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Be a Student Service Provider at the OAE

The OAE selects over 150 student service providers each quarter as exam scribes, visual descriptionists, lab assistants, volunteer notetakers, and more. Create a Student Service Provider Profile, sign up for positions of interest, and wait to get to matched to jobs organized through the OAE! Help fellow students with labs, notetaking, exam scribing, etc. and get paid!

Last modified 08/24/2021

Find Teaching Opportunities

Interested in identifying TA opportunities? Or other teaching opportunities, possibly outside of your own department or even off campus? Check out this website, provided by the CTL, to learn about the many options for teaching you have both at Stanford and beyond.

Last modified 09/17/2020

Career Development Courses

Many Stanford courses welcome graduate students from a variety of departments and programs. This list of current courses from Explore Courses appears to align with Grad Grow's Career Development competency and to be of interest to grad students broadly. Explore the list to find courses of interest to you and be sure to note any restrictions or pre-requisites.

Last modified 08/25/2021

English Courses for International Graduate Students (EFS)

English for Foreign Students (EFS) offers English language courses open to all matriculated international graduate students. Courses are offered in listening, speaking, writing and TA training for non-native speakers. Courses are in specialized topics like academic discussion, listening comprehension, pronunciation, advanced writing, and English for Business and Industry.

EFS courses are for academic credit only. Auditing is not allowed. Classes are not open to visiting students, visting scholars, postdoctoral scholars, or student spouses.

Last modified 09/10/2021

Accessing Stanford e-Resources Off Campus

Many of the resources Stanford offers are restricted to the Stanford network. To access electronic resources from Stanford Libraries while off campus or not using the Stanford network, follow this guide.

Last modified 08/23/2021

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture on a Meaningful Life

The Harry and Emilia Rathbun Fund for Exploring What Leads to a Meaningful Life at Stanford was established in 2006. Intended to help students experience personal reflection, thoughtful discussion, and a deeper exploration of life's purpose, the fund has brought several notable public figures to campus, including Sandra Day O'Connor, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and others. In February 2017, the Rathbun Fund brought Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to speak at Memorial Church. View the full webcast here and be inspired by Justice Ginsburg's dedicated life of service. 

Last modified 09/17/2021


The Office for Religious & Spiritual Life’s Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (CIRCLE) offers a safe haven for worship, ritual, meditation, reflection, and spiritual and intellectual growth. It is a welcoming space where religious and spiritual communities can deepen their understandings of one another and find common ground, while still embracing the particular aspects of their traditions and practices. It is meant to transcend religious boundaries to foster an interfaith community. Check the Office for Religious and Spiritual Life's website to learn more about CIRCLE programs and events. 

Last modified 08/25/2021

Mentors in Teaching (MinT) Program

The Mentors in Teaching (MinT) program supports the work of TA Mentors, who provide peer support to other TAs and act as general resources in their departments. Those interested in becoming a Teaching Mentor or a MinT Fellow should contact their departments and check the Center in Teaching and Learning website for application instructions and training dates. 

Last modified 09/14/2021

Productivity and Collaboration Tools from UIT

From Stanford University IT come a number of tools and software designed to improve collaboration between groups and increase productivity. Whether you want to create a Slack group for your cohort or you need Zoom video conferencing support, this University IT page can point you in the correct direction for how to proceed.  

Last modified 09/15/2021

Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Free Membership

The Washington, DC-based Association for Women in Science (AWIS), the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM, provides undergraduate and graduate students with professional development and leadership opportunities. As a member of AWIS, you will have access to a variety of programs and services, including an electronic version of AWIS Magazine, access to Washington Wire (a bi-weekly e-newsletter providing a digest of “hot-topic” articles), exposure to a variety of career opportunities through the AWIS Career Center, and opportunities for leadership and talent development training through live and on-demand webinars. As a Stanford student, you can access a free membership! Members of all gender identities welcome. Follow the directions below.


Directions for students to activate new memberships:

  • Go to the member portal at
  • Enter your email address and create a password.
  • Choose “Institutional Partner” as the membership type.
  • Specify which institution you are with.
  • Enter your name and job title.
  • Choose the nearest chapter or affiliate.
  • Choose Next.
  • Scroll down and choose Submit.

Through the Palo Alto AWIS chapter, you have access to monthly meetings with interesting talks, networking events, a well developed mentorship program, and more! 

Last modified 08/23/2021