Friends of Yale from Industry – Alumni Connect Industry to “One Yale”

One year ago, Friends of Yale from Industry (FYI) started as a response to the global pandemic to help Yale students find opportunities for professional development inspired by Dean Chun and Dean Cooley. Marvin Chun’s call on April 27th, 2020 began our journey and we were inspired by Lynn Cooley’s immediate and enthusiastic support for us and the vision of One Yale.

We work in close collaboration with Yale’s Office of Career Strategy to bring an expanding group of alumni, Yale faculty, and administrators to make it easier for the private sector and non-profit organizations to proactively engage with the University. Over a dozen roles were created for Yale students by seven organizations across four industry sectors. Further, novel partnership models for joint research and development have evolved.

Momentum is building to expand the number of unique professional development opportunities for Yale students.

Vishal Agrawal ES ’96, MS ’96, MED ’02
Richard Kayne MED ’76
Shah Karim SY ’81, MA ’87, M. Phil ’07
Co-Chairs of FYI Board

By David Halek
David Halek Director of Employer Relations