Stanford's greatest career resources are its alumni. Students are eager to learn more about particular practice areas and markets and what better way to gather this information than from those who are actually practicing? We've listed below just a few of the ways in which you can get involved:
Serve as a Public Interest Alumni Mentor
We maintain an internal list of Public Interest Alumni mentors that are willing to speak with students and other alumni about their work. We anticipate it would be a handful of inquiries a year. Some of our PI Alumni Mentors are contacted more and some less, as it depends entirely on student/alumni interest. We also do not publicly list the information anywhere. Only those who contact our office for career counseling and mention an interest in your work would receive your contact information.
There is also an on-line directory that the Office of Career Services coordinates. To be added to that directory, please contact them at 650 323.2734 or sign in through the “My Profile” webpage in the Alumni Directory. If you sign up online, we ask that you also complete as much of the business information in your profile as possible (including practice areas), because it is through this information that students and alumni will find you.
Hire a Stanford Student
If you have a legal position, whether for summer, school-term or post-graduate, attend our on-campus recruiting programs or post the position online to our students and alumni.
Volunteer to Conduct Mock Interviews
Each winter, alumni from around the Bay Area return to Stanford for one afternoon to give first-year students feedback on their resumes and interview skills. If you're interested, contact our office at 650 723.8974.
Participate on Career Panels
Throughout the year, the Levin Center schedules panels and presentations on a variety of practice areas and career-related issues and we're always looking for alumni to share their expertise and unique perspectives. The panels vary from year to year, but if you have particular areas of focus and would be willing to speak, please contact Anna Wang, Executive Director of the Levin Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650 723.2519.
Connect with Student Organizations
Many of our student organizations have extremely active calendars, whether it's organizing speaker series, a 3-day conference, or community events. They are always eager to have alumni participate or even just be available to give advice.
For information regarding other alumni volunteering opportunities, visit the alumni portal.