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Alumni Network

Alumni of the school recognize the valuable role Yale SOM has played in their lives and careers, and regularly give back to current students in a variety of ways, including contributing to the school financially, returning for lectures and conferences, and assisting current students as they launch their own careers.

A Supportive Community

Yale SOM alumni share the same close-knit, supportive ethos that you'll find throughout the school. Many make themselves available to share career advice and insights on their industries by email or phone or over coffee. Alumni also recognize the value that Yale SOM graduates bring to their organizations, so they are eager to help guide students through the recruiting process.


  • The Yale SOM Alumni Association Mentorship Program gives you the opportunity to create an ongoing relationship with an alumnus or alumna in your industry.
  • The Yale SOM and Yale University alumni databases allow you to search for alumni in your field for job advice, informational interviews, and specific job inquiries.

Conversations with Alumni

Jamila Abston ’17, partner at Ernst & Young

Dr. Michael Apkon ’02, CEO, of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children

Michael Barker ’10, managing director of the Westport Country Playhouse

Josh Geballe ’02, chief operating officer of the State of Connecticut

Seth Goldman ’95, co-founder of Honest Tea and Eat the Change and executive chairman of Beyond Meat

Scott Gordon ’88, founder and CEO of Mastery Schools

Ed Hirs ’81, energy economist and University of Texas Fellow

Lofton Holder ’90, founding partner, Pine Street Alternative Asset Management

Dr. Suzanne Lagarde ’14, CEO of Fair Haven Community Health Care

Andrea Levere ’83, President Emerita, Prosperity Now

Nancy Yao Maasbach ’99, president of the Museum of Chinese in America

Indra Nooyi ’80, former chairman and CEO of Pepsico

Nancy Pfund ’82, founder and managing director of DBL Partners

Judith Samuelson ’82, executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program

Judith Scimone ’00, senior vice president and chief talent officer at MetLife

Eddie Thai ’12, general partner of Ascend Vietnam Ventures

Laura Walker ’87, former president and CEO of New York Public Radio