At the Graduate School of Education and across the broader campus, there are numerous career exploration and support services available including faculty, program directors, alumni, and Stanford EdCareers, the Stanford Graduate School of Education's career resources unit. The ConnectED unit of Stanford EdCareers engages students and alumni in lifelong career exploration by connecting with the larger Stanford and education communities to create innovative learning opportunities that help individuals realize their personal career visions.
Graduate School of Education students and alumni from all graduate programs have access to several career development resources. These resources include:
Stanford EdCareers provides Graduate School of Education students and alumni a variety of comprehensive free resources through their EdCareers Database. All students are automatically granted access to the EdCareers Database during the summer prior to arrival on campus. To log in, go to http://edcareers.stanford.edu. This system facilitates:
Individualized Career Counseling
EdCareers' Executive Director Nereyda Salinas and Associate Director Jennifer Mason are both available to meet with GSE students to discuss their immediate career goals and facilitate their lifelong career management process. Career coaching appointments may be scheduled through the Stanford EdCareers Database.
Other resources provided by the Stanford community include:
Internships are intended to give professional experience to help bridge to a new career upon graduation. Students whose programs require an internship or practicum may potentially work off-campus in paid or unpaid internships, up to 10 hours per week, during the academic year. The role of the internship varies within each of the master's programs at the Graduate School of Education. A student's Program Director is most often the person who supervises internship units, although other faculty members may be appropriate.