Menlo College

Menlo College Menlo College is a private, four-year, accredited, residential business college located in Atherton, California. Menlo College's size, and its location in one of the world's most entrepreneurial and innovative geographical areas, is enabling the College to create a valuable market niche for itself locally—as well as globally—as Silicon Valley's Business School.
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And, as the Silicon Valley continues its historic role as a global pioneer in business and industry, Menlo College will develop graduates who are entrepreneurial, innovative, critical thinkers, strategic communicators and team players—men and women who can envision, flourish and lead in a constantly changing global environment.

Mission: Menlo College's mission is to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation.

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Join us in offering the warmest congratulations to our December graduates! We wish you the very best on your adventures ...
12/21/2020

Join us in offering the warmest congratulations to our December graduates! We wish you the very best on your adventures ahead and can't wait to celebrate you when the time comes (Not all graduates pictured, but we were able to capture a few!)

Menlo students are finishing up their online semester today, and we'd like to congratulate them! We wish everyone in our...
12/18/2020

Menlo students are finishing up their online semester today, and we'd like to congratulate them! We wish everyone in our community a restful break. Menlo is preparing to safely welcome back more students to live on campus in the new year - thank you to all who are doing their best to stay safe and make this possible!

As we wrap up this challenging year, with everyone working harder than ever and adopting new behaviors to keep one anoth...
12/16/2020

As we wrap up this challenging year, with everyone working harder than ever and adopting new behaviors to keep one another safe, we thought you could use a little pick-me-up. Here is a digital care package curated by the Student Affairs and SGA teams to help you get through the rest of this month and provide an enjoyable pause. Take a look at the Menlo cookbook for some holiday treat ideas!

https://spark.adobe.com/page/bz15dSciHwwdu/

Current student and President of the Pacific Islander Club (PIC), Jordyn Sanico '21, has been adapting and strengthening...
12/09/2020

Current student and President of the Pacific Islander Club (PIC), Jordyn Sanico '21, has been adapting and strengthening her soft skills as she wraps up her virtual learning experience this semester. In a recent interview, she talked about her initial hesitations to online learning, adjusting to the changes, and how the PIC is restrategizing for Menlo’s 29th annual lūʻau this spring!

Click here for the full read: https://blog.menlo.edu/newsletter/student-spotlight-meet-jordyn/

As the country looks toward rebuilding, what role do those who work in conflict resolution, facilitation, and mediation ...
12/08/2020

As the country looks toward rebuilding, what role do those who work in conflict resolution, facilitation, and mediation play as America shifts to a new Presidential administration?

The Cambridge Negotiation Institute roundtable will explore this issue and celebrate the publication of Provost Grande Lum’s book, “America’s Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights," on Thursday, December 10 from 9:15-10:30am.

Register at: https://www.cambridgenegotiationinstitute.com/courses/cni-roundtable-bridging-and-healing-across-racial-divides-post-election-2020-the-role-of-conflict-resolution

Menlo College student Sambhab Thapaliya ’21, winner of the 2020 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award, is also founder a...
12/03/2020

Menlo College student Sambhab Thapaliya ’21, winner of the 2020 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award, is also founder and CEO of Augmented and Segmented Media Interface Corporation (ASMI) - a company focused on advertising within streamed, user-generated, content. He has raised over $500,000 in initial start-up funding and is holding an investment event later this month!

The virtual investment pitch event will take place on Tuesday, December 15 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm (PST) - register today: https://forms.gle/ZCu39oKZVLW8unbBA

Learn more here: http://www.menlo.edu/news/sambhab-thapaliya-21-asmi-startup-investment-event-and-funding-success/

Do you need to decompress a bit after what can only be described as "a year"? Join the Menlo College SGA, Bowman Library...
12/01/2020

Do you need to decompress a bit after what can only be described as "a year"? Join the Menlo College SGA, Bowman Library, and Student Affairs teams for a 15-minute mindfulness meditation break tomorrow!

This short break is open to everyone - students, alumni, friends, family, faculty, and staff. Click the link below to register for the first break tomorrow from 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM.

https://zoom.​us/meeting/register/tJMvdeuppj8pH9Fd6K5_eYNKQoiw6W1O3BNo

First-generation college student Larissa Martinez ’21 has remained #oakstrong and grateful for her peers, classes, and c...
11/27/2020

First-generation college student Larissa Martinez ’21 has remained #oakstrong and grateful for her peers, classes, and campus adaptations during the fall semester. With a continuously evolving journey, including an athletic injury that halted her career in softball and re-adjusting to life during a pandemic while working as Head Resident Assistant, Larissa shared her appreciation for her Menlo Oak community in a recent interview. Click the link below for the full story!

https://blog.menlo.edu/newsletter/student-spotlight-meet-larissa/

Missing the holiday cheer on campus this year?We are grateful for each and every member of the Menlo community and the s...
11/25/2020

Missing the holiday cheer on campus this year?
We are grateful for each and every member of the Menlo community and the strength and perseverance they have shown in these times.

