Student Career Services

SPP Career Services and Alumni Relations promotes individual responsibility and resilience. Building on an analysis of their own strengths and an awareness of the issue areas where they want to make a difference, SPP students work with Career Services to identify key organizations, explore career paths that will allow them to bring their unique skills and experiences to bear, expand and manage their personal networks, craft tailored CVs and cover letters, prepare for interviews, and conduct salary negotiations.

SPP students can:

  • Take the professional development course, Job Search Basics and Beyond, an opportunity to focus on career development in a supportive environment;
  • Participate in group workshops on specific aspects of professional development; and
  • Schedule a meeting with a member of SPP Career Services and Alumni Relations to discuss your longer-term career goals and questions, job and/or internship search, or networking strategy; receive input on application materials; and practice for an interview.

The office also creates opportunities for members of the SPP community to learn from professionals, including alumni, working within specific fields and organizations. Organizations featured recently include Atlas Corps, Oxfam International, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Open Society Foundations.