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Alumni Careers

Once you graduate, you will find yourself with a new level of expertise and a wide spectrum of opportunities. POLS alumni have gone on to work in leadership positions with educational nonprofits, corporate and educational recruiting, and PreK-12 and Higher Education administrative positions. Some POLS students find their niche in the academic world and pursue research-related careers or doctoral programs. Below are a few examples of the types of positions and organizations POLS alumni pursue following graduation.

  • Academic Dean, Arete Preparatory Academy
  • Academic Dean, Leadership Public Schools
  • Academic Program Manager, Summit Public Schools
  • Admission Counselor, Stanford University’s Office of Undergraduate Admission
  • Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Oberlin College
  • Assistant Principal, Rocketship San Jose
  • College Readiness Manager, Breakthrough Silicon Valley
  • Councilmember, City of San Jose (MA/MPP graduate)
  • Education Analyst, Emerson Collective
  • Education Director, Puente de la Costa Sur
  • Educational Policy Analyst, San Francisco Unified School District
  • LLI Study Coordinator, Oakland Unified School District
  • Program Manager, Reading Partners
  • School Partnerships Manager, NoRedInk

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.


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