Dean’s Notes 10-17-2016

October 17, 2016


Dean’s Notes for the (short) week of October 17, 2016

I know many of you have midterms/papers due today/tomorrow. I wish you the very best and hope that everything has been going well with your work. I also wish you a very restful October break. Even though some folks use this as a time to catch up on work, there’s no harm in relaxing a bit – I will! Self-care is very important.
A little “Trumbit” for you: Last week, I went to the Peabody Museum ribbon-cutting for David Friend Hall, the new mineral/gem exhibit, and it is extraordinary. It opens to the public on Sunday, October 23rd – remember that your ID always gets you into the Peabody for free!

TC Dean’s Office: We’re nearing the midterm (Oct 28th). Want to chat? See below.
To make an appointment with me, please visit the office or call/e-mail Leah at (203) 432-0722 ( Our hours are M-F 8:30-5:00pm and I have a set of office hours each day of the week. It is best to make an appointment with Leah, but feel free to stop by to see if I’m available. Keep in mind that we don’t set up appointments during the evening/weekends.

Yale Degree Audit: Check it out if you haven’t already! Yale Degree Audit (YDA) is a tool that tracks your progress toward the bachelor’s degree. YDA is located on the Academics tab of Student Information System (SIS). YDA displays the Yale College degree requirements that you have already completed and those that are still pending.


October 17 Classes begin for courses offered in the second half of the term.
October 18 October recess begins, 11pm.
October 24 Classes resume
October 28 Midterm
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript.
November 11 Last day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option to a letter grade in a full-term course.
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the second half of the term without the course appearing on your transcript.
November 18 November Recess begins at 5:30pm

Writing Tutors:
Writing Partners:
Sc/QR Tutoring:
Find out if your QR/Sc course has a peer tutor here!
Language Tutoring:
TC Resident Writing Tutor: The TC Writing Tutor is Adam Sexton. His office is in the basement of TC, room 29, and his email address is He has regular hours, which are posted at For your information, a Yale College student may seek the help and advice of any tutor in any residential college.
TC Resident Math and Science Tutor: The TC math and science tutor is Chuan Du. Chuan has a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is currently a 2nd year PhD student in Economics at Yale. Chuan’s office hours will be held on Sunday 8-11pm and Tuesday 8-10pm. He will be based in room Basement Room 29 (near Entryway G). Please drop-in to say hi, enquire about Economics, Econometrics, calculus, linear algebra, future graduate studies or any combinations of the above.

Yale Center for Teaching and Learning’s support for Yale College students:

• The new Academic Strategies Program: This program offers workshops and 1-1 mentoring on key academic skills, including time management, working with faculty, notetaking and class engagement, and exam study strategies. For a current list of workshops and mentoring sign-up, see, or contact Karin Gosselink, Director, at

• In addition to our Residential College Writing Tutors and our Writing Partner programs, the Writing Center now offers Writing Study Halls. The study halls offer a quiet, supportive, and productive space for students to write, and are staffed by Writing Partners. Study halls will be held at the Yale College Writing Center, 35 Broadway (rear entrance behind Toad’s) Sundays 3-6 pm and Wednesdays 7-10 pm.

The Class of 2019 application for the global affairs major has gone live on the Jackson Institute website. Admission to the Global Affairs major takes place during the sophomore year.

The Jackson Institute is hosting two Sophomore Information Sessions this fall:
Wednesday, 26-October-2016
Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue, GM room
Wednesday, 2-November-2016
Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue, Seminar room
The Class of 2019 application deadline is 11:59PM on Friday, 18-November-2016
The STARS II program is a research intensive program targeting students who have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields, including women, students of color, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation college students, and the physically challenged. The program is open to juniors majoring in any of the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.
STARS II scholars conduct independent research with a faculty mentor beginning in the spring semester of their junior year and continuing through the following summer and into the senior year. They receive a stipend for up to 10 hours per week of research during the academic year and a stipend for up to 10 weeks of full-time research during the summer. The program culminates with a STARS II Research Symposium where the scholars present their work.
Information about the program and how to apply to STARS II can be found here:
The Silver Scholars Program at the Yale School of Management allows students to earn a Yale MBA degree within three years, directly after graduation, spring-boarding them toward their career goals and leadership positions. The program is designed for exceptional students with strong leadership potential. These students enroll in our full-time MBA program where they make up about 5% of the student body. Rather than the traditional summer MBA internship, Silver Scholars complete a year-long internship, extending their experience to three years. Yale College graduates are awarded a scholarship that covers the cost of tuition for the first year of the MBA program.

If you would like to speak with an admissions staff member, please email us at to schedule an appointment. You are also always welcome to take part in our campus visit program to learn more about SOM.



See what it is like to take an online course with Yale Summer Session! Join us for an online course demonstration on Wednesday November 2, from 8-9pm. Also, join us for a game of Jeopardy on Thursday November 3 from 7-8pm in Sudler Hall where the audience members can win prizes! Click here for more details!

Yale Summer Session
New Haven ● Online ● Abroad


Sign up for the Yale Study Abroad Newsletter to receive updates twice a month about upcoming application deadlines, information sessions by region or program, social events, and more!


As the semester continues, both national and campus Fellowship deadlines are approaching. Sign up for your class year’s Fellowships newsletter to receive deadline reminders directly from the Fellowships team.

Visit and for a comprehensive list of upcoming opportunities.

