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Off the Green Program

Off the Green is a career immersion program series (offered during Dartmouth breaks) focused on a career field or industry in a major metropolitan area. Each Off the Green program is designed to provide undergraduate students with an overview of a particular industry sector.

The Off the Green program is a joint partnership of the CPD and the Office of Alumni Relations; other Dartmouth offices often co-sponsor individual programs if they are offered in a mission-relevant industry. Off the Green was developed in 2013 to support first and second-year students participating in the CPD's Professional Development Accelerator program.

Students participating in the program engage in a series of site visits, presentations/panels, and a networking social with alumni.

Program Goals:

  • Learn about the range of positions available in an industry sector
  • Observe the differences between organizations including: office dynamics, culture, layout of the organization/facility, dress, interaction between colleagues, etc.
  • Make connections and establish relationships
  • Enhance and strengthen your networking skills

Why the program was created:

  • Opportunity to explore career areas of interest
  • Get an insider's view of professional work environments
  • Network and seek advice and guidance from alumni and parents in the field


Our next program offering is Off the Green: Careers in International Affairs & Public Policy in Washington, DC. This event will be held March 14, 2019.

This program will explore opportunities to work in Public Policy & International Affairs, from showcasing the range of available careers and opportunities to tips on the training and education you will need to work in these areas. This one-day career immersion program will include:

  • Site visits to the World Resources Institute, Google, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Conversations with 40+ alumni working in a range of roles
  • Alumni and parent networking reception

Space is limited. Priority will be given to ‘21s and ‘22s; all Dartmouth undergraduates are eligible to apply. Program participants are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from DC; we will provide transit during the day.

To learn more and apply, follow this link:

Applications must be received by Monday, February 25th at 5 PM. This program is limited to 25 students.

Additional Past Programs

  • eCommerce & Technology (Boston, March 2018)
  • Advertising & Marketing (New York, December 2017)
  • Global Health (Boston, March 2017)
  • Pathways to Medicine (Boston, March 2016)
  • Careers in Biotech and the Life Sciences (Boston, December 2015)
  • Careers for the Common Good (Boston, March 2015)
  • Entertainment (Los Angeles, March 2015)
  • Careers in Law (Boston, December 2013)