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Prepare for your future

No matter what discipline you are in or career goals you have, we want to prepare our undergraduate and graduate students for the future.

What we offer

We offer programs to support success in both your personal and professional life. Learn more about our co-curricular offerings that will build skills and practical knowledge to support your next steps. 

Career Conversations

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Learn about a diversity of career paths from people who know what it's like to be in your shoes. This is a lunchtime seminar held throughout the quarter as part of Professional Development Fridays.


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Have an honest conversation with faculty about the professional challenges and opportunities you face. This is a lunchtime seminar held throughout the quarter as part of Professional Development Fridays.

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See the calendar

Check out our upcoming professional development programs and events 

Upcoming Events 

Earn your certificate

The Academic Professional Program offers graduate students and postdoctoral scholars the opportunity to develop and expand their toolkit as professionals.

Learn more about the academic professional certificate program

Summer internships in sustainability

The School of Sustainability’s summer internship program provides you with a chance to contribute solutions to pressing planetary challenges at companies involved in the emerging and growing field of sustainability.

Learn more about internships

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Planning your next steps?

Check out the job board — our internal source for open opportunities. 

Job Board (SUNet ID required)

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Get inspired

Learn more about the wide variety of careers Stanford Sustainability alumni pursue.


Stanford Career Education

Find more job search resources such as resume workshops, mock interview practice, and employer contacts.

Stanford Alumni Network

Search the Stanford Alumni directory for people in your industry of interest and informational interview contacts.

Stanford Alumni Mentoring

Get advice from people who were once in your shoes. Connect with alumni who want to provide advice and perspectives.

Have questions?

If you are a current graduate student or postdoc, contact Clare Maloney-McCrystle.

If you have a role you would like to post to the job board, please email