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May 9, 2020 0:00
United States

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Here’s what you should know about the event. For any other questions, please contact google-events-team@google.com. Be sure to incude Sandbox: [CITY NAME], in the subject line. 

Why is Google hosting this event?

Google strives to cultivate inclusive programs and events around the globe. We believe that diversity of perspectives and ideas leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone. We also aim to support local tech communities and partners and help foster connection and innovation at Sandbox events and beyond. Google Sandbox is designed to provide insights into work at Google through a closer look at our technology and culture, with a focus on bringing together Googlers and historically underrepresented communities in tech to connect and collaborate.There will also be recruiters available to speak with anyone interested in employment opportunities.

Is transportation to the event available?

You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the events. Please note that this event is intended for participants local to the [CITY, STATE] area. Participants outside of that area may apply and attend but would be responsible for any travel and accommodation costs.

Is this a diversity event?

While the Sandbox series has a dedicated focus on engaging people from communities and backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the tech industry, the event and application are open to everyone.

When are applications due for this program and when will we be notified?

We will be accepting applications until [DAY, DATE]. Every applicant will be notified of their application status on or before [DAY, DATE].

What happens if I am waitlisted?

Applicants who are waitlisted will be admitted on a space-available basis on the day of the event. If you are waitlisted, you are not guaranteed a seat for the event(s).

Can I bring a friend or attend on a walk-in basis?

You're welcome to have your friend or +1 apply to attend the event using the form during the open application period. Please note that we tend to reach capacity with pre-registered applicants for events. If you would like to bring a friend or +1 who hasn't applied, they will be accommodated on a space-available basis on the day of the event. Admission is not guaranteed for walk-ins.

I am a student, can I apply?

Yes! While this program is geared towards working professionals, we do like to admit some students to foster an environment of hands-on learning and mentorship.

Do I need to be a member of one of Google's partner organizations to apply for this program?

We welcome anyone to apply.

Should I plan to eat beforehand?

We will be providing heavy appetizers, beverages, and desserts designed to accommodate a variety of dietary needs and preferences. 

What attire is recommended?

We are casual at Google, so please wear whatever you are most comfortable in. We find that many people dress in business casual for Google events.

How do I get a job at Google? / How do I apply for a job at Google?

If you’re interested in Google career opportunities, please talk to one of our recruiters at the event or visit https://careers.google.com/.

How do I unsubscribe from event invitations?

If you wish to no longer receive event invitations, please unsubscribe here by entering your email address and clicking "submit". 

Additional Questions?

Email google-events-team@google.com with the subject line "Google Sandbox: [CITY NAME]".