Stanford MBA students don't fit a particular mold—and neither do their career interests.
Whether you already have a clear career focus or would like to explore new possibilities, our highly trained career services staff will help you chart your course.
Advisors at Stanford's Career Management Center (CMC) work hand in hand with you to create your personalized career plan. They facilitate development of your personal and professional skills, help you make strategic decisions, and accelerate achievement of your goals.
Below is a sampling of the more than 1,000 employers that recruit Stanford Graduate School of Business students:
Bain & Company
Banc of America Securities
Barclays Global Investors
Big Sur Land Trust
Booz & Company
The Boston Consulting Group
Cisco Systems Inc.
The Clorox Company
Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Eli Lilly and Company
Ford Motor Company
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Harrah's Entertainment Inc.
The Home Depot
Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
McKinsey & Company
National Park Service
Providence Equity Capital
Siebel Systems Inc.
T. Rowe Price
Trammell Crow Company
The Walt Disney Company
Wells Fargo Bank
MBA Class of 2011—Full-Time Positions
- 15% of graduating students accepted a job in the Northeast United States.
- 21% of graduating students accepted a job outside North America.
- 16% of the graduating class reported they were starting entrepreneurial ventures.
MBA Class of 2012—Summer Positions
- 11% accepted summer positions outside North America.
Stanford GSB Voices
"Having a master's degree and work experience in biotechnology, I wanted to continue to pursue my passion for health care, but in a different capacity.
I was confident that an MBA from Stanford would allow me to seamlessly bridge the scientific and business worlds of the biotechnology industry to ultimately bring new medicines to the market place. The Career Management Center enabled me to seek out unique career opportunities within the health–care sector."
Kai Brown, MBA 2007
Senior Manager, DURECT Corp.
"The Stanford MBA experience has taught me that openness and diversity are effective in enhancing organizations.
In the private equity firm that my partners and I are building and in the companies that we serve, I have found that marrying transparency with integrity strengthens business relations and produces tangible results.
My classmates' different backgrounds and interests taught me to seek opportunities working with individuals with varied skill sets but with a shared commitment to excellence."
Fawzi Jumean, MBA 2005
Pre–MBA: Morgan Stanley, Investment Banker
Today: Amwal Al Kaleej, Executive Vice President, Head of Dubai Office
Career Support for Life
Even after you leave campus, you'll have access to GSB career support resources that will help you grow professionally, connect with other alumni, and keep you in touch with management trends.
Personal advising and support—our small class size allows CMC advisors to work directly with you on your interests and goals.
Self-assessment—help with identifying and leveraging your strengths, as well as direction for skill development, if needed.
Resume and cover letter preparation—CMC staff assist you with developing personal marketing tools that will stand out above the clutter, emphasize your abilities, and target your specific goals.
Mock interviews—role-playing and practice interviews enable you to gain confidence, hone your responses, and think on your feet.
Alumni mentoring and networking opportunities—Stanford GSB alumni are some of your most effective resources. Connect with alumni who are glad to provide mentoring or networking opportunities and lend the benefit of their experiences to your efforts.
Networking events—CMC sponsors or participates in a wide range of opportunities so you can meet and talk with business leaders in banking, consulting, consumer products, investment management, nonprofit organizations, technology, venture capital, and other fields.
"Meet the Company" presentations—company leaders describe their firms, discuss career opportunities, and answer questions at these informational forums.
Student-organized club events—career panels, alumni dinners, regional treks, networking receptions, and conferences, including Health Care and Biotechnology Symposium, Future of Entertainment Conference, and Marketing Summit, offer valuable networking opportunities.
Current industry information—the CMC Resource Center and website offer comprehensive information on industries, career specialties, market forecasts, and other job-related data.
Workshops—pre-term classes, Management Communication Program workshops, and CMC workshops help you make strategic career decisions and build a foundation for lifelong career management.
Career Fairs and Career Conference—two major career fairs and several industry panels during the Career Conference let you explore different careers, provide networking opportunities, and find job leads.
Industry Practice Interviews—Alumni working in industries of interest to you conduct real but non-evaluative interviews to prepare you for the evaluative interviews.