BEAM Career Communities provide embedded career coaching in academic departments and student communities. We have teams of Career Coaches dedicated to serving undergraduate and graduate students as well as post docs in the Schools of Earth, Energy & Environmental Science; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Sciences; and undeclared Freshmen and Sophomores. Each team creates unique programs and services to help develop interconnected career communities. As students explore interests, seek opportunities, and develop professional connections, these communities enable their goals to be realized.
Engage with us in these ways:
These career-community building opportunities engage students, employers, and alumni in informal group discussions on various topics that may be student suggested. Usually taking place in casual environments, Meetups are a great way to make connections, share experiences, and learn from one another. Check out upcoming Meetups in Handshake.
Labs are an interactive type of meetup, where we give you the opportunity to work on a specific document, such as a resume or cover letter, or a project with assistance and immediate feedback from a Career Community team member. Check out upcoming Labs in Handshake.
Career Coaching is available for students to meet with their assigned Career Educator from the Communities team. Students may request an appointment through Handshake to cover interests and goals, assessments, career opportunities, making connections, preparing for interviews, and more.
The Industry Specialists team is dedicated to increasing student-employer connections on campus. Make an appointment with an industry specialist to learn more about employers in your industry: Tech & Startups, Arts Media & Entertainment, and Business, Consulting, Finance & Gov. Available appointments are listed in Handshake. BEAM Industry Associates are current students who represent and support the industry interests of Stanford Students. Look out for them at BEAM events and on Social Media.
Assessments are excellent resources for clarifying your interests, developing a professional vocabulary for yourself, and establishing a starting point for your career exploration. If you are interested in one or more of the assessments below, please contact your Career Communities Coach to determine which assessments would be a good fit for you. After completing any assessment, you will be encouraged to schedule an assessment coaching appointment where you will have an opportunity to reflect on the assessment 1-1 with a BEAM Career Coach.
If you are a part of a group (class, student organization, campus partner, etc.) and are interested in providing assessments to your group, as well as group coaching, please complete this interest form. Please note that it is the responsibility of the group to cover all costs associated with the assessments; BEAM will provide access as well as group coaching.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
MBTI indicates your personality preferences. It also provides feedback on work settings and various careers where your personality type might be either a complement or a challenge.
Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
The SII measures your level of interest in occupational areas, activities, school subjects, and work environments.
The StrengthsQuest assessment generates a list of your top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve academic, career, and personal satisfaction.