A versatile foundation
Our students leave Stanford for careers in the corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors. They work as scientists, data experts, conservationists, policy makers, engineers, attorneys, academics, and physicians, among other professions. The data analytics and observational skills students acquire in our programs are in high demand across a variety of careers.
Where our programs can lead you
Our alumni talk about their career journeys in the stories below.
Seismologist and professor
Geophysics MS ’99, PhD ’02
Earth Systems BS ’18
Energy Resources Engineering MS ’16
Academic researcher, water policy expert
Environment and Resources PhD ’10
Green venture capitalist
MBA/MS Environment and Resources ’08
Geological and Environmental Sciences ’10
Geological and Environmental Sciences BS, ’93 PhD ’98
Earth Systems ’04, MS ’06
Earth Systems ’08
Professional development programs
We want our students and postdocs to be ready for the next step when they finish their academics. We prepare them with three kinds of co-curricular training: Skillshares, Workshops, and Pro-Seminars, as well as personal development courses.