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Professional development

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Prepare 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. 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.

What we offer

We prepare you with Workshops, Skillshare sessions, and Pro-Seminars. See the professional development events list below.

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Workshops ground you in leadership, career, pedagogical, and personal development areas such as Teaching Earth Literacy and Alumni Networking. These are offered throughout the year – see below for upcoming workshops and events.

Stace Maples GIS workshop by Stacey Geiken


Skillshare is a peer taught series for sharing skills and practical knowledge. Lead a Skillshare for valuable teaching experience or go to sessions from Intro to Python to How to Design a Poster. Suggest a topic, sign up, or view the schedule.

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Professional and skill development seminars led by pros. Have an honest conversation with faculty and staff experts about the challenges and opportunities you face. This is a lunch time seminar held on the first Fridays of the month at noon.

Earn Your Professional Certificate

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

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Upcoming Professional Development Events

More Resources

Stanford Career Center

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

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Stanford Alumni Network

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

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Stanford Earth LinkedIn

Add to your professional profile and network with the Stanford Earth community on LinkedIn.

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Planning Your Next Steps?

Check out the Stanford Earth Job Board - our internal source for open opportunities. 

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Get inspired

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

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Audrey Yau
Audrey Yau, Stanford Earth Director of Educational Affairs

Have questions?

If you are a current graduate student or postdoc, contact Audrey Yau at


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

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