SPEA provides opportunities for you to advance your skills, grow your network, and learn to lead outside of the classroom. Whether you want to get involved with the school, the community, our nation’s capital, or the world—we have organizations and enrichment opportunities for you to take what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it for the greater good while you are still in school.
Opportunities for every degree level
Gain work-related experience and network with your peers and potential employers—while advancing your leadership skills with SPEA and IU student organizations and other opportunities open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
SPEA Annual Auction & Gala
Every spring, we hold an auction and gala to raise money for SPEA graduate students’ professional development grants and to help those with unpaid or minimally paid internships. Guests enjoy a cash bar, appetizers, and music while bidding on donated items in the silent or live auction. The event is entirely organized by our graduate students—find out how you can participate under organizations for graduate students.