10/17 - Churchill Scholarships support one-year graduate degree courses at the University of Cambridge. Yale is invited to nominate up to two students to national competition; candidates seeking this endorsement must go through the campus application process via the SGD.

10/17 – The Keasbey Scholarship supports study at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, or Aberystwyth. Yale is invited to nominate up to two students to national competition; candidates seeking this endorsement must go through the campus application process via the SGD.

10/24 - The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSFGRF) supports up to three years of graduate study in the sciences and social sciences.

10/28 -The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship supports up to five years of graduate study in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences at select universities.

10/31- Are you a sophomore or a junior? Interested in Global Health? Apply to become a Global Health Scholar.

Can you speak compellingly to your project and your proposed plan? Nervous about interviews, the process, the committees, or just looking to improve your skills? Don’t miss this month’s Interviewing for National Fellowships workshop at the CIPE, co-sponsored by OCS and Fellowships on Friday, October 28th from 12 – 1 PM.


Walk-in Hours Suspended During Fall Break (October 19-21)
Please note walk-in hours are held only when classes are in session. Students can still make individual appointments during this time through Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity. Walk-ins will resume on Monday, October 24.

Friends Committee on National Legislation: Lobbying for the Public Good Workshop
Monday, October 17, 6:00pm-7:30pm, WLH 211
This workshop will provide a very practical, hands-on look at how to plan and conduct a lobby visit, from setting up a meeting to following up afterward. It will cover how to incorporate personal stories into lobby visits, how to approach meetings with congressional offices that hold views diametrically opposed to one’s own, and how to fit lobby visits into larger campaigns for change. Participants will have the opportunity to do mock visits and other hands-on activities.
Please RSVP to if you would like to attend.

Careers, Life and Yale (CLY)-Leadership Workshop
Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5
Want to make a deep dive into an alumni/ae-led leadership think tank? To explore career and life leadership lessons learned by Yale alums – in an elegant/intimate setting? The Association of Yale Alumni leverages Yale’s alumni talent to offer in-person, semi-annual, 1.5 day leadership workshops. On Friday evening, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, a team of alumni/ae leaders will work with you here on campus as part of our 13th STAY/AYA Leadership Forum. At The Graduate Club, you’ll benefit from alumni talks, Q & A, and healthy doses of career/life wisdom–topped off with networking and fine dining. By application only -- limited to 50 students; a full (1.5 day) commitment is required. Interested? Go to: to apply. The leadership forum is led by the Association of Yale Alumni. Questions? Contact Steve Blum ’74 at

On Thursday, December 1, Yale-coordinated Internship opportunities for summer 2017 will go live in Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity. Two major updates to the summer 2017 programs include: a) students have 5 (five) business days to accept an offer once it is extended, and b) the opening date to view opportunities is Thursday, December 1, 2016 and the first application deadline is Tuesday, January 24, 2017. How do I start? Students must complete the “Yale-coordinated Internship Programs Policies and Registration” in the Document Library of Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity.

What Every International Student Should know about the United States Job Search
Tuesday, November 1, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Davies Auditorium

Resource of the Week
Ready to explore your career interests, but don't know where to start? Use the Office of Career Strategy Workbook. This is an all-inclusive guide with worksheets and rubrics to help you begin understanding your interests and how they relate to a career path, and provides guides to ensure your job application material is up-to-date.

Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events. Log in to Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity under Events/Employer Information Sessions to RSVP.
The Yale Athletics Students Services (YASS) website is now up and running at YASS is built around four principal areas: Wellness, Inclusion, Leadership and Support. The intent of the site is to provide information and resources available to student athletes in all those areas and more.

Yale SOM Behavioral Lab: Participate in quick, easy, and fun surveys at the Yale School of Management to earn cash every week! Our behavioral lab is the home of marketing and organizational behavior researchers, who test the ways humans act. Visit to join our mailing list and be notified of future opportunities.
Make $15/hr while advancing behavioral science: The Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies Behavioral Research Lab (ISPS BRL) invites you to join our student participant pool! After registering, you will be invited to take part in studies where you will be paid for your time while learning about cutting-edge research in the social sciences. Sign up at and be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!!

2016-17 Yale-China Programs
Yale-China Association offers funded travel to China for students with excellent leadership and enthusiasm for cultural exchange. Students will engage with Chinese people and communities at an in-depth level. The following programs will be offered in the 2016-2017 academic year:


Yale-China Teaching Fellowship (post-graduation)
Highly qualified Yale seniors and recent graduates undertake two year teaching assignments in mainland China and Hong Kong. Fellows are immersed in their Chinese communities, gaining cross-cultural fluency and professional experience inside and outside the classroom. Intensive language study, ongoing support, and post-fellowship career networking in the Yale-China community. Fellowship offered since 1909. Deadline: December 2.

Hong Kong Community Service Exchange (summer, post-graduation)
Working with a Chinese peer for the summer, serve as an intern at a nonprofit organization in New Haven for four weeks, then work at a related nonprofit in Hong Kong for four weeks. Deadline: January 20.

Guangdong Community Service Exchange (summer, post-graduation)
Working with a Chinese peer for the summer, serve as an intern at a nonprofit organization in New Haven for three weeks, then work at a related nonprofit in Guangdong Province for three weeks. L3 or higher Mandarin ability required for this program only. Deadline: January 20.

For more information about these and other opportunities provided by the Yale-China Association, visit