Student Life

Student Leadership Opportunities | Career Services | Accessibility Services

Introduction

Presidio Graduate School is a vibrant and growing learning community that challenges and engages students with leadership and career development opportunities. As a community committed to diversity and inclusion, we provide accommodation to those students that need support accessing the full student life experience.

Student Leadership Opportunities

Student clubs and organized events are an extension of the students’ learning experience and expression of their diverse professional interests and personal passions. Club-organized events, trips, and projects are planned throughout the semester and provide students with an opportunity to dive deeper into areas of career interest. Club members benefit from expanding their professional networks, gaining unique professional experience, and working collaboratively with other students.

Student Representatives

Students elect members of the Student Representative Council. This group is the voice of the student body, representing the perspectives and advocating on behalf of students with the school administration.

Net Impact, Presidio Graduate School Chapter

Net Impact is a professional organization dedicated to growing and strengthening a network of new leaders who are using the power of business to make a positive social, environmental, and economic impact. All students enrolled at PGS are members of Net Impact.

The Presidio Net Impact Chapter has achieved Gold Chapter Status. Gold status means that the chapter has exceeded minimum requirements to help enhance business skills, develop career paths, and build a community of support to change our approach to social and environmental issues.

Social Capital Club

The Presidio Social Capital Club promotes and coordinates events throughout the semester and provides numerous opportunities for networking across the student body and within the local community. Students determine the specific program areas; past examples include sustainable fashion, impact investing, sustainable food systems, green building, and cleantech.

Career Services

Overview

Support for career development integrates into the overall learning experience. Students are challenged in the classroom to build their self-awareness in parallel with their sustainability leadership acumen.

Our Career Services Office supports students and alumni to help identify and pursue fulfilling, mission-driven careers that are consistent with their values and priorities. A range of programs develops robust lifetime job search and career development skills.

Career Coaching Programs

  • Individual career coaching
  • Resume review, cover letter preparation, and mock interview practice
  • Internship and job search postings
  • Workshops, presentations, and information sessions on networking, job offer negotiations, and workforce trends
  • Networking opportunities with alumni and employers
  • Connections to professional associations and industry conferences

For an example of the career coaching programming at PGS, view a recent webinar, Careers in Corporate Sustainability.

Expert in Residence Program

Experts in Residence (EIR) provide students mentorship in a variety of disciplines and industries. Sustainability leaders from among the world’s leading organizations spend a semester in-residence at PGS. EIRs for the current academic year are Cecily Joseph, former Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec Corporation and Bill Weihl, former Sustainability Chief at Google and Facebook

Networking Opportunities

Central to our mission is providing opportunities for networking among students, faculty, staff, board members, and our organizational partners. PGS facilitates networking through community events, showcases, conferences, and introductions to professionals and organizations relevant to individual student career development goals.

Job and Internship Information

Students and alumni have access to the PGS Green Jobs Board, a customized list of job and internship opportunities across all sectors and industries from around the world.

Accessibility Services

Overview

Presidio Graduate School is committed to a diverse and inclusive student body. Students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations and services to assist them in accessing the curriculum and school environment. Students with either permanent or temporary disabilities may be eligible for a variety of support services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act, Section 504. Please review our accessibility services for more detailed information.