Dean’s Notes 10-3-2016

October 3, 2016
TRUMBULL COLLEGE I know – it’s Monday and we have had a long stretch of gloomy days! Hang in there – soon enough, we’ll have a stretch of sunny days, family weekend is coming up and October break not long after that!  TC Dean’s Office 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 (minus 12-1pm for lunch). 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. ACADEMICS Yale Degree Audit: 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. A “Look Ahead” feature shows you how future course enrollment might apply toward your degree. Yale Degree Audit does not take the place of face-to-face advising, although you may wish to share your audit with your adviser. Instead, it provides an easy-to-read summary of requirements, allowing you and your adviser to spend more time discussing course selection and academic goals. Do not rely solely on your degree audit when planning your courses; continue to use Yale’s standard systems for schedule planning, and employ YDA as an additional tool. More features will be added to YDA in the future, including the ability to track progress toward major requirements. If you have suggestions, general observations, or questions that are not answered by the FAQs, send them to using the subject line “Degree Audit.” If you believe that academic information in your degree audit is incorrect, contact your residential college dean. UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINES October 7 Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term. October 15 Deadline to apply for a spring-term 2017 term abroad. 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. TUTORING 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. Upcoming Academic Strategies Workshops Time management: Set a weekly routine, plan major assignments, and make time for yourself. Tuesday, Oct. 4 @ 6 pm, Yale College Writing Center (BRW 35, rear entrance off York) Tuesday, October 11 @ 7:30 pm, Silliman Fellows Lounge Thursday, October 13 @ 6 pm, Davenport Fellows Lounge Managing a Heavy Reading Load: Read with purpose and efficiency. Thursday, October 6 @ 4 pm, Davenport Fellows Lounge Sunday, October 9 @ 4 pm, Trumbull Seminar Room Wednesday, October 12 @ 6 pm, Ezra Stiles Fellows Lounge Tackling Problem Sets Complete problems sets efficiently and with maximum learning. Tuesday, Oct. 4 @ 7:30 pm, Silliman College Fellows Lounge Sunday, Oct. 9 @ 2 pm, Yale College Writing Center (BRW 35, rear entrance off York) Working With Faculty Build academic and professional relationships with Yale instructors. Wednesday, Oct. 5 @ 6 pm, Fellows Lounge, Ezra Stiles College Sunday, October 16 @ 2 pm, Yale College Writing Center (BRW 35, rear entrance off York) See for updates! --Dr. Karin Gosselink, Academic Strategies Program Director, SENIORS 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. CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CIPE-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS Follow Yale CIPE on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! LAST CHANCE: Contest ends TODAY – Submit your photos to the 2017 CIPE Calendar Contest! Since 2007, Yale undergraduates have submitted stunning photography captured during their CIPE experiences, both domestically and abroad, to create the annual CIPE calendar. This year, students can submit up to two photos from their experiences! All current Yale undergraduates who have studied, worked, interned, or won a fellowship competition during the 2015-16 academic year and summer 2016 are encouraged to enter. Submit your photos today! YALE SUMMER SESSION Yale Summer Session – Summer Drama Program Summer is a great time to focus on a particular subject! Yale Summer Session offers two programs as part of the Summer Drama Program, the Yale Summer Conservatory for Actors and A Practical Approach to Directing. Visit the Drama Program website to learn more about it! Yale Summer Session New Haven ● Online ● Abroad STUDY ABROAD Study in Stockholm: The Swedish Program Info Session When: Tue, October 4, 4pm – 5pm Where: CIPE Room 305, 55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor (map) Hej Hej! Elen Rhoades Kidd, a representative from the Swedish Program, will be on-campus to discuss this liberal arts study abroad program based in Stockholm. To learn more about the Swedish Program, go to: To learn more about Yale’s study abroad application process, visit: Study Abroad in Thailand Student-Led Info Session When: Tue, October 4, 7:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Berkeley Mendenhall Room (map) Come by the Berkeley Mendenhall Room on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:30PM to enjoy free Thai food and hear about an amazing study abroad program called ISDSI! This is a highly experiential learning program, so if you want to spend minimal time in a classroom and maximum time hiking, camping, farming or sea kayaking in Thailand then this is probably right for you. If you're at all interested in environmental issues, sustainable development, sustainable agriculture, or even elephants then come and learn more! Hosted by Juliet Strauss who attended ISDSI for the Spring 2016 semester. Financial Aid Info Session for Semester Study Abroad Students When: Thu, October 6, 4pm – 5pm Where: CIPE Room 305, 55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor (map) Nicole DePaola, a representative from Yale’s Student Financial Services (SFS) office, will go over the financial aid transfer process for Year or Term Abroad students. Study Abroad in Paris with CUPA When: Fri, October 7, 3pm – 4pm Where: CIPE Room 305, 55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor (map) Tary Coppola, a representative from the CUPA study abroad program, will be on-campus to meet with interested students. Come learn more about options for study abroad during the fall, spring, full year, and summer in Paris, France. To learn more about CUPA, visit: To learn more about Yale’s study abroad application process, visit: FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS NEW FELLOWSHIP INFO SESSIONS ANNOUNCED Don’t forget to stay up to date with the Fellowships calendar—which highlights national and campus deadlines alike. And save the dates