We have formulated a number of useful resources for graduate students, to supplement the mentoring you will receive from your advisor and other faculty members, the Director of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Placement Officer(s), and the graduate-student-led Pedagogy Committee.
I came to Stanford because of the world-class expertise, financial support, and teaching opportunities offered by the department. All have been invaluable. Beyond these, however, I've been continually impressed by the department's can-do attitude. Want to run with an idea? Start something? Try your hand at something new? Go for it, and here are the resources to help.