Dean’s Notes 10-21-2019

October 21, 2019

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of October 21, 2019

Hope you all had a restful and wonderful break! I know that some of you caught up on work and sleep, some took a mini-vacation and others did a mix of things. Whatever you did, I hope you’re rested, feeling well and doing well. I wish you all the best as we approach the official midterm date this Friday, October 25th.

Happy to meet with you (see below) if you want to chat this week. Also, please keep in mind that this week, I’ll have two blocks of open office hours on Thursday and Friday from 10am-noon. These are for quick meetings (5-10min) if you want to discuss things like whether to convert a course to Cr/D/Fail (or withdraw, if you’re really struggling)…I’m here.

Flu shot clinics: Don't let the flu get you down. You can find the full schedule here.

Meeting with me:
To make an appointment, please visit the office or call/e-mail Leah at (203) 432-0722 (leah.jehan@yale.edu); when e-mailing, give Leah 2 or 3 times when you are free for ease of scheduling. 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, but feel free to stop by to see if I’m available. Keep in mind that we do not set up appointments during the evening/weekends. Please note that I teach on Wednesday mornings.

UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINES

October 21 Classes resume, 8:20am

October 25 Midterm.
Last day to withdraw from a fall full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript. (by 5:00pm)
Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option in a fall full-term course. (by 5:00pm)
November 7 Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the second half of the fall term without the course appearing on your transcript.
Last day to convert from letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option in a course offered in the second half of the term.
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. If you believe that academic information in your degree audit is incorrect, contact our office.

TUTORING
Writing Center/Tutors/Partners: http://ctl.yale.edu/writing; http://writing.yalecollege.yale.edu/
Sc/QR Tutoring: http://ctl.yale.edu/tutoring/quantitative-reasoning-science

Trumbull Writing Tutor: Adam Sexton is the Trumbull College Writing Tutor. Adam teaches three courses in the English department (“Reading and Writing the Modern Essay,” "Writing About Music," and “Reading Fiction for Craft”) and is a Critic in the graduate School of Art. Adam is also a writer; his next book, "Difficult Listening," is due to be published in 2021.

To meet with Adam, please reserve a half-hour by logging on to https://www.yalewco.com/index.php, and be sure to email him the document you want help with by 7:00 a.m. on the day of your appointment. Include the instructor’s prompt, your focus for our meeting, and when the paper is due. Adam looks forward to working with you!

Trumbull Mathematics and Science Tutor: Allie Nagelski is the Residential College Mathematics and Science tutor in Trumbull College. Allie, who is a 3rd year graduate student in Chemistry, is eager to start work helping undergraduates. Allie will start with the following schedule: TC Basement Rm 29 (near Entryway G); Sun 8.00 PM-9:30 PM

Language Tutoring: http://cls.yale.edu/foreign-language-tutoring
Advising Resources; http://advising.yalecollege.yale.edu/.
SOPHOMORES

NEW for Sophomores: Designing Your Career @ Yale is for sophomores who may be unsure of their career interests, and would like an active approach to identifying career options for summer and post-graduate opportunities. Design thinking can help create a meaningful and fulfilling life, regardless your interests. Adapting Stanford University’s approach of applying Design Thinking principles to life decision-making, OCS is offering 1/2-day workshops for sophomores seeking to explore possible career paths, take proactive steps to test careers, and become a part of a growing community of life designers. Sophomores will be guided through career exploration through multiple hands-on activities, and will leave the program with concrete steps to further their personal and career goals.

Enormous thanks to the Hastings Foundation for making this program possible for Yale sophomores. Each program is held at the Study Hotel and all materials and food will be provided!

Fall 2019 Program Dates (students may apply for one – space is limited): November 1 and December 6 (times & details in Yale Career Link)
• How to Apply: Yale Career Link account --> Surveys --> ‘Designing Your Career @ Yale’
• December 6th Program, Application Deadline: November 22
Yale Academic Strategies Program
https://orgsync.com/162209/
https://poorvucenter.yale.edu/academic-strategies-program

Upcoming workshops: https://poorvucenter.yale.edu/YaleConnect-workshop-calendar

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CIPE

UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer Opportunities Fair
Friday, November 8th, 2:30-4PM
Silliman Dining Hall
Chart your course to summer with the Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE)! Stop by the annual CIPE Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about hundreds of amazing internship, study, and funding opportunities in the U.S. and abroad for summer 2020. Chat with staff, faculty, and students affiliated with our four units; the Office of Career Strategy, Study Abroad, Yale Summer Session, and Fellowships- to find experiences that are right for you. There you go, your summer is planned!

