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Cardinal Quarter Toolkit

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Congratulations on being selected to participate in a Cardinal Quarter program. As you prepare for your summer experience, these resources may be helpful.

Preparing for Your Cardinal Quarter Experience

Many of the Cardinal Quarter programs have a required or suggested course or series of workshops already associated with the program. If your program does not have a preparation course, consider these opportunities:

Public Service Internship Preparation Course/Workshops

(not offered in 2021)

Come learn from staff, students, and community partners about how to have a successful internship experience! This weekly workshop series is presented by the Haas Center for Public Service in part to help you prepare for Cardinal Quarter experiences, or any internship you’re planning for summer. Workshops will be offered spring quarter in the Haas Center’s DK Room. Snacks and/or lunch will be served. 

If you want to take the entire series for a unit of credit, please sign up for EARTHSYS 9/HUMBIO 9/URBANST 101/ARTSINST 40/PUBLPOL 74/EDUC 9 on Axess.  

Cardinal Courses

Explore the many Cardinal Courses that may be relevant as you prepare for your cardinal quarter experience, or as options for future quarters after completing experience.

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Logistical Planning Resources

Making the Most of Your Cardinal Quarter Experience

Tips from Former Fellows & Host Organizations



General Summer Internship Advice

Resources Available During the Summer

International SOS (ISOS) & On Call International

Find contact information for International SOS (ISOS) and On Call International at the bottom of the OIA webpage

Mental Health

Acts of Intolerance & Sexual Harassment

While your first line of information and procedures should be the resources provided by your office, you can also access Stanford University campus resources.

Post-Cardinal Quarter Resources

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