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SOMPost: March 2021 Networking Events, VConnectSOM, and more

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Greetings from busy Yale School of Management!

While students are enjoying a virtual Global Network Week or a much needed break, recruiters and our office have been busy marketing job opportunities and planning ways to build those personal connections so vital to recruiting. Read on to see upcoming highlights, including new events in April and the launch of a new VConnectSOM opportunity.   As always, reach out if we can support your recruiting efforts in any way – we are happy to help!

All the best!

Rebecca Stekloff,
Deputy Director, Employer Partnerships

Career Development Office

What’s Happened:

HireSOM was a success

Twenty eight employers connected with over 100 Yale students for an evening of conversation and networking that lasted well past the expected closing time! The energy was high with most employer reporting that they are following up with students after the event and look forward to joining future HireSOMs. Most students shared that they added new organizations to their target lists and would recommend HireSOM to fellow students. 

Global Network Week has begun 

Spring 1 term has closed and many students are enjoying a much needed academic break after exams, while others are participating in Global Network Week in conjunction with other business schools in the Global Network for Advanced Management.  Classes resume in a hybrid model on Monday, March 22, with Spring 2 exams scheduled to end May 11 and Commencement scheduled for May 24. 

Thank you! 

Thank you to all who took the time to respond to our survey regarding your experiences with recruiting this past year. Your input is invaluable as we plan for the future.  If you haven’t already completed it yet, please take 5 minutes to do so now. Thank you!

What’s Happening:

April recruiting engagements 

The Yale SOM CDO is organizing a number of opportunities for employers to connect with students seeking full-time and summer internship roles. A summary is below – details and registration can be found on the Events page in 12Twenty, the career management system at Yale SOM. If you haven’t already, I recommend creating a free employer account using your professional email to get the most of 12Twenty. 

HireSOM-Nonprofit & Public Sector Thursday April 8, 12:00pm-1:30pm ET 

HireSOM –Startups & Small Businesses Thursday April 8, 7:30pm-9:00pm ET | 19:30-21:00 ET 

EngageSOM-Impact Investing Friday April 9, 10:00am-11:30am ET 

Venture to recruit at Yale SOM with VConnectSOM

Calling all VCs! If there is need throughout your portfolio to recruit graduate business school students, please reachout to me at The Yale SOM CDO is launching a new initiative, VConnectSOM, to facilitate introductions and to market your opportunities to Yale SOM students. 

What’s Next?

Save the date: April 22 Global Graduate Business School Career Fair

On April 22, 2021,  Yale SOM will be partnering with other graduate business schools to host a career fair for all employers in any country, industry, size, and age with full-time and intern needs across graduate business school degrees. Details will be available shortly in the events tab in 12Twenty and highlighted in the April issue of SOMPost. 

Are you an Expansionist, Broker, or Convener?

In recently published Social Chemistry, Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection, Yale SOM Professor of Organizational Behavior Marissa King shows how anyone can build more meaningful and productive relationships based on insights from neuroscience, psychology, and network analytics. Enjoy a recording of a conversation on this topic between Prof. King and Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy at Patagonia and Executive Fellow at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. 

Meet the Yale SOM CDO

Abigail KiesAbigail Kies  leads the Yale SOM Career Development Office where she gets to work with students, employers, alumni, and internal stakeholders in support of Yale SOM careers. What she loves most about her job are all the amazing and inspiring people and amazing organizations she gets to meet and interact  with. While she knows you’re in great hands with the Employer Partnership Team, feel free to reach out to her directly at anytime. 

Rebecca StekloffRebecca Stekloff  joined the Yale SOM CDO in August, 2015 and has led the Employer Partnership Team since 2018. She is a proud alumna of Yale SOM, loves helping employers develop strategies to successfully recruit Yale SOM students, and enjoys writing SOMPost monthly. Reach out to Rebecca with any questions or suggestions regarding recruiting, SOMPost, or services provided by the Yale SOM CDO Employer Partnership Team.