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12@12 / 12@6

Connect with a diverse group of graduate students to informally discuss "big questions" or learn about their research and hot topics in their field. Over lunch at 12 PM or dinner at 4:30 PM or 6 PM, 12 students and a faculty or staff facilitator either choose complex, real-world questions to discuss over the course of multiple sessions, or, for those who choose the Outside the [Lunch] Box group, discuss their own research or a hot topic in their field.

Academic Chats

Wondering if a faculty career might be in your future? Academic Chats offer an opportunity to explore the skills and experience you need to launch your faculty career in a supportive environment over lunch.

Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor

Want to learn skills to communicate better and resolve issues with your faculty advisor? VPGE’s Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor workshop helps you develop a healthy and productive relationship with your faculty advisor..

Designing the Professional

Once you get your degree, how do you get a life? What do you want out of life after Stanford? Wondering how to weave together what fits, is doable, and will be truly meaningful? Then join us for Designing the Professional, offered in several different formats as a program or course.

Diversity Works

Diversity Works is a series of conversations with leaders in academe to discuss issues related to diversity and excellence in higher education.

Fellows Forum

Learn New Skills, Meet New People. Want to expand your academic skills while building your Stanford network over a healthy meal? Fellows Forum is designed for early-mid stage doctoral students, especially those in STEM fields, with priority given to Stanford Graduate Fellows in Science and Engineering (SGF Fellows) and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows (NSF Fellows).

Flourishing: The Art and Science of a Life Well Lived

What is human flourishing and how do we practice it in an age of hyper-complexity and ever-accelerating pace?

Leadership Dinners

Which leaders would you want to invite to dinner? Leadership Dinners are a unique opportunity to interact with inspiring leaders and a small group of graduate students over dinner at the Faculty Club.

Management Matters

Managing people matters, whether you’re managing up, down, or across. This comprehensive, three-session workshop focuses on simple principles to communicate with and effectively manage others.

Negotiation in Teams

Working in teams or with groups is much like negotiating in a multi-party environment. In this single-session workshop, learn about how negotiation can help you positively influence the teams you work with.

Preparing Future Professors

What does it take to be a faculty member at a teaching-focused university or community college? Preparing Future Professors gives you a chance to experience faculty life first-hand by shadowing a faculty member at Foothill College, San Jose State University, or University of San Francisco.

Quick Bytes

Get valuable nuggets of professional development wisdom over lunch or breakfast. Offered throughout the year, each Quick Bytes workshop focuses on a key area of professional development relevant to graduate students at any stage in any degree program.

WISE and WISSH Groups for Women

Since June 2001, Stanford has sponsored mentoring groups for women PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in science and engineering (WISE). For the past several years, a similar program has also been available for women PhD students and postdocs in the social sciences and the humanities (WISSH).

WISE Ventures for Grad Students

Stanford's WISE Ventures is a joint initiative of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity designed to advance gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (STEM) fields across the Stanford community.