The Student Experience
The STPP experience involves more than just the classroom. You’ll attend lectures on topics ranging from biotechnology and public health to energy and sustainability by active players in the science and technology policy field. As an STPP student, you’ll also have a chance to meet the speakers for lunch and ask questions about their work and field.
You’ll be invited to STPP gatherings like movie nights. (With pizza, naturally!) You’ll have the opportunity to attend events including a yearly career luncheon where you can ask questions about pursuing your career goals with professors, postdocs, and senior students who have experience with the science and technology policy environment, and learn about internship and fellowship opportunities. You might also have the opportunity to participate in special policy engagement projects, depending on your interests and the opportunities available.
STPP will also give you the opportunity to meet people from across campus and work with people you wouldn’t normally collaborate with on projects. The program includes students from throughout the natural sciences and engineering, business, law, dentistry, public health, and public policy. Through these interdisciplinary relationships, you’ll have a chance to build upon your professional network. When you complete the STPP program, you’ll leave with not only a certificate, but with relationships with colleagues in a wide range of fields, preparing you to work in an increasingly interdisciplinary world.