The first year at a major research university can be intimidating. That is why Stanford provides the resources to make sure students have the support to guide them, opportunities to challenge and the freedom to discover potential.
Above all else, Stanford is distinguished by its remarkable breadth of resources so students can design a unique intellectual adventure to meet their academic and personal goals. These may include:
It is not just the programs and places that make Stanford special—the people also create an extraordinary community. For instance, staff at the Career Development Center advise students on their search for summer internships or a full-time job upon graduation.
Professional advisors in Undergraduate Advising and Research help students plan a pre-professional academic program or assist in identifying academic goals. Pre-Major Advisors and residence-based Academic Directors offer guidance on settling into Stanford's academic life, navigating its resources, choosing courses and choosing a major. An upperclass peer advisor is also available to each freshman.
The Stanford community allows for development of independence in a supported environment as a student charts his or her own personal journey in the environment of a liberal arts college.
Last update: November 3, 2012 1:48 AM