We know them as the organization of nice people who hand-deliver flowers and delicious cakes to homesick students craving some long-distance family affection on birthdays and special occasions. But the Parents’ Club is more than just a birthday-gift-delivery service — it boasts a long tradition of bringing Stanford parents together.
Founded on campus 11 years ago by Donna Bouley, professor of comparative science and pathology by courtesy, the pre-vet club is an opportunity for undergraduates, graduates and even postdoctoral fellows to network with current veterinarians and alumni, learn about the necessary coursework and steps toward veterinary school and explore the wide range of fields that fall under the category of veterinary science aside from animal clinics and horse medicine.
The Levo League is a network dedicated to giving young, recently graduated female professionals the support and resources they need to be successful in the corporate world. Amanda Pouchot and Caroline Ghosn ’08 created the Levo League to fill a void they found in the support system for young women between college and the business world. The network provides a social arena to connect women with opportunities and serves as a mentoring tool through which young female professionals can learn from others with experience.
When Thomas Pauly ’12 and Rebecca Hecht ’12 needed funding for their senior project, a theatrical production titled “The Ones Left Behind,” they took an unconventional approach to raising the funds. After receiving a generous but insufficient Angel Grant — a $3,000 grant provided by Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) to assist students in producing public creative works — the pair created a project on Kickstarter, a popular “crowd-funding” platform that allows individuals to seek funding for creative projects.