February 2020
Dear Members of the YANA Community,

Are you looking for ways to become more involved with YANA? We begin our new year with invitations to action. This email includes opportunities to recruit and hire Yale students; to mentor undergraduate Yalies ; to participate in our renowned free webinar series ; to support and strengthen the YANA-Dwight Hall fellowship ; and many more.

Most importantly, it includes a request to participate in a new YANA member survey . Please take a moment to tell us about your interests so that we can continue to provide opportunities and services that meet your needs.

Along those lines, while we are inspired by the growth we've seen — almost 6,000 contacts in our database — only about 200 of you are paid members.

If you have benefited from our complimentary YANA programming, we hope you will consider "officially" joining our membership community and support our growing network of individuals who wish to continue connecting, convening, and collaborating for the greater good.

Welcome to 2020 and a new decade of Yale alumni impact!

Rachel Littman ’91,  YANA Executive Director
Help support the next generation of social impact leaders! The YANA-Dwight Hall Fellowship is now in its 4th year! We are hoping to raise enough money to support four fellows this coming summer. Learn more about the YANA-Dwight Hall Fellowship Program and past Fellows.

YANA is entirely volunteer-led; we rely on the generosity of our Members and those who believe in social good to support our inspiring programs.

Of the almost 6,000 contacts in our database, only about 200 are paid Members donate today to support YANA and the work we do to build a community of like-minded, passionate Yalies and friends who strive to achieve and inspire social impact success.

YANA chapter leaders are interested in your input to help plan programming and events for the coming year. We only have 22 responses so far! Please take a few moments to complete the survey below. Thank you!
Here’s an exciting networking opportunity for Yale alumni: join Cross Campus – a YAA-sponsored, community-building, networking, and mentoring platform for our entire Yale alumni and student community.
Once you join Cross Campus,
you will be able to:

  • Make yourself available to Yale College and G&P alums and students who ask to connect with you for career/life wisdom-sharing
  • Connect with other Yale alums who offer their own career/life wisdom
  • Join our YANA group
HireSOM events bring together employers and Yale SOM students for networking and recruiting .
Participating employer partners will :

  • Connect with exceptional students with diverse talent profiles
  • Promote your organization & available internship/ full-time roles
  • Cultivate a long-term recruiting relationship with Yale SOM
  • Network with other employers
  • Enjoy a valuable and fun recruiting event
  • HireSOM events are open to all Yale SOM students, including early career master, MBA, and EMBA
Upcoming HireSOM Events
  • Employers with open positions* or interest in hiring interns/full-time employees by Summer 2020 can promote their organization & opportunities to a large & diverse Yale SOM student population (early career, MBA, exec. MBA)
  • Students seeking full-time roles that begin after May 2020 can learn about a variety of organizations, available roles, & make valuable connections

*Note: free 12Twenty employer account is required to register; if needed create one here
HireSOM—Social Impact
Feb. 20 | 5:30-7:30 PM
Yale School of Management
New Haven, CT

HireSOM Social Impact is an evening devoted to recruiting for roles in the social impact arena.

Registration Deadline: 2/13, 5PM EST
Feb. 28 | 2:00-4:00 PM
Andaz Hotel, 485 5th Ave
New York, NY

HireSOM NYC is an afternoon devoted to recruiting. 

Registration Deadline: 2/21, 5PM EST
Join our renowned free webinar series featuring Yale alumni experts, as we explore the dynamic and rapidly-evolving facets of the social impact sector.

Catch up on what you missed:

Seeking Food-Related Connections
YANA New England is looking to do a program or written piece on food insecurity and use of food and food-related businesses or projects as a means to economic self-sufficiency and mobility.  Please share any organizations that you are aware of that might fall in this category.
7-Time Consecutive Winner of the Yale Board of Governors Excellence Award 
  Working Together, Giving Back, Changing Lives