Student-initiated clubs provide MBA students with channels to address issues most relevant to them and offer opportunities to further develop their leadership skills.
Clubs invite speakers to address the MBA class, engage the community in awareness and service activities, and build connections that complement classroom learning.
|Challenge for Charity
C4C is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1984 by a Stanford GSB student whose sister had Down's Syndrome. Its mission is to encourage philanthropic involvement and school unity through a competition of nine West Coast business schools, primarily to benefit Special Olympics as well as one other local charity for each school. The volunteering and fundraising efforts culminate at C4C Weekend, where the nine schools compete in a sports competition held each spring at Stanford.
The Education Club brings together students from Stanford GSB and the Stanford Graduate School of Education to engage with leaders in the field, discuss current education issues (ranging from school reform to higher education), and connect through networking opportunities.
The Energy Club explores issues impacting the oil and gas, wind energy, solar energy, fuel cell, and power sectors, as well as energy security and the environment.
|Food & Agribusiness Club
The Food & Agribusiness Club advances the career and educational interests of the GSB community on topics related to food and agriculture and facilitates cross-disciplinary engagement in these topics within the broader Stanford community.
|Government and Politics Club
The Government and Politics Club provides a nonpartisan forum for students to discuss and develop a deeper understanding of the intersection between government and business.
|GSB Gives Back Club
GSB Gives Back hosts the annual GSB Gives Back Charity Auction & Gala, the premiere charity event at Stanford GSB. The auction is the sole fundraiser for the GSB Challenge for Charity (C4C) chapter, with proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and one non-profit organization selected by the student body.
|Health Care Club
The Health Care Club brings students with interest or experience in health care together with alumni, industry experts, and thought leaders who share common interests. Participants come from the business, medical, and law schools, biosciences, and other medically related programs.
|Social Innovation Club
The Social Innovation Club serves GSB students interested in exploring innovative ways to tackle the world’s most pressing social challenges and improving livelihoods for low-income populations domestically and internationally. The club believes that businesses can excel with more than one bottom line and that private sector approaches can help nonprofit and governmental organizations catalyze their impact.
|Sustainable Business Club
The Sustainable Business Club connects students with business, technology and policy leaders in fields such as sustainable services, clean energy, water resources, and climate change; we hold industry speaker lunches, mixer events with across-the-street and e-IPER students, and company treks.
The Veterans Club is the School's association of military veterans. The club is open to all GSB students and attempts to relate the unique experiences of military service to current events and business problems that managers are likely to encounter, including strategic, human resources, and operational issues. The club serves as resource for members to foster professional and personal development while encouraging leadership, both within the GSB and in the greater business community.
Bronxville-Eastchester Patch, March 22, 2011
Catha and Caroline Mullen recently launched "Farm to Cup," a web-based business that sells coffee straight from farmers in Guatemala.
Mercury News, April 28 2010
Three Stanford GSB students spreads awareness for an organization that hopes to save millions of prematurely born babies in developing countries.
Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco, Fall 2009
Chen was rewarded for her work with the Clinton Foundation's HIV/AIDS initiative in Yunnan, China in the summer of 2009.
Daryn Dodson, MBA ’07, received a personal thank you for his efforts on behalf of small-business owners in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans from President Bush during an August 20 speech detailing the Gulf Coast recovery effort.
A Production by Social Edge
Sam Goldman tells the story of the creation of D.light, and how he is planning on revolutionizing the lighting industry.
The Oprah Winfrey Show, September 5, 2007
Former President Clinton discusses the Kiva.org online loan concept with founders Matt and Jessica Flannery. Jessica Flannery actively worked on the launch of Kiva.org while a student at Stanford Graduate School of Business.