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Professional Development

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Prepare for your future

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No matter what discipline you are in or career goals you have, we want to prepare you 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 on the last Fridays of the month.

Pro-Seminars

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Have an honest conversation with faculty about the professional challenges and opportunities you face. This is a lunchtime seminar held on the first Fridays of the month.

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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

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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.

Careers

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?

Audrey Yau

If you are a current graduate student or postdoc, contact the Educational Affairs Program Director, Audrey Yau at audyau@stanford.edu.

If you are a working professional looking for non-degree, short courses, please visit Stanford Online, or Stanford Executive Education.