SOMAA - Mentorship Program

About the Mentor Program

Alumni sign up here.
Students sign up here.


The Yale SOM mentor program, developed in consultation with the Yale SOM Alumni Relations, Career Development Offices and the SOM Alumni Association, allows SOM students to tap into the unusual success and diversity of our alumni community, which differentiates SOM from other business schools. It is critically important for alumni from all sectors, industries, and fields of expertise to get involved to share their wisdom with students and the newly graduated class.

Fall Session

The fall session launches in October and runs until Commencement. This enables alumni to mentor current students virtually throughout the fall and spring semesters

Summer Session

The summer session launches soon after commencement and runs through the summer. This enables alumni to mentor students on internships and members of the graduating class in the cities where mentors and mentees are both located. As well as the usual mentoring advice, it is anticipated mentors and mentees will be able to meet up in person for coffee etc. and mentors will be able to add another layer of advice as established residents in the cities where their mentees are now located. Mentors should indicate the time they are able to commit, number of meetings etc in the database.

Affinity Groups

Having successfully piloted affinity summer sessions with the Women in Management student club from 2012-14 we are expanding our affinity groups subsections to include the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) and Alumni of Color. Participants are invited to opt-in to these sessions by selecting TRUE in the Summer Session Drop-Down as well as TRUE in the appropriate affinity drop downs:

  • LGBT
  • Alumni of Color
  • Women in Management

How It Works

Alumni register for the program on this website, students then review registration information provided by alumni and select mentors on a first-come, first-served basis.

When a student selects a mentor, an automatic notification is sent to both the mentor and student. After that point the process goes off-line and it is the responsibility of the student to initiate contact to begin the mentoring process.

Getting Started

  • Alumni sign up here.
  • Students sign up here.
  • At the end of each session both the mentor and student will be asked to complete a brief survey to identify the benefits and lessons learned and determine appropriate follow-up actions.