Becoming part of Stanford's academic community is among the most rewarding parts of the POLS year. Relationships with faculty, fellow cohort members, and administrative staff are central to the intellectual journey and will endure long after your time on campus.
We now invite you to get to know some of our recent alumni and learn more about the careers they pursue following graduation. Also, Shannon Birk Jibaja, 2013 POLS alumna, offers advice on how to make the most of your Stanford experience.
Students from the class of 2015 share firsthand insights about the POLS experience and offer advice for those considering the program.
POLS alumni work in leadership positions in a great variety of education enterprises, including edtech and firms, education philanthropies, corporate and educational recruiting, and administrative positions in preK-12 and postsecondary schools worldwide. Below are a few examples of positions and organizations POLS alumni pursue following graduation.
In addition, for the Graduate School of Education's students and alumni, Stanford EdCareers provides career counseling, a database of education-related organizations and job-postings, an annual career fair, and many more resources. Once you become a Stanford Graduate School of Education student, you will be able to register and start browsing for education-related jobs and career events.