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FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Princeton in Africa Information Session
Monday, October 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Rm 369

MacMillan Center: Informational Session for Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Students
Tuesday, October 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Luce 202

Truman & Goldwater Scholarships Information Session
Tuesday, October 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Rm 305

Summer STEM Fellowship Opportunities
Wednesday, October 23, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Silliman Dining Hall

Imagining your Summer (with Student Outreach Coordinators, and Karin Gosselink and Nicole from Financial Aid)
Wednesday, October 23, 4:00pm-5:00pm
WLH 119

Imagining your Summer (with Student Outreach Coordinators, and Karin Gosselink and Nicole from Financial Aid)
Friday, October 25, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St, Room 121

Public Service, Community Service and Government Opportunities (with Stephanie Waite - CGCC)
Friday, October 25, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St, Room 120A

Interviewing for National Fellowships
Friday, October 25, 3:30pm-4:30pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Rm 305

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINES

October 23, 1:00pm EST - Michel David-Weill Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
October 23, 11:59pm PST - The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
October 21-25 (depending on field), 5pm - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors, Alumni & First-year Graduate Students
October 30, 11:59pm - Princeton in Africa National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Recent Graduates
October 31, 12pm EST - Princeton in Asia National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Recent Graduates
November 1, 2:00pm EST - The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors, Alumni & Graduate Students
November 1 - USAID Donald Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors & Recent Graduates
November 1, 11:59pm EST - The PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program National Deadline | Eligible: Juniors
November 11, 1:00pm EST - James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors/Alumni
November 12, 1:00pm EST - Saint Andrew’s Society Graduate Scholarship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
November 18, 1:00pm EST - Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Sophomores & Juniors
November 19, 8:00pm EST - Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program National Deadline | Eligible: First-Years, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
November 21, 1:00pm EST - Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program Campus Deadline | Eligible: Juniors

RESOURCES

Visit the Fellowships Calendar for a full list of upcoming events and deadlines.
Make an appointment directly from the website to discuss these and a host of other opportunities

Fellowship Drop-In Hours will be held on Friday, October 25, from 2pm - 4pm

OCS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Yale Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Jefferson Scholars Program Information Session
Friday, October 25, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Office of Career Strategy, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd floor
This info session targeted to first and second year students. Yale University and Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) have partnered to offer competitive assured admission to students during spring of their sophomore year of college. This program is geared toward Yale students interested in advanced study of humanities, industrial design, or population health alongside SKMC’s core medical school curriculum. More information can be found at attached document, "SKMC." Feel free to bring your lunch with you.

RESOURCES

NEW Outcomes Visualization Tool: Curious about the paths of Yale College graduates in various majors? Check out this new interactive tool.

Request an OCS Workshop-All student organizations in Yale College, GSAS, or whose members include postdocs are welcome to request a workshop (this includes the cultural centers, athletic teams, Greek-letter organizations, performance, political, cultural, and pre-professional groups, faculty and staff).

Check out micro-internships through Parker Dewey-Micro-internships allow you to work on paid, short-term, professional projects offered by employers around the country that can be completed remotely. These Micro-internships can help you develop professional skills, connect with employers across a variety of industries, and explore career paths. International students must receive work authorization to complete a project through Parker Dewey; see OISS.

