For young people pursuing a career in Silicon Valley, enrollment can be a golden ticket to elite technology companies.
Over the years, Stanford has educated some of the biggest names in tech, including Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Yahoo's Marissa Mayer.
Founded in 1891, Stanford University has built a reputation as a feeder school for Silicon Valley.
Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal
In CoHo, a coffee house where I found many students sitting on couches with laptops in hand, portraits of alumni hang on the wall.
Stanford has educated titans of tech including Yahoo's Marissa Mayer; Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin; cofounder of PayPal, Peter Thiel; former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer; and cofounders of Hewlett-Packard, Bill Hewlett and David Packard.