Click the link below to hear what some members of the Menlo community are grateful for this holiday season! Have a safe one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78qJoqNyz8c&feature=youtu.be

November is Native American Heritage Month! Menlo College wishes to pay respect to the Indigenous peoples of the land on...
11/24/2020

November is Native American Heritage Month! Menlo College wishes to pay respect to the Indigenous peoples of the land on which the college is located and recognize the original stewards of the area through our land acknowledgement.

To read the land acknowledgement and learn more about the heritage of Indigenous peoples in the Bay Area and beyond, check out the links below!

Land Acknowledgement: http://www.menlo.edu/about/land-acknowledgement/

Indigenous Heritage - Resources from Bowman Library: https://menlocollege.libguides.com/c.php?g=1095419&p=7989392

Map via nativeland.ca

Menlo students are always hard at work, and we wanted to throwback to last year where some of our students made some new...
11/19/2020

Menlo students are always hard at work, and we wanted to throwback to last year where some of our students made some new friends and found time to unwind at goat yoga. Here’s a reminder to take a safe, well-deserved break too! We hope you are all doing well, and cannot wait to make some new memories with you soon!

On Thursday, November 19 at 8 AM PST the Rendanheyi Silicon Valley Center will be holding a free webinar on adapting man...
11/17/2020

On Thursday, November 19 at 8 AM PST the Rendanheyi Silicon Valley Center will be holding a free webinar on adapting management principles in the 21st century, based on the model presented by Haier, China's largest appliances company that also owns GE appliances. During this event, you'll hear from top leaders like Stuart Crainer, Kevin Nolan, Bill Fischer, Steve Denning, and Menlo's very own Annika Steiber.

All attendees will receive a complimentary e-book of Ecosystems Inc. published by Thinkers50, and 8 attendees have the chance to win an audio copy of the bestseller "The Age of Agile" or "The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management", both published by Stephen Denning!

If you would like to attend the webinar, register at the link below!

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/21st-century-management-and-how-to-start-the-transformation-process-tickets-123415289453

Sophomore Basil Merk ’23 is ever-present at Menlo, volunteering over the summer and preparing for club initiatives for t...
11/13/2020

Sophomore Basil Merk ’23 is ever-present at Menlo, volunteering over the summer and preparing for club initiatives for the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition to his current roles on campus, which include Catalyst at the Oaks Innovation Club, University Innovation Fellow candidate, Founder and President of RISE (the first Self Development club at Menlo), and one of many organizers of the first Startup Weekend Womxn Online Edition - happening this weekend!

Click the link below to read about how he and current student Bianca Neme Barros ’21 remain #Oakstrong and are currently volunteering their time to help others who have been financially impacted by the pandemic.

Link: https://blog.menlo.edu/newsletter/student-spotlight-meet-basil/

Today and every day we are grateful for the strength, bravery, and selflessness of our veterans. Thank you for your serv...
11/11/2020

Today and every day we are grateful for the strength, bravery, and selflessness of our veterans. Thank you for your service!

Menlo College is proud to announce the launch of Provost Grande Lum’s new book, “America’s Peacemakers.” Please join us ...
11/10/2020

Menlo College is proud to announce the launch of Provost Grande Lum’s new book, “America’s Peacemakers.” Please join us in celebration at the launch on Thursday, November 12 from 2 pm -3:15 pm (PST).

This event will feature a number of panelists from The Ohio State University Law, Harvard Law School, and Stanford Law School, and our very own Provost Grande Lum. If you would like to attend the launch, register at the link below!

Link: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cuvkib9l1VqGpnf

We are one week away from this year's Silicon Valley Womxn TechStars Startup Weekend - It's happening Friday, November 1...
11/06/2020

We are one week away from this year's Silicon Valley Womxn TechStars Startup Weekend - It's happening Friday, November 13 to Sunday, November 15. Click the link below for more information and to register!