New for Sophomores: (also in Academics section above)
You may be thinking, now what? What will you do this summer, or after you graduate? Which careers make sense for you? If you have these questions, and you are unsure how to approach them, Designing Your Career @ Yale is for you. Design thinking can help you create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling. Adapting Stanford University’s approach of applying Design Thinking principles to life and career decision-making, OCS is offering 1/2-day workshops for sophomores seeking to explore possible career futures, take proactive steps to test career interests, and become a part of a growing community of life designers. Enormous thanks to the Hastings Foundation for making this program possible for Yale sophomores. Each program is held at the Study Hotel and all materials and food will be provided! Fall 2019 Program Dates (just register for one): November 1 and December 6 (times & details in Yale Career Link)
Apply today: Yale Career Link account -> Surveys -> ‘Designing Your Career @ Yale
December 6th Program, Application Deadline: November 22

OCS Drop Ins: Drop-ins are available when classes are in session, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm.
Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events. Log in to Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity under Events/Employer Events to RSVP.

YALE SUMMER SESSION
Searching for a way to knock-out your pre-med requirements? Working out a double major? Strategizing a path to an ABET-accredited engineering degree?

Yale Summer Session always gives you options, no matter what your Yale path looks like. Take a look at our 2019 courses for a good idea of what the future holds.

Summer 2020 course offerings will be posted in December. Sign up for email updates from Yale Summer Session so you hear first when classes are posted.

summer.yale.edu
@YaleSummerSession

STUDY ABROAD

RESOURCES

Study Abroad Drop-In Hours will be held on Friday, October 25, from 2-4PM at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd floor.
Meet with a Study Abroad Adviser – Schedule an appointment directly from our website!

Search the Study Abroad Calendar for information sessions and other study abroad events throughout the academic year.

OTHER
The Grand Strategy Program: Studies in Grand Strategy is the flagship course for the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. Beginning in January, the two-semester course explores how to achieve large ends with limited means, whether in military conflict, foreign policy, domestic politics, or social movements. The course engages security questions from a wide range of perspectives, including national security, global security, and social security. It emphasizes interaction between academics and practitioners, and between participants of differing political views. Grand Strategy aims to develop students’ capacities not only to analyze the past and present, but to act as responsible, thoughtful leaders and citizens of the future. To apply, please clink the link here: https://grandstrategy.yale.edu/apply

We will be hosting two information sessions, an undergraduate session on Tuesday, October 22 from 4:30-5:30pm, and a graduate session on Thursday, October 24 from 4:00-5:00pm. Both sessions will take place in WLH Room 116.

Interested in becoming a CCE? The Communication and Consent Educators are a diverse, creative group of undergraduates drawn from across campus to foster a more positive social and sexual climate. Through workshops, programs, and conversations, they collaborate within their own communities to build a culture of respect and support. They 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. The CCEs are paid employees of the YCDO, working 5-10 hours per week, with longer hours during training periods in August and January. 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! For more information or to apply, please visit yale.edu/cce. In this cycle, we expect to be hiring in Trumbull, JE, Saybrook, Berkeley, Silliman, TD, Davenport and Hopper. (If you are in another college, please fill out just the ‘expression of interest’ form—we will let you know if spots open up, and you can then submit a full application.)

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. All Yale College students receive a 50% tuition discount and an application fee waiver.

The admissions committee seeks applicants with a combination of intelligence, maturity, and curiosity who aim to be future leaders in their field of interest. Candidates from all majors are welcome to apply; we enjoy the diversity of interests and backgrounds that Silver Scholars bring to the broader MBA class at Yale SOM.

If you would like to speak with an admissions representative, please email maria.derlipanska@yale.edu to schedule an appointment.

Behavioral Research Lab (ISPS BRL): 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 isps.yale.edu/brl and be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
Interested in majoring in Applied Math? Check out the new Applied Math website for lots of helpful advice on picking classes and planning for the major! Unique for its combination of liberal arts variety and quantitative rigor, the Applied Math major at Yale lets students apply their interest in mathematics to multidisciplinary courses across the university, and build advanced quantitative skills in areas as diverse as data science, machine learning, AI, CS, physics, geology, and econ.
Calling all officers and members of student organizations! Help Yale students of the future understand and study your organization’s role in college life. The Library is hosting a workshop on Archiving Your Student Organization’s Records. The workshop will give an overview on best practices in selecting and preserving records of enduring historical value, and will cover steps for preparing materials for potential transfer and storage with University Archives. Enrollment is limited to 20 students.
Monday, October 28th, 2019, 5-6pm SML Lecture Hall
RSVP at https://forms.gle/hjAfCZ2iCZb2M8gQA