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Unique Stanford Opportunities

Ignite student speaking at a conference

Stanford Ignite is offered in cities around the world and on the Stanford campus.This certificate program teaches innovators to formulate, develop, and commercialize their ideas. In this program, students are exposed to both the fundamentals of business, and the practical aspects of identifying and evaluating business ideas and moving them forward. Ignite uniquely combines current graduate students and entrepreneurs with innovators, scientists, and engineers from leading companies.

Design school students

Stanford's Design School (or d.school) builds on methods from across the field of design to create learning experiences that help people unlock their creative potential and apply it to the world. The d.school's project-based and experiential classes bring together students from all seven schools at Stanford to collaborate and tackle real-world challenges. Some students are seeking to become experts in design and others are looking for skills they can use to amplify impact in their field of study.