Link: https://linktr.ee/SWSVWOMXN

Menlo College's very own Dean of Arts and Sciences and Political Science Professor Melissa R. Michelson was featured on ...
11/03/2020

Menlo College's very own Dean of Arts and Sciences and Political Science Professor Melissa R. Michelson was featured on ABC News discussing the use of texting to drive voter turn out starting at 00:02:10. Click the link below to check out the video! Menlo College is also a polling site so come and vote today if you haven't already! #electionday

Video: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/election-text-tidal-wave-73985111

TBT to our 2019 Fall Festival - We hope everyone has a safe and healthy Halloween this year!
10/31/2020

TBT to our 2019 Fall Festival - We hope everyone has a safe and healthy Halloween this year!

Congratulations to Bianca Neme Barros ’21 for being named this year’s recipient of the Financial Executives Internationa...
10/26/2020

Congratulations to Bianca Neme Barros ’21 for being named this year’s recipient of the Financial Executives International Silicon Valley (FEISV) scholarship.

By virtue of her selection as this year’s scholarship winner, Bianca will join the FEI Rising Stars Advisory Board, which functions as a subset of the FEI Board of Directors. We can all share in the pride of Bianca’s selection this year, among an exceptional field of Menlo candidates.

The FEI scholarship program is supported by former Menlo Trustee and alumnus Harry Kellogg ’63. With his generosity and other donor support, Menlo scholars are elevated to achieve great things!

Former student-athlete, Joe Alvarez ’17, has always been a sports fan...before, during, and after his time at Menlo. As ...
10/21/2020

Former student-athlete, Joe Alvarez ’17, has always been a sports fan...before, during, and after his time at Menlo. As a former Resident Assistant, Student Ambassador, Student Director of Intramural Sports, and Sports Management major, Joe is creating a path to continue his athletic career for life.

Click the link below to check out the full article on Joe written by Sports Information Director and fellow Menlo alumnus, Ryan Barnett ’19.
Link: http://www.menloathletics.com/article/8343

Missing all Oaks this OAKtoberFest weekend! This fall has truly been an unprecedented semester and we eagerly anticipate...
10/17/2020
This Time Last Fall 2020

Missing all Oaks this OAKtoberFest weekend! This fall has truly been an unprecedented semester and we eagerly anticipate the time when we can welcome the Menlo community back to campus.

Here’s a short clip of this time last fall. Until we can once again be together in person, we look forward to seeing you today at our virtual OAktoberFest celebration. This event will begin streaming at 5:00pm PST at www.menlocollege.co/oaktoberfest20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNp3GxM6aOA&feature=youtu.be

We are just over a month into an unprecedented fall semester and the strength and resilience of our community have never been clearer. While it’s certainly n...

This past summer has been challenging for many families as COVID-19 has financially impacted many around the world. One ...
10/12/2020

This past summer has been challenging for many families as COVID-19 has financially impacted many around the world. One of our current students, Anahi Hernandez, found an opportunity to offer relief to those in need in her hometown Yucatán, México. Click the link below to read the full story
https://blog.menlo.edu/newsletter/student-spotlight-meet-anahi/

Former student-athlete Brad Sawin’18 was very involved on campus as a student leader, former Resident Assistant, and mem...
10/09/2020

Former student-athlete Brad Sawin’18 was very involved on campus as a student leader, former Resident Assistant, and member of 2 sports teams. His adventure continues as he’s returned to his hometown in Arizona to pursue his dream of becoming a firefighter. Check out the full article on Brad's activities post-grad, written by Menlo alum, Ryan Barnett ’19 at the link below.

http://www.menloathletics.com/article/8333.php

Throwback to the Silicon Valley Sculpture 2020 event last weekend! 18 artists from the Bay Area, East Coast and Western ...
10/08/2020

Throwback to the Silicon Valley Sculpture 2020 event last weekend! 18 artists from the Bay Area, East Coast and Western Europe, showcased their art, including 3 pieces from Burning Man. Here are some moments captured by our very own Miguel Lim.

October 11 is International Day of the Girl! We invite you to join us on Monday, October 12, 2020, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM, ...
10/06/2020

October 11 is International Day of the Girl! We invite you to join us on Monday, October 12, 2020, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM, PST as we celebrate this day and raise awareness on the benefits of different voices/diversity of thoughts in school, work, and life.

In our webinar event, titled “Our Voice, Our Equal Future”, we will discuss the diversity of perspective, young women leaders, organizational and cultural inclusion, and the technical divide for women.

Registration for this free event is required and can be found at the link below.

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8i6C0ReySB61jxa3WSbGFA

October already? We know what that means. OAKtoberFest 2020 is here! On Saturday, October 17, in partnership with Devil ...
10/01/2020

October already? We know what that means. OAKtoberFest 2020 is here!

