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Alumni Engagement

Graduates on campus
From Classrooms to Careers

Stanford alumni can play a unique role in supporting students from classrooms to careers.  

As the institutional home of the Human Rights Minor program, Handa Center faculty and staff commit time and energy to helping students thoughtfully chart a course of study, identify extracurricular opportunities that will complement and enrich classroom offerings, secure funding for research or overseas experiential learning, and develop a pathway to pursue a meaningful career. 

Growing our network, particularly of Stanford alumni working in relevant fields, is a high priority for the Center and its students. The Handa Center Student Advisory Board put out a call to recruit Stanford alumni willing to mentor and meet with Handa Center students about human rights and international justice career pathways.  

The Handa Center graduated its first alumni in 2017. As we develop our own cohort of new alumni, we also value connecting with other Stanford alumni with an interest in human rights and international justice. 

Specific alumni opportunities include:

  • Speaking at one of our "Career Talks" to highlight career pathways for our students
  • Mentoring students
  • Idenitfying summer internship placements
  • Hosting a "Career Trek" to visit local agencies and learn about their work
  • Suggesting event speakers for our lecture series
  • Sharing job opportunities 
  • Giving to enhance student academics, internships, events, and Center progamming

To get involved please contact Handa Center Program Coordinator Steve Hoeschele.

For giving opportunities please contact Associate Director of Development Scott Sugiura.



Stanford Alumni Magazine Captures the Handa Center's Work in "Trying to Right Wrongs" Article

Read the Stanford Magazine's article about the Handa Center here.