About the Mentor Program
Alumni Registration Deadlines for 2014
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.
The fall-spring is launched in the fall and runs through to the end of the academic year in May. As students are on campus in New Haven during most of this time, it is expected most communication will be virtual, by email and phone. However, if/when possible students and mentors are encouraged to meet in person. Time commitment an alumnus is able to dedicate should be indicated for both sessions in the online database. An alumnus would not be expected to dedicate more than about 30 minutes per week to check in by phone, plus any extra help that the mentor may provide on his/her own initiative. Mentors will have the ability to explicitly state how much time they are willing to devote to the program.
After piloting a summer session with the Women in Management student club in 2012 and 2013, we are launching a summer session to provide alumni mentors for students on internships and members of the graduating class in the cities where they will be. As well as the usual mentoring advice, it is anticipated mentors and mentees will be able to meet up in person over the summer 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.
Women in Management
Having successfully piloted a summer session in a few cities with the Women in Management student club in 2012 and 2013 we are continuing to encourage alumnae to participate in the Women in Management summer program specifically to mentor female students. The Women in Management program runs concurrently during the summer session. Participants will be invited to Women in Management events organized in specific cities through the summer. If you are interested in mentoring any student, male or female, you should indicate TRUE in the Summer Session Drop-Down as well as TRUE in the Women in Management drop-down.
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