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StudentsCareer Resources to Use Right Now

Thinking about your next professional step? Get closer to your goals by making connections you can carry, even when you’re off the Farm.

Career Connections

1. Get Access with Stanford Pass

The Alumni Directory, Stanford Alumni Groups, alumni events—access them all with your Stanford Pass login. Be sure yours is set up (it’s different from your SUNet ID!) so you can tap into more programming and resources that go beyond student life.

2. Find Alumni with Your Interests

Did you know that the Alumni Directory with 240,000 alums is the only verified online listing of Stanford alumni and is available to students too? Set up your profile to start connecting with alumni who are in your field or where you want to be. You control what info you display, and with these tips for cold contacting, you’ll be set up to reach out.

3. Choose From Hundreds of Alumni Groups

Friends in your city. Peers in your industry. A crew with a shared culture. Who will you discover? Visit Axess to opt in to Stanford Alumni Groups and start expanding your network. (Tip: Slide the bar to “Y” to opt in. You’ll receive a confirmation email with login instructions within 24 hours.)

4. Join the Private Stanford Alumni LinkedIn Group

Yup—the alumni LinkedIn group is for students, too! Use your email address to join this private group, where other verified Stanford students and alums can view and post jobs (#hiring), share updates, and message one another.

5. Find a Mentor, Coach, Job, or Internship

Want the wisdom of someone who’s been in your shoes? Get access to over 10,000 alumni volunteers who want to help by creating a Stanford Alumni Mentoring (SAM) account. Then when you’re ready to pursue new opportunities, search for open positions on Handshake, the platform for alumni-posted jobs and internships.

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