Dean’s Notes 11-28-2016

November 30, 2016

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of November 28th, 2016

Hope you all had a restful Thanksgiving break! Mine was great! Even though this is my first year as Dean of Trumbull, it is my 10th year at Yale and therefore the first time Yale has won The Game during my time here. I was very excited, particularly for our Trumbullian football players – awesome job!
I spent Thanksgiving in my hometown of Plattsburgh, NY – it was wonderful. I need a dose of the Adirondacks every once in a while, and I hope that you all found some time to rest and rejuvenate. And now for the final stretch of the term! I’ll send a separate e-mail in the next day or so with some tips for the coming weeks.

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 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.


November 28 Classes resume
December 2 Last day to convert from the Cr/D/Fail option to a letter grade in a course offered in the second half of the term.
December 9 Classes end, 5:30pm; reading period begins
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course or a course offered in the second half of the term.
December 15 Reading period ends, 5pm
Final examinations begin, 7pm
Deadline for all course assignments, other than papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by Dean Chandhoke.
December 21 Examinations end at 5:30 pm.
Deadline for all term papers and projects.
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, inquire 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.

Individual Academic Strategies Consultations
Our peer mentors are trained to help you set academic goals, find strengths to build on, and develop new strategies for approaching your academic work. Request an individual session at a time that works for you—email


Mellon Mays & Edward A. Bouchet
Undergraduate Fellowships
The Mellon Mays & Edward A. Bouchet Fellowships aim to increase the representation of students of color and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs and subsequent careers in academia. The Fellowships are open to Sophomores interested in teaching and research at the college and university level. Those interested are encouraged to attend the upcoming Information Session. For more information contact Quan Tran, Program Interim Director ( or Ayan Hussein, Program Coordinator (
Additional information and link to online application can be found at:

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.



Yale Summer Session New Haven offers more than 200 courses in the humanities, social sciences, STEM and the arts for full Yale credit. Lighten your term time load by taking a summer course! Financial Assistance available.

• Session A (May 29 to June 30, 2017)
• Session B (July 3 to August 4, 2017)

Yale Summer Session – New Haven • Online • Abroad –

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


Next semester is all about campus, national and international deadlines—including summer, postgrad, and year-long opportunities. The Fellowships team wants you to be informed about the work you need to do over and before the break to come back with strong materials, and a strong sense of how these opportunities align with your academic and professional objectives. Don’t miss these last information sessions of the semester.

M 12/5, 4 - 5 PM: International Summer Award (ISA) Information Session: This is the last opportunity this semester to hear how any student on financial aid can go about receiving a stipend for one summer experience abroad.
T 12/6, 3 – 4 PM: Fellowships 101: This is the last opportunity this semester to get the lay of the Fellowships land, hear about what opportunities might be a good fit for you depending on your class year, and to meet and hear an overview from the Fellowships Advisor for Yale College.
W 12/7, 4 – 5 PM: Fellowships for Seniors and After Graduation: This is the last opportunity this semester to hear about the opportunities that are still available to you as a senior, and to learn what kind of funding is available specifically to Yale College graduates.
TH 12/8, 11 AM - 12 PM @ SSS 410: YCDO Science Fellowships Info Session: This is the last opportunity this semester to hear about the opportunities available through the Dean’s Office for pursuing funding in STEM and other scientific fields.
TH 12/8, 6 - 7 PM: Light Fellowship Information Session: This is the last opportunity this semester to get information about the Light Fellowship, which offers full funding to Yale students of any class year for intensive language study in East Asia.
T 12/13, 3 - 4 PM @ SSS 405: Alan S. Tetelman Fellowship for Study Abroad Information Session: This is the last opportunity this semester (you can also attend an information session on F 12/2, 3 - 4 PM @ SSS 410) to hear about a fellowship that specifically funds a study abroad experience.

