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CSRE 190A: Public Service and Social Impact: Pathways to Purposeful Careers (ENGLISH 180, POLISCI 74B, PUBLPOL 75B, SOC 190A, SYMSYS 193, URBANST 190A)

How do I translate my interests and capacities into a career in public service and social impact? This course will introduce you to a wide range of roles that help shape public policy and civic life, including government, nonprofits, social enterprise and the arts. It can be taken for one or two units. For one unit, you participate in a weekly, interactive speaker series designed to give you a sense for what different public service careers are like. Each week, guests describe their organizations and roles, highlight key intellectual issues and policy challenges, discuss their career paths, and describe skills crucial for the job. For a second unit, you participate additionally in a more intimate weekly session designed to help you translate this knowledge into action. You will identify roles and organizations that might be a good match for you, build your network through informational interviewing, receive career coaching, and acquire the tools you need to launch your job or internshi more »
How do I translate my interests and capacities into a career in public service and social impact? This course will introduce you to a wide range of roles that help shape public policy and civic life, including government, nonprofits, social enterprise and the arts. It can be taken for one or two units. For one unit, you participate in a weekly, interactive speaker series designed to give you a sense for what different public service careers are like. Each week, guests describe their organizations and roles, highlight key intellectual issues and policy challenges, discuss their career paths, and describe skills crucial for the job. For a second unit, you participate additionally in a more intimate weekly session designed to help you translate this knowledge into action. You will identify roles and organizations that might be a good match for you, build your network through informational interviewing, receive career coaching, and acquire the tools you need to launch your job or internship search. This course is open to all students, not only those studying political science, public policy and other social sciences, but also those in the arts, humanities, sciences, or engineering. Course content will be relevant to both students soon entering the job market and those facing choices about courses of study and internships. It is co-sponsored by the Haas Center for Public Service, the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford in Government.nnStudents taking the course for one unit must enroll in the Tuesday lecture, and students taking the course for two units must enroll in both the Tuesday lecture and the Thursday section.
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