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Whether you know what you want to do post-Stanford or are unsure of where to start, we are here to help you wherever you are in your career journey.

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Make a Coaching Appointment

The Humanities & Sciences Coaches offer general career support. We can help you with understanding more about what you want, supporting your job/internship search, and working with you on career skills, such as writing a resume or cover letter.

Meet Our Humanities & Sciences Team:

  • Associate Director of Career Communities - Humanities & Sciences (& Education)
  • Assistant Director of Career Communities - Humanities & Sciences (& Education)
  • Assistant Director of Career Communities - Humanities & Sciences (& Education)
  • Assistant Director of Career Communities - Humanities & Sciences (& Education)
Find online career resources

H&S Career Toolkit

We know you’re busy, so we created our H&S Career Toolkit on Canvas where you can quickly and easily find specific resources that will enable you to take the next steps in your career journey.

Stanford Earth Young Investigators, high school students work with grad students. Credit:  Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service
Learn about our career assessments

Know Yourself

Take career assessments as a way to know what you want in a career. We provide an array of self-assessments that help you clarify your interests and skills, develop a vocabulary to describe yourself as a professional, and establish a starting point for career exploration.

 The Career Development Center set up a number of outreach points this quarter. In a meeting room in Munger Dining Freshman Helen Xiong, right, talks with career counselor Kristin Conner who works exclusively with freshmen and sophomores. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service
Find a mentor via Stanford Alumni Mentoring (SAM)

Stanford Alumni Mentoring (SAM)

We offer the Stanford Alumni Mentoring (SAM) platform to make it easier to reach out to alumni for career conversations. SAM is a database of over 5,000 alumni from a wide-range of identities, backgrounds, and industries – all of whom have volunteered to help you. These alumni are eager to pass on what they have learned to you and are happy to engage in career conversations no matter where you are in your career journey.

 "The Graphic Novel" class in the English department.  Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service
Take a career course or program

Courses & Programs

Here you can find more information about the courses and programs offered through CareerEd. 

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If you know what you want to do and are uncertain about how to get there, take the next steps in your search.

Cindy Lin and Temiloluwa F Babalola. Credit: Andrew Brodhead / newslibrary@stanford.edu
Learn job/internship search strategies

Jobs & Internships

If you find yourself ready to pursue a job, internship, or another experience, there are a few steps you can take to secure an opportunity.

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Learn how to network to find “hidden” opportunities

Networking

Whether it’s to gain information, develop skills, obtain a job or internship, or build professional relationships, connecting with Stanford alumni is an essential part of your career journey. 

Alumni recruiting at a recent Career Fair.
Attend career fairs or employer-hosted events

Career Fairs

Career Fairs are an excellent way to connect with employers to learn about job and internship opportunities along with the specific skills they are seeking. 

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Below are some quick career myths that can be easily debunked to help your career journey.

Career Myths

  • Myth #1: I need to figure out my career right now.
  • Myth #2: My major will dictate which job opportunities are open to me after graduation.
  • Myth #3: I need to find a summer internship Autumn Quarter or it’s too late.
  • Myth #4: I have to find a summer internship after freshman year. That’s what everyone does.
  • Myth #5: I need a network of well-connected people to get a good job opportunity.
  • Myth #6: I don’t have any paid experience, so I’m not qualified for most job opportunities.
  • Myth #7: I need to figure out what I’m passionate about so I can figure out what I want to do with my life.

Learn the truth about these myths

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