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Cardinal Careers Thursday on State Government
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2018 Cardinal Careers Fall Quarter Event Schedule

All events will take place in the Haas Center DK Room unless otherwise indicated.

 

Cardinal Careers Thursday - Consulting or Social Impact? Do Both.

Thursday, September 27th 3:30-5:00 pm

Join us for a panel featuring representatives from top consulting firms who will share their personal journeys to social 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 industry. Snacks will be served to those who RSVP.

  • Cameron Kennedy '94, J.D. '01, Director of Operations for the Public and Social Sector, McKinsey & Company
  • Jason Blau, Principal and California Office Lead, Redstone Strategy Group

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Truman Scholarship Info Session

Friday, September 28th 2:00-3:00 pm

Learn about the Truman Scholarship, which seeks juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in the public service. The scholarship supports graduate or professional study, leadership training, and fellowship with other scholars who are committed to making a difference through public service.

 

Cardinal Careers Thursday - From Fellowship to Leadership: Launch Your Career in State Government

Thursday, October 4th 3:30-5:00 pm

Interested in making a difference in critical policy areas such as energy, immigration, education, or health? Many of the most important decisions are made at the state level. Learn how fellowship programs can put you on the fast track to being a policymaker. Hear from two influential alums and a current Stanford student about their experiences working in Sacramento. Snacks will be served to those who RSVP.

  • Martha Alvarez ‘08, M.A. ‘09, Legislative Advocate, Association of California School Administrators and President of Board of Directors, Sacramento Stanford Alumni Association
  • Lucas Botello ‘07, Deputy Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council, State of California
  • Amulya Yerrapotu '20, former Intern, California Energy Commission

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Kickstart Your Social Impact Career

Tuesday, October 9th 6:00-8:00 pm

Learn how to turn your interests into a social impact job after you graduate! This event is a chance to have candid conversations with representatives from 60 public interest organizations. Learn about their work, career trajectories of their staff, and advice for entering the field. You’ll leave with inspiration, contacts, and strategies for your job or fellowship search.

  • Presenting Sponsor: Idealist
  • Keynote Speaker: Meg Garlinghouse, Head of Social Impact at LinkedIn

 

Cardinal Careers Fellowships Info Session #1

Wednesday, October 17th 5:00-6:00 pm

If you are a graduating senior or coterm with a deep commitment to public service, come to this information session to learn about the Cardinal Careers Fellowships! The fellowships provide full-time, mentored experiences in nonprofit or governmental organizations. Stop by for an opportunity to ask questions about applications, placements, and more!

 

One-on-One Advising with Dorothy Ngutter  

Thursday, October 18th 1:00-3:00 pm, Milton Room

Dorothy Ngutter, Diplomat in Residence at the U.S. Department of State, will be offering one-on-one advising sessions to help students explore careers in diplomacy and international relations.

 

Cardinal Careers Thursday - The Art of Diplomacy: Crafting Your Career in International Relations

Thursday, October 18th 3:30-5:00 pm

If you're curious about the life of diplomats, look no further than this event! With a Diplomat in Residence from the U.S. Department of State and a former ambassador to the Russian Federation, this event will explore their careers in international relations and tips for entering the field. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity! Snacks will be served to those who RSVP.

  • Dorothy Ngutter, Diplomat in Residence, U.S. Department of State
  • Michael McFaul ‘86, Stanford Professor and former U.S. Ambassador to Russian Federation

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One-on-One Advising with Josh De Leon

Thursday, October 25th 1:00-3:00 pm, Milton Room

Josh De Leon ‘18, an associate at the Partnership for Public Service, will be offering one-on-one advising sessions to help students explore careers in federal agencies and government.

 

Cardinal Careers Thursday - Workin' for the Feds: An Inside Look at Federal Agencies

Thursday, October 25th 3:30-5:00 pm  

Ever wondered what it's like to work for the federal government? Come to the Haas Center to hear guests representing the Department of Defense and the Partnership for Public Service describe their experience working for and with the federal government. Snacks will be served to those who RSVP.

