Laurie Coppola

Senior Associate Director

Laurie Coppola

Preferred pronouns: she/her

Laurie advises and counsels undergraduates and alumni in Yale College and students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences interested in pursuing further education and careers in the healthcare and STEM fields. Prior to joining Yale, Laurie held various managerial roles for AT&T. During her tenure with AT&T, she managed a staff of over twenty employees and led process improvement efforts which enhanced the effectiveness, accuracy and delivery of billing information to customers. Laurie earned a B.A. from Albertus Magnus College. She embarked on her new career with the Office of Career Strategy after obtaining her M.S. in Human Services from Albertus Magnus College. Laurie’s latest opportunity has been teaching counseling techniques to students pursuing their undergraduate degrees in human services from her alma mater.

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Interview before the interview: How premeds can ace the AAMC VITA

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Brian Murphy, News Writer for the AMA published this article on the AAMC VITA.

Getting a complete picture of a medical school applicant is more difficult during a pandemic that largely prevents the in-person interview process. Because of that, some …

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When Is the Right Time to Take the MCAT® Exam? Three Questions to Ask Yourself!

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The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently posted this article on finding the right time to take the MCAT.

Visit the AAMC’s website to learn more!

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Looking for advice on how to prepare and study for the MCAT?

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The general advice that I give on preparing for the MCAT is to put time in studying for the exam up-front. You want to go into this process with the goal of taking the exam once, while it is okay …

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Choosing Your Health Professions School List

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Here are some considerations as you compile your list of programs:

Tip: When choosing any professional or graduate program, don’t apply to any school you would not attend if it was the only school that accepted you.

What is the …

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Writing the Personal Statement for Health Professions Applications

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The personal statement gives you the opportunity to present a compelling snapshot of who you are and perhaps why you want to be a doctor. Use your personal statement to say what others can’t. The personal …

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