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What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Tressie McMillan Cottom

Tressie McMillan Cottom is an award-winning Associate Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and a faculty affiliate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Her work has been recognized nationally and internationally for the urgency and depth of her incisive critical analysis of technology, higher education, class, race, and gender.

What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Jia Tolentino

Jia Tolentino, a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of the widely acclaimed essay collection Trick Mirror, will join Stanford’s English professor Mark Greif for a conversation about her craft and careerFormerly, Tolentino was the deputy editor at Jezebel and a contributing editor at the Hairpin. She grew up in Texas, went to University of Virginia, and received her MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Grantland, and Pitchfork, among other places. She lives in Brooklyn.

BEAM Consulting Series: Employer Case Interview Workshop on Tech Consulting

The BEAM Consulting series is designed to deepen your understanding of management consulting while also honing your case interview skills. An employer will take us through an entire case and framework. The series will feature management consulting firms that work with clients in life sciences, tech, healthcare, and finance. About the Employer Keystone brings together Strategists, Economists and Experts to tackle complex issues for technology- and science-driven companies.

Preparing for the Academic Job Market as a Community-Engaged Scholar

Thriving as a Community Engaged Scholar: A Professional Development Series for Graduate Students is a series designed for Stanford graduate students interested in exploring both academic (tenure-line) and alternative academic career paths with a focus on community-engaged research.

October Focus: Preparing for the Academic Job Market as a Community-Engaged Scholar 

Graduate Resource Fair

All graduate students are invited to attend the Graduate Resource Fair, hosted by the Graduate Life Office and the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education.

Learn about resources and services available to support your graduate school journey while at Stanford!

Participating Departments will include:

StartX Campus Demo Day

Campus Demo Day is the largest on campus event that StartX hosts each year. Here, Stanford's top students interested in entrepreneurship hear from founders both in and out of the StartX community and take time to consider how they might want to be involved with startups in the near future. 

Lineup:CEO SpeakersPitchesStartX Founder Panels10 Year Exhibition of StartX company innovations

Leaders in Higher Education: Three Different Paths to the Same Presidency

Please join us for this very unique, first and only panel presentation by the most recent presidents of Foothill College located in Los Altos Hills, CA (5 miles from Stanford). Foothill’s 5th, 6th, and now 7th presidents will be sharing their personal and professional experiences and how they ended up becoming president of one of the most highly rated community colleges in the country, with a student body larger than Stanford’s. These presidents all are women, from Asian-Pacific Islander ancestry, and from 3rd generation, 1st generation, and recent immigrant backgrounds, respectively.

Leadership Dinner: Naomi Chavez Peters

Dine with inspiring leaders from various industries and organizations. At Leadership Dinners, you will interact with proven leaders and a small group of graduate students over dinner at the Faculty Club.  

Naomi Chavez Peters, vice president and head of talent development, Sprinklr

Naomi has spent her professional career in leadership, organization development, and communications positions in several successful high tech firms.

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