This Week’s Student Club Speakers: Brand Management, Values-Driven Leadership, and Reform in Ukraine

Every week, accomplished alumni and other leaders visit Edward P. Evans Hall at the invitation of student clubs, sharing career advice and insights into their industries. Here are a few of the speakers who visited the school during the week of September 25.

Monday, September 25

The Human Capital Club invited a panel of alumni to discuss their careers in the field.

A panel of second-year students detailed their summer internships in the retail sector in an event hosted by the Retail Club.

Tuesday, September 26

The Investment Management Club hosted a panel of students who shared their experiences from summer internships in the field.

Wednesday, September 27

Michael Cabrera, co-founder, managing partner, and chief engineer for Valtech Engineering, visited campus as a guest of the Entrepreneurship and Energy clubs to discuss how he founded a successful international industrial tech company.

Net Impact hosted a lunch with author and professor Mary Gentile. The event included a conversation on values-driven leadership.

Chetan Parekh ’06, associate brand director and innovation/new ventures leader at Procter & Gamble, discussed brand management during an event hosted by the Marketing Club.

Yennie Lee ’18 reflected on the “wicked problems” surrounding social issues in the public and private sector, which she worked on during her time at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and IDEO.org. She spoke during an event hosted by the Social Impact Lab.

Thursday, September 28

The Association of Hispanic and Latin American Students hosted a forum for second-year students to share what they learned while  working in Latin America this past summer. 

Friday, September 29

Legal activist and Yale World Fellow Taras Shevchenko, former board co-chairman for the Reanimation Package of Reforms, which brought together 80 NGOs to develop, promote, and control implementation of reforms in Ukraine, was a guest of the Business & Politics Club. He delivered a talk titled “Leading Organizations in a Fight” before taking questions from attendees. 

The Entrepreneurship Club hosted an event with Stephen Robert Morse, who was nominated for a 2017 Primetime Emmy for Amanda Knox, which he produced. The talk focused on entrepreneurship in media.