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New Students: How to Get Started with CareerEd

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Welcome to Stanford University! All of us at Stanford Career Education (aka CareerEd) can’t wait to meet you.

CareerEd is Stanford’s career center. 
Our goal is to support you as you prepare for careers that are defined by meaning, purpose, and impact. We are here for you as you explore majors, consider your career options, search and apply for jobs or internships, connect with alumni and employers, and much more.

We provide support centered around academic communities. 
Each community has access to a dedicated coaching team and customized programming and resources. To learn more about what we offer your academic community, check out your community page:

Here are 5 ways you can connect with us:

  1. Read our weekly newsletter, the CareerEd Connect. 
    The CareerEd Connect is delivered to you on Sunday evenings with the subject line that reads “CareerEd Connect.” You’ll learn about our career events, resources, tips, and more!
  2. Check out Handshake. 
    Handshake is our online platform where you’ll find thousands of job postings and an array of career events. Be sure to complete your Handshake profile to receive tailored job postings and event information. 
  3. Attend a CareerEd workshop or career fair. 
    Check out our CareerEd Events page and Handshake for specific event information. Our on-campus and virtual career fairs are a great way to connect with a wide-variety of employers.
  4. Connect with our Belonging, Access, and Career Equity (BACE) team. 
    The BACE team offers coaching appointments and programs focusing on the intersection of identity and career development to ensure that students from all backgrounds and experiences, seen and unseen, feel heard and supported.
  5. Find individual career support. 
    Schedule a career coaching appointment or attend our fall career coaching drop-ins. You can also connect with alumni who have volunteered to help you with your academic and career planning through our Stanford Alumni Mentoring (SAM) program. 

Our office is located at 563 Salvatierra Walk and our building is open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm.

Again, welcome to Stanford!
Kristin Conner
Director, Career Coaching and Education