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Alyssa Patterson (YC '18), Yale Summer Events in DC 2017 Director (right) coordinated all 2017 events

Over the summer, students in Yale College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences have the opportunity to connect with peers and Yale alums. Each Spring, OCS hosts a location survey in the Yale Career Link, through which students can indicate where they will be over the summer and if they would like to connect with Yale alums in that area. OCS will then send your name and email to the local Yale Alum Club and you will be included in any events hosted over the summer. 

The Yale Summer Events in Washington, DC and New York include on-the-ground student directors to host a plethora of career-related, cultural, political, and social events to help students connect with each other and alumni, and to learn more about their communities. Yale students living or visting Washington, DC or New York over the summer will have the opportunity to network with representatives from a variety of industries and meet with Yale alums. These events include: panels on careers in a number of industries, conversations with renowned individuals from around the world, trips to shows, museums, concerts, potluck picnics, charity events, and socials. Past events include:

  • Lunch and Tour of the World Bank (DC, 2017)
  • Dinner with Linda Jewell, former Ambassador to Ecuador (DC, 2017)
  • Panel on Non-Profits with Yale Alumni Nonprofit Association (DC, 2017)
  • Yale Women's Brunch (DC, 2017)
  • Panel Discussion on Law Firm Career Paths (NY, 2017)
  • Networking Event with Yale Women (NY, 2017)
  • Dinner with Kennedy Gachiri (NY, 2017)
  • United Nations Tour  (NY, 2017)

Open Director Positions

Interested in managing and coordinating the programs for New York or Washington, D.C.?  Apply for a Director position via Yale Career Link. Yale Summer Events Director job postings will be available on December 1, 2018. 

2019 Deadline: TBD

Note: Legal notice: There will be alcohol at some Yale Summer Events. For those under 21 who attend events open to all ages where alcohol is served, such as happy hours and barbeques, you are reminded that the U.S. law forbids anyone under 21 from consuming alcohol. Students in attendance at these events acknowledge that Yale University is not responsible for, and will be held harmless against, any injury, loss, or other damage arising from or related in any manner to a student who does not abide by this law.

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