Activities & Organizations

As a Stanford GSB student, you are part of the greater Stanford University student body. That means you can participate in all extra-curricular programs, organizations, performances, and forums available that make your life as a Stanford student richer.

Student-initiated clubs at Stanford GSB provide students with channels to address issues most relevant to them and offer opportunities to further develop their leadership skills.

Clubs invite speakers from companies and organizations, engage the community in awareness and service activities, and build connections that complement classroom learning.

Student Spotlight
MBA 2016

A native of Togo, Nadou moved to DeKalb, Illinois as a young girl. She graduated magna cum laude in finance and management from Carroll University, and then worked in finance at Kimberly-Clark and Google for six years. Nadou is chief operating officer of the MBA Student Association and in August co-led a global seminar trip to South Korea for first-year MBA students. After graduation, Nadou would like to scale businesses that improve the lives of consumers in Africa.

Student speaking with Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber
Guest Speakers

A student-led program that brings respected global business and government leaders to Stanford GSB to share insights on effective leadership.

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Finance and Investment Club

The F&I Club provides its members with a forum to explore and learn about various aspects of the financial world. A primary club activity is the management of a $150,000 portfolio that is part of the business school’s endowment.

FinTech Club

The FinTech Club is designed for students interested in learning about or pursuing a career in the financial technology industry. The club seeks to bring together students, faculty, entrepreneurs, company builders, and investors around a shared interest in the business and societal impact of financial technology.

Food & Agribusiness Club

The Food & Agribusiness Club serves to advance the career and educational interests of the Stanford GSB community in topics related to food and agriculture. It also facilitates cross-disciplinary engagement on topics of agriculture with relevant Stanford clubs and academic departments.

Friends of TALK

Friends of TALK functions as the steward organization for TALK, a hallmark tradition of the Stanford GSB experience in which students share their life stories with classmates in a vulnerable, intimate, and supportive setting. TALK exists to support Stanford GSB students in the process of self-reflection and meaning-making of their lives; to encourage an appreciation and empathy for the vast diversity of experiences represented within the Stanford GSB student body; and to strengthen community and facilitate relationship-building within and between the two MBA classes at Stanford GSB. To that end, we oversee the weekly gatherings of TALK and provide coaching to students as they prepare to share their stories.

Gaming Club

The purpose of the Gaming Club is to provide an environment for people to explore the gaming industry. The club focuses on two goals — one on the business side and one on the social side. On the business side, the club provides a place to gain insights into the industry and help students develop new venture ideas. On the social side, the club provides opportunities to network with other people interested in the gaming industry both within and outside Stanford GSB, Stanford, and the Bay Area.

Global Management Immersion Experience Ambassadors

GMIX Ambassadors are a conduit for communicating student views, suggestions, and constructive feedback. They help students understand the program by providing advice, answering common questions, and referring students to relevant resources.

Golf Club

The Golf Club’s mission is to provide its members with opportunities to learn one of the most critical and under appreciated business skills: the game of golf. The club sponsors instructional clinics and organizes various opportunities for its members to compete with one another.

Government and Politics Club

The club’s mission is to provide a non-partisan forum to discuss government and political issues, bring government officials to campus as speakers, and offer opportunities to meet with government officials in California and elsewhere.

Greater China Business Club

GCBC is an exchange for Stanford GSB and non-Stanford GSB students who are interested in business in the Greater China region: Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong. The club provides opportunities to connect with each other, share knowledge, learn, discover, and create opportunities.

GSB Business & Environment Club

The Business & Environment Club’s goal is to cultivate a Stanford GSB community that incorporates environmental sustainability into its philosophy, curriculum, and operations, and empowers its students and alumni to lead on environmental challenges in their industries. We focus on the following three themes through our activities: 1) Foster collaborations and robust discussions about sustainability at Stanford GSB by leveraging the passion and connections of all members of the Stanford community; 2) serve as a guidepost and all-encompassing resource at the intersection of business and the environment for the Stanford GSB community; and 3) illuminate ways for students to incorporate environmental responsibility in their professional careers.

GSB First-Generation Low-Income Club

The GSB First-Generation Low-Income Club aims to create a community among students who share the invisible first-generation low-income (FLI) identity, helping them find each other and facilitating more meaningful connections through shared experiences. The club also aims to develop allyship programming that has far-reaching impact in business and education access for socioeconomically disadvantaged students and young professionals, bringing together FLI and non-FLI business school students to engage in discussions around class privilege and socioeconomic inequality, in order to create stronger and more effective FLI advocates among the future highly influential business leaders at the school.

GSB Future of Cities Club

By 2050, approximately 68% of the world’s population will live in cities. The purpose of the GSB Future of Cities Club is to provide an intersection point for cross-industry and cross-sectoral dialogue around complex issues and potential solutions that arise from urbanization. We will explore ways to make cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable through urban innovations, transformation of traditional industries, governmental policies, and participation of civil society.

GSB Future of Mobility Club

The purpose of the GSB Future of Mobility Club is to help GSB students gain a deeper understanding of the rapidly changing mobility landscape that is being disrupted by self-driving and flying cars, new ownership models, and multi-modal transport models. These changes will have an unprecedented effect on hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. economy — and on society as a whole — and at the same time, create new business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

GSB Gives Back

GSB Gives Back has hosted an annual fundraising event for the last 30 years, comprised of the charity auction and the gala. The auction consists of items donated by the students, faculty, and prominent alumni (such as box seats for the SF Giants, or dinner with KKR founder George Roberts). It is a silent auction which takes place over two weeks and culminates in a celebratory gala. In 2019, we threw an amazing, sold-out event at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco with nearly 700 attendees that was inclusive and fun for all members of the Stanford GSB community. Together, the event represents our student body’s single largest fundraising effort, with proceeds going towards student-selected charities. We raise ~$100K annually, and have donated millions of dollars to charity since our inception.

GSB India Club

The India Club aims to build and strengthen Stanford GSB’s ties with the Indian business and investor community, thereby increasing awareness about opportunities for information exchange and employment for Stanford GSB graduates in India. This is achieved through speaker series, small group dinners, and through interactions with Indian companies and investors.

GSB Midwest Club

The GSB Midwest Club aims to promote cultural awareness, career opportunities, and fellowship relating to all things Midwest at Stanford GSB.

GSB Pride

GSB Pride is a social and socially active organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students and allies at Stanford GSB. The goals are to provide a community for LGBTQ students and allies; to serve as a resource for our membership and the Stanford GSB community as a whole; and to increase awareness of LGBTQ issues in business.

GSB Search Fund Club

The GSB Search Fund Club’s mission is to provide an introduction to entrepreneurship through acquisition for students exploring the industry, as well as a platform to accelerate the launch of a formal search fund for students who have already committed to the career path.

GSB Show

The annual GSB show is a long-standing tradition at Stanford GSB. It is entirely student-written and student-run, consisting of videos, skits, and hilarious song and dance numbers, all designed to bring a bit of humor and wit to all.

Health Care Club

The Health Care Club (HCC) at Stanford GSB strives to provide co-curricular opportunities for Stanford GSB students looking to build their future career in health care. Through a host of networking events, speaker series, and social events we help foster a vibrant community of health care-minded peers. In 2013-14, the HCC had 80 dues paying members, as well as 56 Stanford GSB alumni and 50 community members who come from a variety of health care and non-health-care focused backgrounds.