Why STAY Exists—The Unmet Need
Many students long for real-world skills to help them improve their time at Yale and jumpstart their post-Yale careers. In essence, STAY will leverage how Yale’s alumni volunteers—newly teamed with Yale students—change lives.
STAY works closely with the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), Undergraduate Career Services (UCS), student governments and organizations (YCC, GSA, GPSS, etc.), and other campus partners, in order to:
- Enhance the Yale experience for students by connecting them with Yale’s experienced and enthusiastic alumni
- Prepare undergraduate and G&P students for life after Yale through our financial literacy programs, leadership forums, mentoring and networking events
- Encourage students to stay involved with Yale after graduation by providing them with alumni volunteer and leadership opportunities
- Inspire alumni to meaningfully connect with Yale by interacting with current students
- Contribute our time and talent to further Yale’s mission in the world
STAY’s Strategic Role at Yale
STAY’s committee volunteers and leaders exert a distinctly positive force at Yale. Traditionally, alumni relations offices don’t focus on students. Likewise, deans’ offices don’t focus on alumni. STAY bridges the various Yale communities and stakeholders in varying ways:
- Breaking down institutional boundaries, by confronting challenges that alumni or students alone would find daunting
- Finding and connecting existing resources and forming new collaborations
- Marshaling STAY horsepower to support resource-constrained individuals and groups
Learn more by visiting the STAY website.