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Professional development

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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, personal development, and practical knowledge to support your next steps.

What we offer

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

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.

alumni networking workshop


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.

workshop 2019


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.

Professional development courses

Quarter-long, for-credit offerings to support your personal and career development.

Your Professional Development

Start the process of career planning early. From navigating career uncertainty to self-assessment, resume building, negotiation, and managing up, this course builds a solid foundation from which to explore your long-term career goals. 

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More on EARTH 200A

Professional Development Practicum

Developing a strong portfolio of skills and tools takes resources and partners. This practicum enables you to explore and develop a specific component of your professional portfolio with instructor support.

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More on EARTH 200P

Your Personal Development

Success in both your professional and personal life requires emotional, financial, and social intelligence. Build on skills from understanding emotional intelligence and living well under pressure, to conflict resolution and financial literacy.

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More on EARTH 200B

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Upcoming Professional Development Events


BEAM: What does meaningful work mean to you?

via Zoom
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BEAM: Networking with Alumni through Informational Interviewing

via Zoom
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SFI Seminar: Wealth Management and Sustainability Integration, Falko Paetzold

Zoom (Registration required.)
Precourt Institute for Energy

Seminar | Julia Rosen, '05: Making Impact Through Science Journalism

Zoom Meeting
School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

SkillShare: Gitting Started with GitHub

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BEAM: Tell your best story in an interview!

via Zoom
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Reframing Research Mentorship: A workshop for grad students on (re)starting your relationship with your faculty mentor

Margaret Jacks Hall, Building 460, Room 426 (4th floor)
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Making Scientific Figures in Adobe Illustrator

via Zoom
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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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