On Saturday, October 17, in partnership with Devil Canyon’s Brewery, we are bringing the festivities to you - virtually!

This year's OAKtoberFest will feature a drive through beer pick up, a live streamed tour of Devil's Canyon Brewery and a tasting of 3 featured beers (alcoholic and non). We will also be announcing the winner of this unprecedented year's Outstanding Oak Alumni award.

A Devil's Canyon + Menlo College OAKtoberFest Brewing Package will be free for the first 90 people who use the coupon code GOOAKS20 at the link below! Get your complimentary brew package, now, while supplies last!

(One package per person. If multiple brew packages are claimed per family, each person receiving a brew package must be present with ID (21+) during pickup or delivery.)

https://devilscanyon.square.site/product/menlo-oaktoberfest-package/274?cp=true&sa=false&sbp=false&q=false&category_id=3

Menlo College continues to expand its breadth of entrepreneurial leadership with the election of Joe Hurd and Colin O’Ma...
09/28/2020

Menlo College continues to expand its breadth of entrepreneurial leadership with the election of Joe Hurd and Colin O’Malley to the Board of Trustees.

Between them, they bring a wealth of experience as successful entrepreneurs; Hurd also trained as a lawyer and served in the Obama administration. Hurd and O’Malley will begin their four-year terms on October 1, 2020.

Please join us in welcoming them to the Menlo College community!

Visit the link below to read more.

http://www.menlo.edu/news/adding-depth-in-entrepreneurial-leadership-menlo-college-board-of-trustees-elects-two-new-members/

The time has come! Next Tuesday, September 29 is the First Presidential Debate. Dr. Michelson, Dean of Arts & Sciences a...
09/25/2020

The time has come! Next Tuesday, September 29 is the First Presidential Debate. Dr. Michelson, Dean of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Menlo College, will be hosting a watch party via Zoom, and invites the Menlo College Community to join!

This event will be held on September 29 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PST.

If you are interested in attending, please register using the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf77H8-Jy0miXX0iObiq1tSAKJbptLs4vuGcQ15SUouyZi97Q/viewform

Are you looking for something exciting (and safe) to do this weekend? It's not too late to join us here on campus for th...
09/24/2020

Are you looking for something exciting (and safe) to do this weekend?

It's not too late to join us here on campus for the first-ever Silicon Valley Sculpture 2020! This art fair, a fundraiser for MPPA, will be conceived as an art walk of 31 monumental sculptures strategically placed on campus.

The sculptures are by 18 artists, 9 of which are from the Bay Area, including 3 from Burning Man. The other half comes from the East Coast and Western Europe. During the walks, no more than 50 attendees, who will be asked to maintain social distancing guidelines, will have the opportunity to view the pieces spread across campus.

While Friday has been booked full, Saturday and Sunday tickets are still available for purchase!

To read more about SVS 2020 or to purchase your ticket, please visit the link below.
https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/art-exhibits/silicon-valley-sculpture-debuts-as-an-art-fair-for-the-social-distancing-era

Photos: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle

Coinciding with the opening of the 2020-21 academic year, we are happy to share that we have now received continued reco...
09/23/2020

Coinciding with the opening of the 2020-21 academic year, we are happy to share that we have now received continued recognition by The Princeton Review and the NAIA, alongside a newest ranking by Money Magazine. These accolades are truly a testament to the outstanding effort by our students and those who support them.

For over ten years, Menlo College has been named as one of the best colleges in the West by The Princeton Review, ranked as an athletic NAIA Five-Star Champions of Character Institution, this year at the Gold level, and for the first time, Money Magazine has ranked Menlo College as the 11th-best place in the United States to obtain a business degree.

Congratulations to the students, alumni, faculty, staff, and trustees of Menlo for this much-deserved recognition!

Click the link below for more details.

http://www.menlo.edu/news/menlo-college-three-new-best-college-rankings-to-start-the-academic-year/

Address

1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA
94027-4301

General information

Menlo College Facts 1. Founded in 1927 2. Remarkably successful, global alumni base 3. Premier, internationally-recognized location 4. Maximum 750 undergraduate students 5. International students make up 13% of student base 6. 63% male; 37% female 7. 50% of student body participate in NAIA sports programs 8. Current endowment is $23.5M 9. 14:1 student-faculty ratio 10. WASC Accredited; pursuing AACSB accreditation 11. Named among the "Best Colleges in the West" by The Princeton Review

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(800) 556-3656

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