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We are Yale alumni who come from diverse backgrounds, including being 1st in our families or from underserved backgrounds to graduate from college or graduate school. We connect with each other to share our stories and have a positive impact on the lives of Yale students and alumni.
We celebrate diversity
1stGenYale is inclusive of all diversity: race, ethnicity, culture, gender, nationality, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, and family hardships.
How can alumni help?
❖ Organize career workshops, panel discussions and events, virtual and in person, on relevant topics to alumni and students.
❖ Connect with the Office of Career Strategy to offer summer internships or full-time employment for Yale students.
❖ Connect with fellow alumni and students in 1stGenYale on Cross Campus.
❖ Share your life & career experiences with students through 1stGenYale networking programs held twice a year on campus and many opportunities throughout the year.
❖ We are looking for alumni leaders to help us grow into a sustainable organization.
❖ Your ideas? Email us.
Alumni supporting alumni
Alumni & students in other cities
Sharing our stories
resources for students
We created this new program to connect Yale College students on financial aid and many who are first-gen with Yale faculty and non-profit professionals. Over 45 student interns have committed to work 2021 summer on projects including AIDS, biostatistics, communication, cancer, COVID-19, education, environmental or global health, epidemiology, grant writing, information systems, mental health, social & behavioral sciences, safe sports, STEM teaching, trauma, and so much more. READ MORE
With faculty from Yale School of Management, Yale School of Public Health, and professionals from several non-profits, this is a great opportunity to do research, have a window into a professional school and profession, and add research to their resumes and possible applications to graduate school and future careers.