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Leadership and Professional Development Programs

Alumni/Student Professional Networking Dinner

The Student/Alumni Professional Networking Dinner fosters and strengthens mentorship relationships between alumni and students. It aims to connect students and alumni with interests stemming through all professional fields. By creating a safe space to share experiences and knowledge, we produce a fruitful event. Each year, we pair students and alums with similar interests that makes for stimulating and powerful conversation. Through these discussions, students have the opportunity to learn from alumni about life in the workplace, issues particular to various fields and professions and ways to balance family life with community service and career. This annual winter event also provides students with the opportunity to network, learn about what it means to be a Stanford alumni and the many roles and responsibilities that come with that.

Career Development Center (CDC) Centro Walk-In Hours

Need help with career advising, resume review and interview skills? Need preparation to apply for job, internships and fellowships? Come by during our CDCwalk-in hours with our amazing colleague and career counselor, Laura Dominguez Chan. For more times and dates, email Laura.

Walk-in hours are Fridays from 10–11 am.

Core Meetings

El Centro Chicano’s Core meetings serve as an open forum for student leaders to share information about their respective volunteer student organizations and Centro-sponsored activities, as well as student needs and concerns. The meetings help to ensure strong roots for community building, collaboration, and better working relations throughout the year among all Centro-housed organizations.

It is a bi-weekly assembly whose main functions include

  • Information sharing and communication
  • Coordination of calendars for event planning
  • Use of facilities
  • Coming together as a community.

LEAD: Leading through Education, Activism, and Diversity

The Leading Through Education, Activism and Diversity (LEAD) program is a collaborative effort led by the professional staff of the Asian American Activities Center (A3C), Black Community Services Center (BCSC), El Centro Chicano y Latino and the Native American Cultural Center (NACC).

LEAD is a two quarter program based on the Social Change Model of Leadership developed by Helen S. Astin and Alexander Astin of UCLA. The mission of LEAD seeks to develop the cross-cultural, collaborative leadership skills of leaders at Stanford by providing students with theoretical and real-life experiences in non-hierarchical leadership for the purpose of creating a shared vision for/and effecting social change. By social change we mean collective efforts that empower individuals and communities to identify and address the underlying cause of social issues. Through focusing on leaders, the LEAD program will train students in the following areas, all of which contribute to creating a collaborative foundation towards building social change:

  • Leadership Development - Provide opportunities to prepare and practice becoming effective leaders to create effective movements for social change;
  • Coalition Building—Learn skills in creating community alliances, establish ties between students from diverse backgrounds, and build a foundation for future collaborative work;
  • Culture— Understand the narratives of communities of color, contributions of communities of color at Stanford, and the influence politics has on culture.

For more information, visit the LEAD: Leading through Education, Activism, and Diversity website

El Chicano y Latino Student Staff and Frosh Liasons Program

 For the current staff listing, please visit our Student Staff page.