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Practice Pitch

Negotiating the deal Separate in your mind economic issues from issues of control.  It is not uncommon to sell more than 50% of the economic interest of a business while maintaining effective control.  Decide on the kind of investors you want – do you want passive investors who will provide capital and then let you get on with building the business or do you want investors that can help you

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Humanities in Action: Inspirational Alumni-Student Exchanges

On Sunday, November 13 at the Whitney Humanities Center, a dozen Yale alums with a passion for the humanities shared career and life wisdom with students from Yale College and from Yale’s graduate and professional schools. The event, sponsored by the AYA and Yale’s Humanities faculty, featured a series of small-group panels with lots of time for Q&A followed by a networking reception.

Yale Honors Alumni Service With Yale Jefferson Awards

On Friday, November 11, following an AYA-sponsored awards ceremony – in front of hundreds of Yale alumni leaders — honoring four amazing Yalies for their inspiration, innovative, impactful, individual public service, members of the Yale community gathered in a more-intimate settings (the Nick Chapel Theater in Trumbull College). There, the four honorees — Zlatko Minev, Dan Rubins, Sophia Sanchez-Maes, and Evan Wolfson – each told their stories.

“STEM CAREERS” event at Yale – see for yourself!

In the Fall of 2016, after months of careful planning by a team of Yale alums and AYA professionals, hundreds of students – Yale College and Graduate/Professional – registered to attend STEM CAREERS: Formulae and Solutions for Success. Led by 40 alums with a wealth of wisdom on life skills and STEM-related career paths, the event took place on Saturday, October 15 on campus at the Loria Center. Participants were treated to skill-based and career-based breakout

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There’s So Much More to a Fulfilling Career Than Following Your Passion

“Follow Your Passion!” “Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life!” “Go after your dreams and the money will follow!” These kinds of statements have been passed down as advice for years. Leaders in a variety of industries have been telling people to pursue their dreams and follow their passions if they want to lead a fulfilling and successful life. And, anyone who’s ever

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Service as Success

“Success without service is merely indulgence.” Kimberly Goff-Crews’s words in her opening address caused me think critically about how I want to use my Yale education to be useful in the world. She informed us that we have an estimated 90,000 hours of work in our lifetime, and challenged us to make those hours meaningful. I initially came into the event feeling daunted by the idea of choosing a career

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