for these fall semester information sessions sponsored by Fellowship Programs to figure out which award applications are right for you! (All events convene in the CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, unless otherwise noted.) F 10/7, 11-12 PM: Fellowships 101 M 10/10, 4 – 5 PM: Light Fellowship Info Meeting T 10/11, 4 – 5 PM: Fellowships for Seniors and After Graduation T 10/11, 4 - 5 PM @ WLH 211: Global Health Scholars Information Session W 10/12, 3 – 4 PM: Light Fellowship Info Meeting TH 10/13, 3 - 4 PM: Fellowships 101 F 10/14, 3 – 4 PM @ SSS 405: YCDO Science Fellowships Information Session F 10/28, 12 – 1 PM: Workshop: Interviewing for National Fellowships T 11/1, 11 AM – 12 PM: Light Fellowship Info Meeting T 11/1, 4 - 5 PM: Boren Awards Info Session W 11/9, 11 – 12 PM @ SSS 410: YCDO Science Fellowships Information Session TH 11/10, 11 AM – 12 PM: Fellowships 101 TH 11/10, 4 – 5 PM: Fellowships for Seniors and After Graduation TH 11/10, 5 – 5 PM: Light Fellowship Info Meeting M 11/14, 11 AM – 12 PM: Fellowships 101 M 11/14, 11 AM – 12 PM: Light Fellowship Info Meeting F 12/2, 3 – 4 PM @ SSS 410: Alan S. Tetelman Fellowship for Study Abroad Info Session T 12/6, 3 – 4 PM: Fellowships 101 W 12/7, 4 – 5 PM: Fellowships for Seniors and After Graduation TH 12/8, 11 – 12 PM @ SSS 410: YCDO Science Fellowships Information Session T 12/13, 3 – 4 PM @ @ SSS 405: Alan S. Tetelman Fellowship for Study Abroad Info Session W 12/14, 11 – 12 PM @ SSS 410: Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop OFFICE OF CAREER STRATEGY Walk-in Advising Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Office of Career Strategy Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 122 All sessions are 15 minutes long and are available on a first come, first served basis when classes are in session.
For more information visit the Office of Career Strategy website. LAST CHANCE: 2016 Summer Activities Survey closes TODAY! Returning Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: If you haven’t already, you must complete the very brief summer activities survey (less than 3 minutes). 1. Login to the Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity at As a reminder your username is your Yale email and if you do not have your password you can use the forgot password button. 2. You will be placed directly on the "Surveys" tab-choose "2016 Summer Activities Survey." Please note if you do not complete this survey your access to the Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity will be blocked. Student Partnerships for Global Health (SPGH) is a student organization on campus that forms interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students to partake in ten-week global health research projects over the summer with local organizations in Ecuador, Nicaragua, and New Haven. The application for this summer will go live afterwards, and the deadline to apply is 11:59pm on October 16. Email with any questions you may have. Workshop: Might You Be Interested in Graduate School All workshops are 5:00pm–6:00pm: Silliman Common Room–Monday, October 3 Timothy Dwight TD House–Wednesday, October 5 Calhoun Fellows Lounge–Monday, October 10 Pierson Fellows Lounge–Wednesday, October 12 Tips & Tricks: Yale Career Link & Network Friday, October 7, 12:30pm–1:30pm, Office of Career Strategy Careers, Life and Yale (CLY)–STEM Careers: Formulae and Solutions for Success Saturday, October 15 Want STEM-related career and life wisdom from alums who have gone down that path? The Association of Yale Alumni has collected dozens of alums to share their thoughts with you. Discussions will be highly interactive. On Saturday, October 15, join these alums – and your fellow students–for a full day of ideas and insights (a networking lunch and end-of-day reception are included). Morning sessions: mock interviews, how to network, time management, public speaking, STEM-related gender issues. Afternoon sessions: computer science, biotech, engineering and physical sciences. By application only. Interested? Go to: to apply. The leadership forum is led by the Association of Yale Alumni. Questions? Contact Steve Blum ’74 at 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 Resource of the Week Cover letters are an important and opportunistic way to identify specific accomplishments and skills relevant to an employer. Use these samples to understand the structure of this document and how to best spotlight your professional background. 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. OTHER Interested in becoming a CCE? The CCE mission is to create a more positive sexual climate on campus. The CCEs themselves are an exceptionally diverse, creative group of students who collaborate with each other and with their own communities to create space—both literally and figuratively—for students to more easily make mindful social and sexual choices. The CCEs also serve as a resource for students who have experienced or heard about sexual misconduct, providing a peer avenue to SHARE, the UWC, Title IX, and the Yale Police. Outside of training periods, the CCEs generally work 5-10 hours per week. They are paid employees of the YCDO. There’s no need for prior experience in sexual violence prevention. The prime qualification for being a CCE is the desire to make Yale a better place; optimism and humor are helpful, too! For more information or to apply, please visit Applications are due October 14, 2016. Looking for other ways to get involved? The Undergraduate Title IX Advisory Board and the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct are both looking for a few more members. Click here to apply now. Take your Spring classes in London! Yale-in-London is now accepting applications for the 2017 Spring Term; the deadline is October 3rd. New and exciting courses are on offer...and you earn Yale credits automatically as well as distribution credits in Humanities. Details on courses, faculty, and the application process are available at Talk to our YIL alums in your college to find out more. 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: SENIORS 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. ALL STUDENTS 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