Beyond the MBA Classroom: Stanford GSB Brown Bag Lunches

When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.

During Brown Bag Lunches at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, alumni of the school or company founders come to chat with students, or students share information with one another about fields in which they have experience. All the attendees bring their own lunch. One first-year student told mbaMission, “Yesterday, Lewis Kaden, a board member [and vice chairman] of Citigroup came. These are a great way to get exposure. In the student-run panels, students host a presentation for their classmates about an industry they have worked in. These are open to all students, in all fields of interest. Because everyone knows each other well, people are much more willing to help each other out and teach each other, which is great.”

For in-depth descriptions of social and community activities at Stanford and 15 other top MBA programs, check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.

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