News & Events Library
Identifying and Living Your Values for a Meaningful Career
Work that encompasses your personal values feels better than “just a job”. Tim Kendall, BS ’99, talked frankly about how he has incorporated his values into a career that has spanned diverse roles and senior leadership, and how he is living them as he invests in "tech for good" and advises founders on growth and scaling.
Getting a job in DS/ML and the things that matter the most once you’re in that no one tells you about
Getting in, and getting ahead. Wondering the best way to start your career in data science and/or machine learning? And how to stand out and get promoted once you’re in? Paul Magon de la Villehuchet, MS ’19, hosted a session full of practical advice about tailoring your resume, what to expect in interviews, and the skills that make the difference to be impactful.
Building Successful Products: The Role of the Product Manager
Alumna Laura Marino hosted a session covering important concepts in product management, product lifecycle, and tips and tricks for getting started on this exciting career path.
The ABC’s of Career, Discover, & Exploration: The nitty-gritty for the fastest way to find your best, next career role
David Telleen Lawton delivered a highly practical workshop, where students worked on their messaging for outreach to people who are doing the kinds of roles they think they might want to be in themselves in the near future.
What They Don't Teach You About Data Science in School
Nick Benavides hosted a session covering the differences between different data science roles, on-the-job skills, and tips on how to get started in the industry as well as standing out once you're in.
What is the role of Capital Allocator (aka Limited Partner) and why might it be my dream career?
The role of a capital allocator at a pension, family office, endowment or fund of funds (“LP investing”) is an important, but often overlooked, potential career path in finance. Jenny Chen described how determining asset allocations, understanding risk/return parameters, and evaluating and selecting fund managers is a complex, but rewarding job.
Internship Panel: Spring 2023
Current MS&E MS students Guillaume Noziere and Stepan (Stephan) Sharkov hosted a panel session discussing their internship experiences, including how they got them, and what they learned before, during and after.
MS&E Career Chat: Jeff Fenton, MS Operations Research; Sr. Staff Governance, Risk and Compliance Analyst at Lockheed Martin
Jeff Fenton hosted an informal conversation, reviewing his career path and the details of the various titles he’s held over the years - what they *really* involved, the work that he did and currently does, and how he transitioned from one role or area to another.
Designing the future of money: Crypto, CBDCs, and the broader global financial system
MS&E alumni Sean Howard (MS '21), Lead Project Manager at Criteo CBDC Solutions, and Catherine Gu (MS '21), Head of CBDC and Protocol at Visa Crypto, discuss challenges and advantages of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and how to design the future of money.
MS&E Black alumni panel
An open panel discussion with several MS&E alumni focusing on their experience as a Black student at Stanford and as a Black professional in industry. Panelists shared their stories, experiences, insight, and advice.
Turning ideas into products: The product manager role
MS&E alumna Laura Marino, product executive with 20 years of experience leading product management teams across start-ups and large organizations, provides an in-depth session on one of the most interesting and challenging roles in product-led companies. Laura presents an overview of the role of product management and the responsibilities in each stage of the product lifecycle.
Startup life in the post-COVID era
In this session, Ahmed Reza discusses tips for startups on surviving and thriving in the COVID-19 economic crisis and the opportunities that arise from it.
MS&E international alumni panel
An open panel discussion with several MS&E alumni focusing on their experience as an international student at Stanford and as a professional in industry. Panelists shared their stories, experiences, insight, and advice.
MS&E Black alumni panel
An open panel discussion with several MS&E alumni focusing on their experience as a Black student at Stanford and as a Black professional in industry. Panelists shared their stories, experiences, insight and advice.