Can’t make it?
Though attending a full information session is recommended (and sometimes required to pursue a specific fellowship, such as the Richard U. Light) Fellowship Programs is pleased to announce that starting on Friday, December 2nd, from 2 - 4 PM you will have direct access to the Fellowships staff in the form of weekly drop-in hours. Drop-in hours will take place every Friday for the rest of the semester. Stop by with questions, concerns, appointment requests, or just to touch base with the Fellowships team at 55 Whitney Avenue.


Summer 2017 Yale-Coordinated Internship Opportunities LIVE Thursday, December 1
Opportunities will go live in Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity on December 1. Many additional opportunities will be posted throughout December and January. Important Policies: Students have 5 (five) business days to accept an offer (unless otherwise set by the employer); and b) the opening date to view opportunities is Thursday, December 1, 2016 and the first application deadline is Tues, Jan 24. Students must complete the “Yale-coordinated Internship Programs Policies and Registration” in the Document Library of Yale Career Link.

Yale Careers Panel: A Fireside Chat-The Challenge of Major Career Changes Webinar
Thursday, December 1, 5:00pm-5:45pm
Register here

Yale Career Link, Powered by Symplicity Tip: Create or Update your Saved Job Searches
Yale Career Link allows you to save searches for jobs based on criteria you set when doing an Advanced Search in the Jobs module, and you can then receive email notifications when jobs are posted that fit those criteria! After doing an Advanced Search, click on “Saved Searches” to name your search and set the frequency with which you receive email notifications of positions. If you’ve already created saved searches, be sure to review their criteria to confirm they’re up-to-date with the current industry and job function listings in Yale Career Link.

Resource of the Week
Interested in learning more about the interviewing process? Check out the Office of Career Strategy's Interviewing Guidebook for tips on how to prepare for interviews, as well as information on the different types of interviews you may encounter.

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 Young Global Scholars (YYGS) and Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) programs are excited to announce the opening of a variety of summer employment opportunities for current Yale graduate and undergraduate students. Those graduating in May 2017 are eligible for employment as well. We are looking for driven individuals who have a passion for teaching, mentoring, and inspiring talented high school students both here and abroad.
The following positions are now accepting applications:
• Instructor and Lead Instructor – YYGS (New Haven)
• Application Reader - YYGS (New Haven)
• Associate Fellow – YYAS
For more information on these positions and how to apply, please join us at one of the three upcoming information sessions:

1) Wednesday, November 30 at 12pm-1pm in Chemistry Research Building Rm. 123 (275 Prospect St.). Lunch will be provided.

2) Wednesday, December 7 at 4pm-5pm in William L. Harkness Hall Rm. 208 (100 Wall St.). Light refreshments will be provided.

3) Thursday, December 8 at 12pm-1pm in the West Campus Conference Center Rm. 208 (800 West Campus Dr.). Lunch will be provided.

If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, you can find out more on our Join Us page. Summer employment descriptions for YYGS-New Haven and YYAS are also available.
Go to Argentina for the summer with AIESEC for a 4-6 week program. You will be working with local nonprofit organizations to solve issues that argentines are facing. If you want to learn more information go to or e-mail and

The Hult Prize is the world's largest student competition for social entrepreneurship - bringing together the brightest minds to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The winner of the Hult Prize will pitch their idea to President Clinton, and receive one million dollars in seed funding to help bring that idea to life. Yale is hosting one of 150 competitions on college campuses around the world, hoping to find a "million-dollar" idea for a social enterprise that could solve the Refugee
Competing is super simple - the only commitment is forming a team of 3-4 people, brainstorming an idea with the help of a SOM mentor, and proposing it to a panel of judges on December 9th.
Please reach out to our head of the program here at Yale, Sydney Ginsberg ( information about our deadlines and to sign up for the competition, visit our website: and follow our Instagram @hultprizeatyale.

The Yale Undergraduate Research Association (YURA), a registered student organization, has been working on an integrated database of Yale faculty members with their research descriptions, the Research Database (RDB) ( With RDB, YURA aims to provide students of all disciplines with a convenient platform to better learn about work done by Yale faculty and find potential research mentors. We anticipate this to be an important resource for Yalies for years to come. It was launched over the weekend (October 29th).

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