Alumni News

Browse or search the articles below and see what some Stanford GSB alumni have been up to professionally. 

January 26, 2018
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An MBA student with a background in marketing makes the transition to venture capital investing.
While coaching first-year MBA students as an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow, Jason Bornstein is figuring out how to help mentees learn to solve their own problems.| Kiefer Hickman
January 12, 2018
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With the school and the streets of San Francisco as her labs, a consultant finds her path out of the corporate world and launches Smitten Ice Cream.
Dissatisfied with the corporate world — and her frozen dessert options — Robyn Sue Fisher came to Stanford GSB. She left with a business plan for a churned-to-order ice cream concept that she then prototyped on the streets of San Francisco. | Organic Hobo
December 13, 2017
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The 2017 Employment Report reflects a strong market for Stanford MBA graduates and reveals their broad range of career interests and choices.
The Stanford MBA Class of 2017 gathers in CEMEX Auditorium before the commencement processional. | Saul Bromberger
December 4, 2017
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Fifty years and over 10,000 students later, Professor Jack McDonald continues to guide new generations of investors.
(from left to right) John Hurley, lecturer in finance; Stuart Klein, lecturer in finance; Jack McDonald, the Stanford Investors Professor of Finance; and Melody McDonald.
December 4, 2017
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The civil rights and feminist movements opened doors, and the advertising and marketing veteran took full advantage.
Kathryn Leary, MBA ’77 | Kiefer Hickman
December 4, 2017
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Learning where her peers ranked her influence among the group changed how Maria Lambert, MBA ’12 thought about feedback.
Learning where my peers ranked my influence among the group changed how I thought about feedback. | Elena Zhukova
November 30, 2017
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Business leaders across India gather to exchange ideas, share knowledge, and transform their companies.
Seed India Facilitator Harish Arnezath with a participant
November 28, 2017
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A job with an alum’s company leads to serial entrepreneurship, an MBA, and big paydays for his businesses and his alma mater.
Alex De Simone | Natalie Rumao
November 27, 2017
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One of the fathers of e-ink came to Stanford GSB to learn how to take his ambitions for change to a much larger scale.
Barrett Comiskey | Migo
November 20, 2017
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A decade after his eye-opening experiences on campus, an executive headed home to Mexico and started changing his new workplace.
Eugenio Garza y Garza, MBA ’97 | Kiefer Hickman
November 7, 2017
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The GMIX program gives an MBA student insights on making strides in a less-developed country, and gives an MBA alum access to valuable workers.
Narayana Hrudayalaya. | Photo provided by Narayana Health Ltd.
November 6, 2017
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Former engineer George Kurian stopped looking for black-and-white answers when he took the helm at NetApp.
George Kurian | Photograph by David Paul Morris
November 2, 2017
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A doctor working to promote the adoption of genomics learns from grad school both how to launch a business, and how to start over.
Unaligned DNA sequences viewed on LCD screen. l Getty Images
November 1, 2017
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Researchers examine the $1.7 trillion philanthropy sector to find the fissures.
People reaching-out from behind a fence | Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri
October 31, 2017
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Founders at companies like Tesla, Paypal, and Airbnb all have traits in common. Learn what six skills they share.
What Successful Entrepreneurs Know by Amy Wilkinson, Lecturer in Management | Tricia Seibold with iStock/hellokisdottir
October 23, 2017
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A free food-sharing app aims to go global with a hyperlocal focus.
A man looks at an iPad while sitting next to a crate of vegetables. | iStock/NeustockImages
October 20, 2017
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Entrepreneurs from Stanford GSB, Haas, Babson, and others show how they plan to overhaul the health care, renewables, and housing industries.
Changing directions | iStock/dane_mark
October 20, 2017
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Stanford GSB faculty and industry leaders help young executives of search fund companies navigate their new roles.
Creative business people in meeting. | iStock/julief514
October 10, 2017
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At a Stanford symposium, experts discuss shifting education expectations, technology’s impact, and new worker demands.
Taylor Pozen, 26, works with her dog Rari at the Tradesy office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. | Reuters/Lucy Nicholson
October 4, 2017
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The first Women’s Circles Leadership Summit celebrates and educates alumnae who share their personal and professional experiences across generations.
On Sept. 8 and 9, 2017, group co-leaders and regional team leaders gathered on campus to attend the first Stanford GSB Women’s Circles Leadership Summit. | ToniBird Photography