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Project Illuminate: Shining the Spotlight on the Humanities & Sciences


According to the World Economic Forum, the most in-demand skills in 2020 will be complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, people management, coordinating with others, and emotional intelligence. We know our Humanities & Sciences students begin to obtain these skills during their tenure at Stanford. Through Project Illuminate, we will help students identify and articulate these kinds of strengths so that they become confident in their search for meaningful work.

Project Illuminate is a comprehensive campaign meant to highlight the Humanities & Sciences here at Stanford and beyond. Through a video series, student-facing programming, and quarterly newsletter, BEAM, Stanford Career Education is sparking a conversation about how Humanities and Sciences students develop skills and viewpoints now that will benefit them over a lifetime.  


ON SCREEN: 2017-18 Project Illuminate Videos

Tyler Doyle: Naming Consultant

Explore Creative Careers videos | Explore Health Careers videos


Students talking at an event.

In Person

Stanford Humanities & Sciences undergraduates and master’s candidates: attend our live events as we help you illuminate your own path toward meaningful work.



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In Your Inbox

Become an illuminator! Stay informed about what we're up to and get exclusive access to resources only for members of the Project Illuminate community.



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On Screen: Creative Careers | Health Careers

Watch our video series, where we highlight stories from Stanford Humanities & Sciences alumni. Coming soon!


In Person

Throughout the year, we host several opportunities for Humanities & Sciences undergraduate and master’s students at Stanford to come together as a community to design, venture, and pursue meaningful work.

Students talking in a group.

5-Week Intensives

Get job search ready in just five weeks. Come together as a group to clarify and shine the light on your skills and values. Complete critical job search tasks like polishing your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. Each week, hear from a Stanford alumnus as they present their unique story to the group and share advice.


Career coach helping a student.

Career Co-working Days

Drop-in with questions and work on career-related tasks with career coaches and other students every other Monday afternoon.



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Ask a Pro!

Practice interviewing or get your resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile reviewed by a pro. Schedule a 30-minute one-on-one session with an alum or employer volunteer through our online calendar system throughout the quarter. Sessions can be held over phone or Skype, day or evening.


Check the Handshake events section for more information.

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