Alumni Career Development Office Update: March 2015

March 3rd, 2015

--The CDO has increased headcount in response to the growing class size.  At this time last year, we had 13 FT staff members.  We currently have 16 members on our team and are in the process of searching for two additional employees, putting us at 18 employees once we are fully staffed.
--One of the new CDO Relationship Managers serves the Master of Advanced Management (MAM) program, which grew from 38 students last year to 60 students this year.
--The CDO also recently introduced a new professional development program involving alumni, called Virtual Mockathon, which allows students to engage with alumni in desired careers through mock interviews.  There were 90 students and 37 alumni who participated in the pilot.  The CDO solicited alumni participation for Virtual Mockathon through direct email outreach and alumni clubs this year; suggestions for other ways to find alumni participants in the future are welcome.  Other signature CDO programs that rely on alumni expertise are Career Immersion (alumni career panels) and Mock Madness (in-person mock interviews geared toward finance and consulting candidates).  
--The new CDO contact for alumni advising is Nadine Verna, who can be reached at

The CDO will also be offering two webinars on career services available to Yale SOM Alumni on Thursday, March 19 (12pm and 6pm EST). Click here to register and learn more.