Engage with Faculty

The Student-Faculty Relationship

A hallmark of undergraduate education at Stanford is the opportunity to work closely with faculty (renowned scholars in their fields) who are actively engaged in research. Faculty can give you advice on your academic plans, mentor you in a research project, introduce you to colleagues, write letters of recommendation, and serve as guides and models for your intellectual pursuits. The relationships you form with your professors, advisors, and mentors will shape your undergraduate experience and influence you in ways that will last a lifetime.

Resources for Engaging with Faculty

Stanford professor JD Schramm and student. Photo by Melody Lu.

It is in your best interest to help your recommenders write the most accurate and detailed letters possible.

Stanford professor Martha Cyert and students.

Steps to help you develop a strong, productive relationship with your faculty research mentor.

Professor Kate Maher, Stanford University.

An overview of Stanford's award winning faculty and the classes they teach.