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We're a group of students and faculty from Stanford who are creating a new way for you to work with students.

For Companies & Organizations.

Design Formation is where you can share your most sticky, complex or even newly discovered challenges and give students the opportunity to help you in 2 to 12 weeks.

Once you post a project, you'll be able to remotely connect with and vet the student(s) who best fit the challenge. There’s no cost to you except to compensate the students for their time (hourly, stipend, etc) and the rate is up to you.

Our students have not only been studying design and problem solving in all forms, but they’re also part of a new pilot program focused on strengthening their abilities in storytelling, self-awareness, career navigation, and community building.

It takes less than 2 minutes to post a summer project and you can post as many you'd like.

Post a Project

For Undergrads | Winter 23

Preparing for life & work beyond the classroom can be tricky.

Who are you and what should you do? Should you pursue internships or organize your own projects? How do you meet with the right people? And what should you prepare?

If you have any of these questions, you're in the right place.

Design Formation is a 1-quarter, 1-credit class focused on helping you prepare for an intentional summer working alongside great people and companies.

The class will you help you build a lasting community of mentors and peers, connect with alumni and industry partners who are interested in helping you find the right path, and give you access to an exclusive project portal with year-round company projects for Design Formation students. .

The winter 2023 quarter class has four sessions:

Monday, January 23th: 6pm-8pm

Monday, February 6th: 6pm-8pm

Monday, February 27th: 6pm-8pm

Monday, March 13: 6pm-8pm

*NOTE: Space is limited. Register by Wednesday, January 18th

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