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Academic opportunities.

» Learn about promoting economic resilience, social equity and a healthy environment by taking one PSU’s many sustainability courses.

» Join a small, dedicated community of highly motivated students and engaged professors in PSU’s Urban Honors program.

» The Senior Capstone program gets students out of classroom and into the community.

» Expand your horizons. Let the Education Abroad program introduce you to the world.

» The McNair Scholars program makes graduate school and problem-solving research accessible.

» An online Business of Social Innovation Certificate teaches design thinking and social entrepreneurship.

» The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability packages a comprehensive graduate level sustainability education.

» PSU’s National Science Foundation- funded IGERT interdisciplinary Ph.D. program focuses on Ecosystem Services for Urbanizing Regions.


Co-curricular programs.

» The Student Sustainability Center offers events, programs, workshops, and volunteer opportunities for future leaders.

» Student organizations at PSU provide opportunities to connect with others on campus and develop leadership skills. Check out: Net ImpactEnvironmental Club, Food Action Collective, and Engineers Without Borders among others.

» The Student Community Engagement Center provides community engagement and service opportunities, helping students connect with organizations and efforts off campus.

» Students, alumni, and community members run workshops and seminars in the Continuing Engagement in Social Change program.


Career development opportunities.

» On-the-job experience is available through the Sustainability Internship Program and other internship opportunities listed on Career Connect.

» Student employment opportunities such as those at the Cultural CentersCommunity Environmental Services, Campus Sustainability Office deliver more than a paycheck.

» Want to use business for social change? Check out the programs of Impact Entrepreneurs and their Social Enterprise Field Studies.

» The Portland State University Alumni Association offers a number of career development resources for current students.



Click through the interactive presentation below to explore the different programs available to help you discover your path to changemaking at PSU.