Volunteering at the GSB

We hope all alumni will consider investing in a volunteer opportunity here that fits their needs and challenges their strengths to help enrich the culture of the Stanford Graduate School of Business nationally and worldwide.

Featured Volunteer Opportunities

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Mentor a Venture Project Team
Stanford Ignite seeks industry professionals and entrepreneurs to serve as venture project team mentors for our on-campus program this winter. Our Stanford Ignite Part-time program is for current Stanford graduate students and working professionals. Remote mentoring is possible. Recent graduates to more experienced executives are welcome. Contact Bryan Hiraki, Program Coordinator at bzhiraki@stanford.edu or +1 650-736-0859.

Alumni Volunteer Opportunity: Transform African Businesses Into Market Leaders
Apply today to coach a portfolio of executives in general management, operations, finance, strategy, marketing, product/service innovations, and other functional areas as needed. Learn More

Family Business Role Play
Role play sessions are a critical element for the GSB course "The Yin and Yang of Family Business Transitions." We are looking for GSB alumni who are or have been involved in family businesses and are interested in volunteering at one or more sessions with MBA and MSx (formerly Sloan) students. Details

MBA Admission is Coming to a City Near You
MBA Admissions will be holding events for prospective applicants in over 100 cities around the world. As alumni, you are our most valuable resource for identifying talent. Please encourage any prospective applicants to attend an information session! Details

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Serve on the GSB Alumni Association's Board of Directors
Nominate yourself or another GSB volunteer for a two-year term advising the Alumni Association on its programs and services. The Association's nominations committee seeks to constitute a board that is broadly representative of the current and future GSB alumni body in all respects. Details

Reunions Planning Volunteers
Get social and join classmates in planning your next MBA reunion. Visit your class website for information about your next reunion and how to volunteer.

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GSB Fundraising Volunteers
Become a class agent, or reunion fundraising committee member. Contact Development  at +1-650-723-3356 to learn more about these volunteer opportunities.

More Volunteering Opportunities at the GSB
  • Alumni Relations
  • Development
  • Career
  • Admissions
  • MSx/Sloan
  • Centers
  • Advisory Boards*

Alumni Relations

Contact Alumni Relations about these volunteer opportunities at+1-650-723-4046.
Reunion Committee Work with your classmates and the Alumni Association to organize reunion events.
Alumni Chapters Lead a chapter and organize alumni in regional areas or simply help plan an event in your area. Find your chapter
Alumni/Student Mentor Program Mentor a student based on career aspirations, recreational interests,
or location, from anywhere in the world. Details
Alumni/Student Dinner Series Host student clubs for small, informal industry-focused dinners at your home, or sign up to be a student club resource. Learn more
Student Clubs Volunteer as a resource for any of the 60+ student clubs - i.e.,View from the Top, Wine Circle, Manufacturing Club, and the Latin American Club, to name just a few.
Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) Volunteer with other GSB alums and make use of your management skills by providing pro bono consulting services to social benefit organizations throughout the Bay Area. More about ACT
Alumni Online Services Assist the SBSAA Web editor in testing new online programs and services. Be a blogger, or help maintain SBSAA's Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn networks.
Class Secretary Keep in touch with your classmates and share the information with others through Class Notes - the first thing you look at when you get the latest Stanford Business magazine. Contact News and Publications at +1-650-723-3157 for more information.


Contact Development about these volunteer opportunities at +1-650-723-3356.
Reunion Fundraising Assist with the fundraising efforts of your class to increase participation and encourage classmates to make a substantial gift.
Class Agent Communicate with classmates through personal letters, emails, and phone calls to increase their involvement in development activities between reunion years.

MBA Career Management Center

Contact the Stanford MBA Career Management Center (CMC) about these volunteer opportunities at 650-723-2151.
Industry Contact Offer to be an information resource to students and fellow alumni interested in learning about your industry and organization.
Industry Mock Interviewer Assist students in polishing their job interviewing skills.
Club Speaker Speak at student club events to provide insights about your industry and organization.
Job Leads Let us know if your organization has hiring needs and we will work with you to design an effective recruitment strategy.
GSB Business Advice Share industry best practices and seek advice using the GSB Business Advice Discussion Board.
GSB Business News Announce your business news to other alumni on the Business News Discussion Board.


