Skip to main content

Our Community

Preview image for the video "Yale SOM Community".

You’ll advance your aspirations by being part of a community of people who help each other reach their goals. We assemble students who bring a strong set of values to our community, and the Yale SOM experience is designed to help each of them hone and strengthen their sense of individual purpose. Being part of a community with this orientation serves as training for cultivating healthy communities in organizations of all sorts and scales.

A run for the refugees
students talking to one another
Thank You sign with a group of students

Internship Fund!

Each year, students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together to raise funds that enable students to do internships nonprofit, governmental, and other social impact organizations. 

group of students in fancy attire

Auction Night is the Internship Fund’s biggest fundraiser of the year. While most MBA interns expect to receive generous stipends and salaries for our work over the summer, many of our classmates pursuing nonprofit, public sector, and social impact internships aren’t as fortunate. In alignment with the School of Management’s mission of educating leaders for business and society, the Internship Fund was created so that students pursuing these types of internships could do so without regard for financial constraints.

Fields being cultivated
March 01, 2024 MBA Blog

Collaborating on the Regenerative Agriculture Future 

Colin Custer ’24 describes how he partnered with Alex Healey ’23 to research a new finance model for the growing regenerative agriculture industry. The report they co-authored is already making an impact.

Prof. K. Sudhir teaching in a classroom
February 22, 2024 MBA For Executives News

Student Project Explores Retirement Savings in Underserved Populations

Student teams in the MBA for Executives program last fall explored initiatives to encourage retirement planning in African American and Latino communities.

James Robertson speaking to a classroom of students
January 10, 2024 MBA Blog

Video: Scenes from Social Impact Week

In December, the student-run Net Impact club hosted a series of events aimed at engaging the Yale SOM community around the theme “earning your power" and introducing students to ways they can help make a difference.

Solving challenges together

The community is united by the belief that acting on our mission requires us to address the biggest and most pressing challenges in the world today. Such problems can’t be solved through solitary gestures—it takes teamwork, an ability to leverage human capital, and the building of active connections between people, ideas, and resources. You’ll collaborate with students and others to take on issues you care deeply about.

Having fun together

The SOM community thrives on camaraderie, offering ample opportunities for students to bond, unwind, and engage in various extracurricular activities. Whether it's participating in student clubs, attending networking events, or exploring the local area together, fun is an integral part of campus culture at Yale SOM.

A student with two dogs
January 24, 2024 MBA Blog

We Rate Dogs (and Cats): Scenes from Yale SOM’s Mascot Competition

Last fall, students brought their pets to Evans Hall to show off their talents and compete for the title of unofficial SOM mascot.

poster frame for 2023 Friendsgiving video
November 14, 2023 MBA Blog

Video: Gathering Together at Friendsgiving

The Yale SOM community came together in early November for Friendsgiving, an evening to celebrate “friendship, community, and fellowship” and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast.

Megan Grossman running
October 11, 2023 MBA Blog

Making Connections through Running

Megan Grossman ’25 shares how running has helped her connect to members of her Red Cohort and the city of New Haven—and to raise money for a free clinic staffed by Yale students.