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Yale Summer Events Program

Yale students living in a variety of cities throughout the summer will have the opportunity to connect with their peers and Yale alums.

The Yale Summer Events in Washington, DC, San Francisco, 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 in Washington, DC, San Francisco, or New York this summer will have the opportunity to network with representatives from a variety of industries and meet with Yale Alum.  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)
  • Dinner with Dr. Howard Jaffe (Yale Med School ’82) (SF, 2017)
  • Alumni-Undergrad Tech Get-Together hosted by Lien Tran (Yale College ’16) (SF, 2017)
  • Dinner with Paul Fletcher-Hill (Yale College ’15), Co-founder and CEO of PatientBank, a Health-tech startup (SF, 2017)
  • Greenhouse Gases and Climate Policy talk with Commissioner Clifford Rechtschaffen (YLS ’84), hosted by Tim Sullivan (YANA; YC ’72) (SF, 2017)

Yale College students, Graduate School of Arts and Science students, and alums of these populations can sign up to receive notification of events by messaging the Directors via their Facebook groups:

  • Washington, DC – 2018 Director: Dixe Schillaci
  • San Francisco – 2018 Director: Aerial Chavarin
    • Facebook: Yale in San Francisco Summer 2018
  • New York – 2018 Director: Maciej Zielonka
    • Facebook: Yale Summer Events in NYC 2018

Open Director Positions

Interested in managing and coordinating the programs for New York, San Francisco, 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 through Yale Career Link (powered by Symplicity). 

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.