Yale is a place to think about big ideas. And to build knowledge, skills, and connections that will benefit you for the rest of your life.
Work with other students to bring top industry leaders together for a conference. Connect with the Global Network for Advanced Management. Help a nonprofit in South Africa reach more people. Have lunch with a Fortune 500 CEO. You have all of Yale and all of the world available to you.
A Team Effort
Each fall, a majority of the first-year class gathers for a day-long case competition, sponsored by the Consulting Club and Net Impact. Students work together in small teams to think through a business problem with a social dimension. One team takes home the prize at the end of the day, but every participant builds connections and professional skills.
Clubs mount conferences and bring speakers to campus, keeping you informed about the latest developments in your industry. They'll help you prepare for the recruiting process with boot camps and mock interviews. And they'll provide leadership opportunities, allowing you to put into practice what you learn in class.
Conferences and Events
Throughout the year, you will have opportunities to both broaden and deepen your pool of knowledge. Hear from the top decision makers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors who regularly visit campus. Learn how to appreciate a new sport. Team up with fellow students to plan a major conference.
I’m now just over halfway done with my internship at Etsy, and there aren’t enough superlatives out there to describe how awesome this experience has been. I’ve already completed one internal consulting project determining the future of “Eatsy,” which is Etsy’s office food program featuring local chefs and caterers.
You'll get to know classmates who were bankers, entrepreneurs, teachers, consultants, and relief workers, and who have lived and worked in countries across the globe. These people will become friends and colleagues, enriching your two years at Yale and forming a lifelong personal and professional network.
Life at Yale
At Yale SOM, you join a hardworking and close-knit community of graduate and professional students, faculty, staff, and families.