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Who We Are
❑ We celebrate being among the first in our families, and/or from underserved backgrounds, to graduate from college or graduate school.
❑ We represent all ages, genders, and life experiences. We come together from diverse cultural, ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds as members of the Yale family.
❑ We network with a broad cross section of Yale alumni with BAs, Masters, and PhD degrees from all Yale Schools and work in numerous career fields and life professions.
❑ Share your story with fellow alumni & students
❑ Be inspired by a leading alumni keynote or two
❑ Participate in alumni career and life skills panels
❑ Network with current students across all schools
❑ Spend special time with each other
❑ Help us plan our future!
If you are interested in being a panelist or a volunteer for our event, please complete the 23 Conference Participation Form no later than November 28, 2022.
❑ Friday Night, April 28, 2023
Get-together for early attendees
❑ Saturday, April 29, 2023
10am Registration/11am: program starts, with dinner ending at 8pm. We are planning an after-party, too!
❑ Sunday Morning, April 30, 2023
9:30am - 11:30am, Breakfast and a feedback/strategic planning session
Conference invitations, including discounted hotel rooms, will be emailed in late winter 2023. To receive an invitation, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (If you book early now on your own, you might find the best rates.)
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
Now completing our third year of 1stGenYale Summer Bulldogs, we are thrilled to share that we placed 99 students in 74 summer internship projects throughout the US and abroad. These placements were funded by over $323,000 in awards through OCS's Summer Experience Award (SEA) and fellowships from the Office of Fellowships & Funding.
Yale School of Public Health Professor Sarah Lowe, a 2021 and 2022 sponsor, highlights her experience, "It has been my pleasure to serve as a mentor for the 1stGenYale Summer Bulldogs program. I have been so impressed by my interns. They are intelligent, hardworking, and kind young people with a commitment to promoting social justice and community wellbeing. I feel very fortunate to have them as members of my research lab."