Cardinal Careers: Your Source for Job Related Information



Please note:

Here are some tips for you to think about when applying to any job, anywhere in the world. The CDC monitors the Cardinal Careers website periodically, but it’s of benefit to all users to be aware of possible fraudulent listings. Please email the CDC at if you have any questions:

Beware of the following:

  • If there is not a company name or the email address does not match the company name
  • If someone offers to pay a large amount for almost no work
  • If someone offers you a job without ever interacting with you
  • If someone wants you to transfer money from one account to another
  • If someone offers to send you a check before you do any work
  • If someone asks you to give your credit card or bank account numbers or copies of personal documents—but you get nothing in writing
  • If someone says you must send payment by wire service or courier
  • If someone offers you a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account; often for depositing checks or transferring money
  • If someone sends you an unexpectedly large check

Stanford University no longer permits the use of work authorization, visa status, or citizenship data on Cardinal Careers. This action is in compliance with a Department of Justice determination. More information can be found at:



If you are considering paid vs. unpaid internships, please be advised the U.S. Department of Labor has outlined a list of criteria that must be met in order for an internship to be unpaid. Go to:

The Cardinal Careers Database

The Cardinal Careers Database is your source for job related information. When you set up a CDC Cardinal Careers account, you’ll have access to a wealth of career information:

  • Jobs/Internship Databases: Under the “jobs/Internship” tab you can access “Jobs for Stanford Students” (high quality, exclusive listings), “iNet” an internship database shared by ten exclusive schools, and “”, a powerful job aggregator that automatically searches company web sites and other job databases.
  • We will refuse service to employers due to any of the following: dishonesty; breach of confidentiality; fraud; misrepresentation; abuse or other harassment of Stanford University students, alumni and staff, as well as violation of local, state or federal laws. Although we monitor the site periodically, we do not screen employers or jobs. If you suspect an employer has been dishonest or misrepresented themselves during your employment search, please contact the CDC by emailing
  • Cardinal Recruiting: To participate in the Cardinal Recruiting program, you have to submit the Intent to Participate form each academic year. Cardinal Recruiting allows you to submit resumes and schedule on-campus interviews with companies. Go to “jobs/internships,” “jobs for Stanford students.” Select “Show Me: All Interviews” under the “Jobs” tab to find out what companies are participating.
  • Career Fairs: On your account home page, you’ll see a link for each upcoming career fair that will give you the list of participating employers, majors they seek and whether their jobs are part-time, fulltime, summer, etc.
  • Newsletters: Under the “profile” tab, select “Academic information. Scroll down to select from a list of career specialty newsletters.
  • Resume Book: Under the “profile” tab, select “Privacy.” Indicate whether you would like your resume included in the resume book that is distributed to employers.
  • Employer Database: Under the “employers” tab this is a searchable list of employers who have recruited at Stanford, including contact information.
  • Presentations/Workshops: Under the “workshops/programs” tab, you can search for upcoming CDC workshops, i.e. writing a resume/cover letter, interview tips, etc., as well as a list of employer presentations/information sessions.
  • Calendar: Locate day-by-day events, deadlines, etc., at this location

Please direct any questions to

Getting the Most from Your Cardinal Careers Account

Review this section of the Career Planning Handbook to learn about all the useful features of the Cardinal Careers database:


Stanford has joined with ten leading universities to form the Internship Network (iNet) Consortium, leveraging our combined connections to offer you access to a wider range of internship opportunities.

To register for an iNet account you must be a current Stanford student and use your Stanford email address as your user name.

iNet Universities Include:

  • Duke
  • Georgetown
  • Harvard
  • MIT
  • NYU
  • Northwestern
  • Rice
  • Stanford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • Yale

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