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SGSI: Round 3 Deadline

Discover Stanford Graduate Summer Institute: immersive, interdisciplinary, accelerated courses for Stanford graduate students. A unique opportunity—only at Stanford.

SGSI offers immersive, interdisciplinary, accelerated courses for graduate students at no cost 2 weeks before Autumn Quarter. These half- or full-day, not-for-credit courses allow graduate students to explore other subjects, experiment with new ideas, and expand their networks amongst Stanford's diverse graduate community.

SGSI: Round 2 Deadline

Discover Stanford Graduate Summer Institute: immersive, interdisciplinary, accelerated courses for Stanford graduate students. A unique opportunity—only at Stanford.

SGSI offers immersive, interdisciplinary, accelerated courses for graduate students at no cost 2 weeks before Autumn Quarter. These half- or full-day, not-for-credit courses allow graduate students to explore other subjects, experiment with new ideas, and expand their networks amongst Stanford's diverse graduate community.

Get Advice from Advice-Giving Experts: Careers in Social Sector Consulting

Join us for a panel featuring consultants for nonprofits, foundations, and social enterprises who hail from a few of the top consulting firms in the U.S. Panelists will tell about their personal journeys to social/public sector consulting, share some of the valuable skills students can gain from consulting work, and offer advice to those looking to jumpstart their careers in the consulting industry.

  • Kendall Beckett, ’16, Redstone Strategy Group
  • Other Panelists TBD

"Here and Now - Moving Toward Justice" The 2018 Sally Dickson Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Reflection

The Third Annual Sally Dickson Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Reflection will feature Lateefah Simon, a nationally acclaimed civil rights and social justice activist and community organizer. Simon is currently president of the Akonadi Foundation, an Oakland-based organization dedicated to racial justice, leadership, intersectionality and cultural expression.

Joshua Hoffman: The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

Join us for a conversation with Joshua Hoffman, CEO and Co-Founder of biotech company Zymergen. Prior to Zymergen, Hoffman was a partner at Norcob Capital and a managing director in merchant banking at Rothschild, where he served on the management committee. He began his career at McKinsey & Company, where he served industrial and technology clients on matters of strategy, operations and organization.

Hoffman earned a B.A. in social sciences from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree from Yale University.

Champion a Cause: Jobs in the Field of Advocacy

Want to fight for an issue you care about as a career? Come hear from our advocate panelists who will share how they have drawn upon purposeful collective action to influence government policy, business practices, and cultural norms. Panelists will share their personal experiences in the community organizing and social movement space, and offer tips to students looking to pursue advocacy as an avenue of social change in their careers.

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