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Career Center
563 Salvatierra Walk
(650) 723-3963
Employment Services?
Placement Services?
Other Career Services
  • Cardinal Recruiting, on-campus interview program
  • Career counseling
  • Career fairs
  • Letter of Recommendation service
  • Recruiting resources
  • Stanford Alumni Mentoring (SAM)
Best Student Jobs On Campus
  • Tutor
  • Campus tour guide
  • Call center
Worst Student Jobs On Campus
  • Call center
  • Food service
  • Library at night
Best Places to Work Off Campus
  • Google
  • Mozilla
  • Trader Joe's
  • Stanford Shopping Center
  • Facebook
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
  • Become a member of the Stanford Alumni Network as soon as you get to campus. This online database can help you find alumni in specific cities and in specific career areas.
  • Check out the CDC (Career Development Center), and get there early-the first quarter of your freshman year is a great time to start. Once you've gotten into the system and figured out how everything works, it'll be a lot easier to take advantage of all the services CDC offers. Unlike some other schools, Stanford's Career Services can be a busy place; there are a lot of motivated students looking for jobs and internships, so it's important to make a name for yourself early on.
  • Get involved with the Stanford Alumni Mentoring program (SAM). This program allows you to make a profile online, view the profiles of perspective mentors (Stanford alumni), and then choose what mentor you would like. These mentors can help you figure out the next steps post-graduation, find internships, and maybe even refer you for your first job.
  • Network, network, network!
  • Stanford has multiple career fairs throughout the year, and there are always top companies and organizations that participate. Stop by career fairs, talk to recruiters, and make sure to bring your resume.
  • Talk to faculty and staff. All of the faculty and staff have been in your situation before and know many people. Look for faculty/staff that have similar interests as you, and talk to them about career and internship options.
  • You can also use the CDC to find jobs on campus. On-campus jobs usually pay between $10 and $15 an hour and range from easy jobs that allow you to do your homework on site to jobs that may interest your career path.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • Bain
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
Grads Entering Job Market
Within six months: 81%

Student Polls

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 53 responses

  • 77% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
  • 21% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 2% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 0% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 55 responses

  • 71% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.
  • 25% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 4% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 0% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
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