Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow
You are a student today, an alumna/us tomorrow, and a Yalie forever! We want you to know about the opportunities offered to you in all these roles. To help ensure a smooth transition from student to alumna/us, the Yale Alumni Association offers programs and opportunities to engage and connect with Yale.
In addition to the programs and initiatives below, you can connect with fellow alumni through the following organizations:
Yale Career Network
A program for online networking, the Yale Career Network is a valuable resource for current students, providing access to approximately 15,000 to 20,000 alumni who can offer their support, guidance, and advice.
Managed by the Office of Career Strategy, the Yale Career Network offers a database of alumni ready to network with fellow alumni and current students. Search the network to discuss career objectives and explore career interests. Once you are an alumna/us, you can start serving as a career resource to others!
Careers, Life, and Yale
Careers, Life, and Yale features programs that leverage the wisdom and talents of our alumni to support you – with advice and mentoring as well as events that provide insights into careers and life skills not often available to you on campus.
Sign up to choose an alumna or alumnus as your mentor! Talk with your mentor about your post-graduate plans, get insights on life after Yale, and benefit from her/his encouragement and advice!
The program encourages students and alumni to develop a reciprocal relationship and dialogue for at least six months, although some engagements last longer. A few times a year, students select from available Yale alumni mentors. Sign up here!
Students and Alumni of Yale (STAY)
STAY is all about student-alumni relations! Partnering with on- and off-campus partners such as the Yale Alumni Association, Office of Development, Dwight Hall, the Office of Career Strategy – and even other universities – STAY hosts events and supports channels to unleash student-alumni time and talent, to transfer wisdom, and to form long-lasting, meaningful student-alumni relationships. Learn more.
Yale students have access to a network of alumni and employers eager to offer opportunities. The Office of Career Strategy works closely with Yale alumni, parents, donors, and employers that hire Yale students across all industries, which OCS refers to as Preferred Yale Partners. These opportunities may be paid and unpaid internships, with some offering other perks such as free lunch or a commuting stipend.
Working at Yale College Reunions
Yale students, did you know you can work during Yale College Reunions? Get to know the Yale Alumni Association staff, mingle with alumni, and make some money, too! For more information, click here to contact us.
Current first-years and sophomores: are you interested in meeting alumni? Would you like to represent your class among alumni volunteers from every decade? Consider running for class delegate to represent your class as sophomores or juniors.
Juniors – you can run lead your class through your all-important senior year, including Senior Week, and to then serve as class officers through your 5th Reunion!
Senior Class Officer Elections: Class of 2019
Please contact Jeannie Daniel at the YAA for more information and to get you up to speed.
Your Yale story has only just begun!
For the next 10 years you get to be a part of BOLD, Bulldogs of the Last Decade, which will help you connect and engage. For more information on resources, volunteer opportunities, awards, and more, check out our BOLD website.
Please also stay in touch with your fellow alumni and with Yale!
- Update your contact information, so you never miss out on the latest events and other news. Watch for an email after graduation for instructions on accessing and using the online alumni directory.
- Sign up for YaleMail! Shortly after commencement, we’ll invite you to create a branded alumni email account. (Your student account will be closed after one year; Yale ITS provides instructions on transferring your email archive to YaleMail or another account.)
Follow us on social media as well. Follow @YaleAlumni on Twitter and Instagram now, as well as the Yale Alumni Association on Facebook. And after commencement, you can also join the Yale Alumni closed Facebook group.
And to keep the fun going, be sure to attend a Feb Club event – or start one near you!