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SOMPost: May 2021 Dean Charles Thank You, Planning for 2021-2022

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A Special Message from Dean Charles 

I want to thank you for your flexibility and creativity in partnering with our career development professionals and our students through what has been a uniquely challenging year. 

You know as well as I do that talent is the lifeblood of organizations- whether in academia, private enterprise, or the social sector. And certainly, we are rich in talented students-  as measured by criteria of intelligence, drive, energy, and EQ. Having spent time with our students both in and outside the classroom, I think they also offer something more nuanced. I’ll sum it up as purpose. They come to Yale SOM because they want to make a difference in the facets of their professional lives. Throughout our programs, we emphasize the importance of understanding both the immediate impact of business decisions and their larger ramifications for all around us. We build up our students’ values and commitment to making wide-reaching positive impact. I am confident by the time they graduate from Yale, they will have mastered the how and what- in other words, the business skills they will need to thrive in their new roles- and also the why- the critical ability to look at the big picture and steer toward mutually beneficial results. 

I am truly excited to see how this cohort contributes to your organizations in coming years. And I look forward to learning more from all of you about how we can further improve our work together in future years. 

Thank you again for partnering with us. 

Best regards, 

Kerwin K. Charles

Indra K. Nooyi Dean | Yale School of Management 

Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Economics, Policy, and Management 

What’s Happened 

The Global Graduate Business School Career Fair was a worldwide hit! 

On April 22, more than 85 employers connected with over 750 students from 27 schools worldwide, during this successful event for recruiters and students alike. Recruiters were happy with the turnout and look forward to connecting with students even further. And as one student put it, “I liked the assortment of companies of being able to sit at the virtual table. I liked that recruiters and professionals were open to chat and very kind. I also like that it was clear whether the companies are hiring for full-time and/or internship.” Expect these global graduate business school career fairs to be a regular part of recruiting options for next year. 

What’s Happening 

Commencement is just one week away! 

We welcome the return of an in-person Commencement this year on Monday, May 24! While the look will be new and the event limited to just graduating students, faculty and staff, the energy and enthusiasm to celebrate the accomplishments of these students is as high as ever!

Summer is a hot time to recruit from Yale SOM 

The Yale SOM CDO does not take summer vacation. We continue to support the recruiting efforts of employer partners and students alike throughout the summer. If you have immediate hire needs for full-time or interns, don’t hesitate to reach out to or your Employer Partnership Manager, and we will best advise. 

Additionally, if you have programming options to connect with incoming students, please let us know. 

What’s Next 

Updating our recruiting contacts for all degree programs 

With the variety of degree programs at Yale SOM, there are multiple options to recruit students for your needs, whether early career, MBA, or experienced hire. Recognizing that recruiting for these roles may be led by different recruiting professionals, and may take on different timing and processes, please take a moment to complete this survey to ensure we have the most accurate information to optimize our partnership with you. We also encourage you to share this survey with any of your recruiting colleagues. 

Planning for 2021-2022 recruiting 

Around May 20 we will begin the three-week Priority Planning Period for 2021-2022 campus recruiting engagements. The planning period kicks-off with an email that contains key recruiting dates, new policies and protocols, and planned Yale SOM CDO hosted recruiting opportunities. Please ensure that we have updated contact information in 12Twenty for you and your recruiting colleagues to ease the planning process. Email with any questions. 

Beyond The CDO 

Student clubs 

Our 50-plus student clubs are an integral part of the Yale SOM community. Clubs provide forums for discussion and opportunities for action, and they foster students’ leadership and business skills via consulting engagements, workshops, roundtables, conferences, and fundraisers. Employers can sponsor clubs on an annual basis, showing support to the student initiatives and desires. Learn more about club sponsorship here and reach out to or your Employer Partnership Manager with any questions. 

Meet Dean Kerwin Charles 

The Indra K. Nooyi Dean and Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Economics, Policy, and Management at the Yale School of Management 

Dean Kerwin CharlesDuring his scholarly career, Dean Charles has students and published on topics including earnings and wealth inequality, conspicious consumption, race and gender labor market discrimination, the intergenerational transmission of economic status, worker and family adjustment to job loss and health shocks, non-work among prime-aged persons, and the labor market consequences of housing bubbles and sectoral change. He is the Vice President of the American Economics Association, and the Vice Chair of NORC at the University of Chicago, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an elected Fellow of the Society of Labor Economics. He serves on the Board of Trustees of  the Panel Study of  Income Dynamics, is a member of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, and sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Labor Economics. 

To learn more from Dean Charles about the mission of Yale SOM, please click here