando for the biggest GHC yet!

When planning, don’t miss:

  • Expo: Our career fair and expo is one of the most popular events. Hand out your resume and participate in on-the-spot interviews.
  • Student Opportunity Lab: The Student Opportunity Lab is an interactive session where attendees can seek personalized advice regarding their professional or academic endeavors. Choose the topics that interest you the most.
  • Open Source Day (OSD): OSD has provided women of all skill levels and backgrounds with the opportunity to collaborate and make a change. Join this day-long hackathon to develop projects for improving the world we live in.
  • Student Node: The Student Node is a fun, interactive space where students can gather between sessions to mingle and relax.
  • Early Career Workshops
  • CRA-W Student Tracks
  • Poster Session
  • Friday Evening Celebration: Dance the night away with your fellow attendees and celebrate all we’ve accomplished so far!

Don’t miss the chance to learn more about your field, network with new people, and discover how you can further your career. Check out what we have to offer to students below.


Scholarships are closed.
In 2016, over 500 students and faculty attended GHC because of scholarships. Scholarships cover registration, travel, hotel, and meal expenses.


If you didn’t get a GHC Scholarship, consider applying to be a Hopper. The Hoppers program allows those selected to receive a complimentary registration to GHC in exchange for volunteering their time to complete various tasks at the Celebration.

Step-by-step Guide

Is this your first time attending GHC? No need to be overwhelmed! Read our Step-by-step Guide to learn how to successfully register and prepare for GHC as well as what to do once you are at the conference.


We will offer an agenda just for students. This agenda contains multiple sessions, presentations, labs, and workshops appropriate for your level of education and experience. Begin planning your GHC 17 experience!