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Prospective Students

Welcome to Stanford EdCareers, the career services office at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE).

This is an exciting time in the field of education and we applaud your interest in exploring a graduate degree that will allow you to have an even greater impact.

Stanford Graduate School of Education degree candidates are highly sought after by organizations across the globe.  As a student (and as an alum) you will have access to the EdCareers Database that receives over 150 job postings per month from organizations  in all sectors including schools, education start-ups, government agencies, consulting firms and social service providers.

Another powerful benefit of attending Stanford Graduate School of Education is access to the school's alumni who are top leaders and innovators in the field of education and will serve as an invaluable resource in your career development.

We invite you to further explore our offerings:

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To gain a better sense of what our graduates do after they receive their degrees every year we survey our graduates three months after graduation. The Class of 2014 included 217 students from our MA and PhD programs, of which 97% provided post-graduation placement information.  

Here are some quick facts from the 2014 Graduation Placement report:

  • 93% of responding graduates were employed within three months post-graduation
  • 98% of those employed were working in an education-related organization
  • 92% of those employed were working in their desired geographic location

Review the full 2014 graduation placement report and infographic.

EdCareers educates students in reflection, exploration and professional development skills to help students achieve their personal career visions. EdCareers will provide you with the following resources to aid in your development while at Stanford:

EdCareers Database

Students use the database to search hundreds of job opportunities, employer profiles and other career development resources. You will also have access to the EdCareers Database as alumni.

Weekly newsletter

Emailed weekly, this newsletter will keep you up to date with career events at the GSE and around campus. It also includes new jobs postings from the previous week.


The Stanford Alumni Mentoring Program (SAM) can help you find a mentor in your preferred career.
Learn more about SAM.

One-on-one Coaching appointments

MA students can register via the EdCareers Database for up to two half-hour coaching appointments with a member of the EdCareers team to discuss career goals. PhD students are offered one coaching appointment per year.

Alumni connections

Join the Stanford EdCareers LinkedIn group and network with alumni who are passionate about education.


EdCareers hosts an Internship Fair as well as numerous workshops and panels throughout the year. View full calendar of events.

EdCareers Events

During your academic year at Stanford, EdCareers will offer many workshops, panels and an internship fair to foster your professional development. Our Internship Fair takes place at the beginning of fall quarter and draws over 35 employers. The event begins with 30 second pitches from the organizations followed by organizational tabling and mingling with students and alumni.

Review list of all current events and workshops.

Stanford Events

The Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) and BEAM, Stanford Career Education both offer career-related workshops, panels and fairs that are open to all Stanford students. For a detailed list of their activities please visit their websites directly. Stanford EdCareers includes many of their events in the EdCareers weekly newsletter that is sent to current students.

Stanford’s GSE graduates go on to various positions depending on their degree specializations. For more information on the backgrounds of incoming students in each area and their careers after completing their GSE degree, please follow the links below.