Career Support

It’s not just about finding a job — it’s about launching a career that aligns with your vision, strengths, and values.

Work with Career Management Center advisors and other career education professionals to create a customized career plan, develop your personal and professional skills, make strategic decisions, and achieve your goals. And this support won’t end when you graduate — you’ll benefit from Stanford GSB career resources throughout your life.

Think of the CMC as an ally in your job search, both while you are a student and beyond. We help by unlocking a valuable network, offering career resources, and providing 1:1 advising — at every stage of your search. Here’s how:


Self Assessments

Understand your values and strengths by taking an online self-assessment tool. Get insights into what motivates you.

Career and Life Design

Explore your career and lifestyle interests with a small group of your peers. Use design thinking methods to create and evaluate multiple plans for different career possibilities.

Personal Career Advising and Support

Work one-on-one with a Career Management Center advisor who understands you and your goals.

Current Industry Information

Get comprehensive information on industries, career specialties, market forecasts, and other job-related data.

Stanford GSB Mentoring Network

Our alumni network is unparalleled in their enthusiasm and generosity. Find alumni and peers who will take the time to discuss your career and life goals, and share their perspectives on industries, functions, companies, and more.


Interview Preparation

Gain confidence, polish your responses, and think on your feet through role playing and practice interviews.


Participate in a range of programs and events designed to help you explore your career options and equip you with the skills to get there. Choose programs that are best suited to your current needs and the future you envision.


Employer Networking Events

Connect with employers at these major events:

  • “Fewer Than 300” Networking: An event for students to meet Bay Area employers with fewer than 300 employees. Talk to employers about their business plans and hiring needs.
  • Company Networking Events: We bring together some of our most popular employers — some focused on recruiting for post-Stanford GSB positions, others looking to fill internships.
  • Employer Presentations: Company leaders and recruiters describe their firms, discuss career opportunities, and answer questions at these informational forums.
A Robust Job Board

Our comprehensive job board includes opportunities posted by employers interested in hiring our students, as well as positions sourced by our employer engagement team based on your interests.

Student-Organized Club Events

Attend valuable networking events including career panels, regional treks, networking receptions, and conferences.

Support for Every Stage of Your Career

After you graduate from Stanford GSB, you’ll continue to have access to our job board, career advising, and programs with alumni needs in mind.


Student Spotlight

Stanford GSB CMC was very helpful. My career advisor sent me a job notification for a role at a company that doesn’t even post jobs on the Stanford GSB job board. She must have reviewed my previous work experience and my interests to understand that I was a great fit for the role. She also connected me with a Stanford Alum that had worked with the company. In the end, an offer was extended, which I gladly accepted.


Student Spotlight

My career advisor is a total angel and has been such a huge resource while at school and after! She took the time to run huge brainstorming sessions with me during my first year, connected me to alums doing things I might be interested in, and kept tabs on what I was up to for the duration of school. She always approached my questions with an open mind, and encouraged me to do the same.

Last Updated 14 Jun 2020