  • Robert Hale ‘68, M.S. ‘69, Former Under Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
  • Josh De Leon ‘18, Associate, Partnership for Public Service

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Cardinal Careers Fellowships Info Session #2

Tuesday, October 30th 6:00-7:00 pm

If you are a graduating senior or coterm with a deep commitment to public service, come to this information session to learn about the Cardinal Careers Fellowships! The fellowships provide full-time, mentored experiences in nonprofit or governmental organizations. Stop by for an opportunity to ask questions about applications, placements, and more!

 

Cardinal Careers Thursday - Managing the World's Sixth Largest Economy: Michael Cohen on State Budgets

Thursday, November 1st 3:30-5:00 pm  

If you want to learn about what it's like overseeing the largest state budget, this is the event to attend. Our special guest will discuss his experience as the Director of Finance for the Governor of California and how to apply analytical skills within government. Snacks will be served to those who RSVP.

  • Michael Cohen ‘95, former Director of Finance, California Department of Finance

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Cardinal Careers Thursday - Opportunities Galore: Fellowships in Public Service and Social Impact

Thursday, November 8th 3:30-5:00 pm  

Interested in a professional fellowship in government, a leadership opportunity in the nonprofit sector, or a study or service experience abroad? In this workshop, you'll interact with ProFellow Founder, Dr. Vicki Johnson, as she guides you through some activities to find professional and academic fellowships that match your background and career goals. You'll create a free ProFellow account where you can bookmark fellowships that you identify during this workshop. From her experience as a four-time fellow, Vicki will also share her insider tips on creating a competitive application.

 

Stay afterwards for a unique opportunity to meet Bay Area Fellows from wide variety of local, national and international fellowships, including Fulbright, San Francisco Fellows, Education Pioneers, Capital Fellows and much more!

  • Vicki Johnson, Founder and Director, ProFellow

Note: For maximum engagement during this event, please bring a laptop.

Workshop Slide Deck

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Hume Workshop on Writing Compelling Fellowship Applications #1

Wednesday, November 14th 5:30-6:30 pm

Join Hume Writing Center staff at the Haas Center for an evening of brainstorming and essay drafting. A great cure for writer's block, this workshop will help you develop pages of ideas, a new set of writing tools, and the refined focus you need to write your personal statement. 

 

Workshop specifically designed for students applying for the following:

  • Cardinal Quarter Fellowships
  • Cardinal Careers Fellowships

RSVP Here

 

Cardinal Careers Fellowships Info Session #3

 

Thursday, November 15th 7:30-8:30 pm

If you are a graduating senior or coterm with a deep commitment to public service, come to this information session to learn about the Cardinal Careers Fellowships! The fellowships provide full-time, mentored experiences in nonprofit or governmental organizations. Stop by for an opportunity to ask questions about applications, placements, and more!

RSVP Here

 

Hume Workshop on Writing Compelling Fellowship Applications #2

Wednesday, November 28th 5:30-6:30 pm

Join Hume Writing Center staff at the Haas Center for an evening of brainstorming and essay drafting. A great cure for writer's block, this workshop will help you develop pages of ideas, a new set of writing tools, and the refined focus you need to write your personal statement.

 

Workshop specifically designed for students applying for the following:

  • Cardinal Quarter Fellowships
  • Cardinal Careers Fellowships

RSVP Here

 

Cardinal Careers Fellowships Info Session #4

Monday, December 3rd 1:00-2:00 pm

If you are a graduating senior or coterm with a deep commitment to public service, come to this information session to learn about the Cardinal Careers Fellowships! The fellowships provide full-time, mentored experiences in nonprofit or governmental organizations. Stop by for an opportunity to ask questions about applications, placements, and more!

RSVP Here

 

Cardinal Careers Thursdays is a weekly series held from 3:30-5:00 pm on Thursdays featuring skill-building workshops and speakers representing a wide variety of external fellowships, service programs, and career opportunities in public service and social impact. A Hume tutor will also be available each Thursday from 3:00-5:30 pm in the BIRC for drop-in tutoring. 

 

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