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Academic and Extracurricular Options

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As students begin to explore curricular and extracurricular offerings on campus, you may want to introduce them to colleagues, courses, research, and other opportunities in areas related to their interests.

The following resources in Academic Advising and across campus may be useful to you and your students as you work together to identify ways to explore academic interests and connect to opportunities.

Sophomore Tina Roh working in the Virtual Human Interaction Lab. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Undergraduate Research

Read guidance from VPUE Undergraduate Research on how to mentor undergraduate researchers, and how to apply for departmental and faculty grants to support student research.

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Jobs and Internships

Stanford's Career Education center has many resources for students interested in jobs and internships, including Career Coaching, Handshake (job and internship postings), sample resumes, and more!

Alternative Spring Break Program. "To Build a Dream: The Community of East Palo Alto". Haas Center for Public Service. The Ecumenical Hunger Program. Right: junior Molly Tanenbaum. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Public Service Opportunities

The Haas Center for Public Service offers a wide-range of opportunities and resources for students interested in public service, including advising, summer and post-graduate fellowships.

The 2017-18 Stanford Tree, also known as Anaxi Mars, recently visited the library’s Lane Reading Room. Credit: Linda Cicero

Academic Advising Newsletter

Academic Advising hosts a weekly newsletter for students to learn about academic opportunities across campus.  Each department receives a weekly prompt to encourage submission of relevant programs, updates, and opportunities. Consider featuring a new course or upcoming program in the newsletter.

Students practice in the Roble Dance Studio. Credit: Linda Cicero

Choosing Courses

Discover our resources to help students select courses, including "frosh-friendly" courses that require no prior experience, and 1-2 unit classes that allow students to explore a new field without adding a significant load to their study list.

Orange trees produce fruit in front of the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn building, home of SIEPR, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Hoover Tower can be seen in the background. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Exploring Majors

Providing a listening ear, talking with students about their interests, and helping students understand their options can bring tremendous value when it comes to helping students consider majors.  Read our student-facing guide for more ideas on how to support students as they search for a major.