Contact MBA Admissions about these volunteer opportunities at +1-650-723-2766.
Attracting and Recruiting Prospects Identify viable candidates and encourage them to apply; provide meeting space or financial sponsorship for MBA information sessions; answer questions from prospect via email or telephone; serve as an alumni panelist at information sessions and share your pre- and post-GSB experiences.
Interviewing Applicants* Conduct one-on-one interviews in your local area or conduct interviews at Stanford.
Welcoming Admits Attend an admit weekend alumni dinner at Stanford; contact admits and address their concerns and/or interest relevant to your experience; plan and host an alumni reception for admits in your local area.

*By invitation

MSx/Sloan Master's Program

Contact MSx/Sloan Master's Program about these volunteer opportunities at +1-650-723-2149.
Study Trip Meeting Host Serve as a resource for MSx/Sloan Program staff in arranging corporate meetings
for study trips.
Prospective Student Informational Interviewer Share your experience and insights with potential applicants to the MSx/Sloan Program.
Career Resource Hire a graduating MSx/Sloan Fellow (self-funded) for your organization or refer them to colleagues who can benefit from having an experienced manager on their team.


Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

  • Entrepreneurial Advising
    Our active Advising program engages professionals from the entrepreneurial community who spend several hours to a full day advising students 1:1. Initial commitment is only one session, with additional sessions optional. 
  • Stanford Venture Studio
    We host many programs through the Studio, including small group sessions with entrepreneurs and investors to get the scoop on what happens in the real world and coaching on their ideas. We need experienced alumni entrepreneurs to do workshops, advising, and small group sessions.
  • Entrepreneurial Summer Program
    Looking for companies interested in hiring students over the summer. The CES will match whatever the company agrees to pay the students (there is a cap), which allows start-ups who could not normally afford to fund an intern, to do so. We ask that companies outline the project the intern will work on, and demonstrate a positive commitment to mentoring.
  • Case Development and In-Class Speakers
    We are looking for alumni who are willing to do a case on their companies and to be a case protagonist in class, or who would like to be involved in speaking and/or panel discussions in the classroom. This is an opportunity to engage in current class discussions and engagement with students.

Visit the CES volunteer website or contact CES for more details about CES volunteer opportunities.

Center for Social Innovation Center for Social Innovation
  • Social Innovation Conversations Podcast
    Host a series of interviews with world changers, manage the production of a podcast series, or write for the podcast site.
  • Speakers/Panelists
    Share your experience from a career or long-term engagement in the social sector. Or recommend a speaker and help bring that person to campus.
  • SMIF
    Hire an MBA student for a summer internship with your nonprofit, government agency, or social purpose business.
  • Board Fellows
    Mentor an MBA student to serve on your non-profit board in the San Francisco Bay Area for a 6 month term.
  • Alumni Advisory Board
    Serve on an advisory board and assist with the programming of social innovation offerings to the alumni community.

Contact CSI at +1-650-723-6519 for more details about CSI volunteer opportunities.

Center for Global Business
& the Economy
Global Experiences for MBAs
  • Global Study Trips
    Serve as a resource for study trip leaders as students plan itineraries.
  • Global Management Immersion Experience (GMIX)
    Gain access to talented MBA students and enhance the visibility of your organization by sponsoring a GSB student for a four-week summer internship.

Contact CGBE at +1-650-723-4201 to learn more about study trips and the GMIX experience.

Initiative for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD) Executive Challenge Judge*
Participate in this annual event at the end of autumn quarter that serves as a capstone experience for the Leadership Labs core MBA course. Due to the overwhelming interest in this program, this volunteer opportunity is by invitation only.

Contact at +1-650-721-2913 to indicate you interest.

*By invitation

Advisory Boards*

The following boards are by invitation to ensure diversity by class, geography, and industry experience to meet the needs of each board.

GSB Alumni Association Board of Directors*
Serve on the advisory board to the director of Alumni Relations.

Advisory Council*
Provide an external perspective while offering input on the strategic direction and overall objectives of the Business School and act as a consultant by providing the Dean with advice on a multitude of issues.

GSB Management Board*
Provide external perspective and advice to the GSB's senior management on the key operational issues of the School.

GSB Trust*
Manage about 20 percent of the GSB endowment in an alumni-led, independent investment fund.

Business School Fund Council*
Advise the Business School Fund staff on messages and strategies to achieve overall goals for annual and reunion giving.

Stanford MSx/Sloan Alumni Advisory Board*
Serve on the advisory board to the director of the MSx/Sloan Program.

Women's Initiative Network Advisory Committee*
WIN Advisory Committee provides external perspective and feedback on issues related to the GSB’s support of female students and alumnae.

*By invitation

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