Thousands of employers engage with BEAM, Stanford Career Education to recruit students, recent alumni, and postdocs for full-time positions, internships, and summer employment. BEAM facilitates on-campus interviews, employer connection events, as well as the recruiting platform Handshake to connect employers with prospective candidates, post employment opportunities, and register for special events/programs.
Another way to learn of and work with graduate students engaged in particular types of research is through faculty members who direct that research. Corporations may investigate the appropriate research center or industrial affiliate program for easier access and possibly a closer working relationship with faculty and students in a particular academic or technical area.
Stanford students are governed, as are faculty and staff, by University policies on intellectual property. The intent of the policies is to limit the use of Stanford facilities to academic activities, prohibiting their use for commercial purposes or personal financial gain. Stanford students may not work for an employer in Stanford labs. The University is particularly careful to avoid possible misuse of students in situations where their advisors may have a consulting, or other professional relationship with a corporation.
Stanford has many different student organizations. These organizations are often looking for speakers from industry and are an excellent informal way for corporations to get to know Stanford students and students to know corporations. Please keep in mind that Stanford University is a non-profit organization, thus, there are important policy parameters to follow when working with student organizations:
- Graduate School of Business student clubs and organizations
- School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences groups
- School of Education students
- School of Engineering student organizations
- School of Law student organizations
- School of Medicine student organizations
- Student Activities and Leadership
Corporations may also want to contact the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) for more information about student organizations.