We have three event-planning committees that plan programming throughout the academic year. Scroll down to learn more about the committees and see example past events we have held.
The Career Committee plans events to help SOM students navigate the sustainability jobs landscape. Career events include internship panels with current students, guest speakers who can speak to different sub-industries, and events co-sponsored with the SOM Career Development Office (CDO).
The Curiosity Committee puts on events to help B&E members learn more about sustainability topics of interest to them. These include our "Forestside Chats," where we meet informally to discuss a sustainability topic after reading a few articles on the topic. It also includes guest speakers like published authors and Professors from other Yale schools.
The Social Committee helps B&E members get to know each other better and build our networks with sustainability professionals while at SOM. They also bridge our community to our fellow students at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) to expand our networks even further. Events include mixers, hikes, and visits to the Yale Forest.
B&E hosted author Elizabeth L. Cline to talk to us about her new book, The Conscious Closet. We discussed how fast fashion is a huge part of the linear economy and drives many negative environmental impacts. We gave away 30 copies of Cline's book, too!
Been wondering how to get started on your start-up in the sustainability space? We held an interactive ideation event with fellow student founders who are building their own ventures and brainstorm with them.
The event had 5 student founders present their start-up stories followed by breakouts for each founder and the participants to brainstorm over a problem statement the founder presents! The event is open to everyone, all you need is to come with an open mind!
We gathered virtually for a casual conversation (no prior knowledge necessary!) on the critical topic of climate justice. We started by discussing how the effects of climate change are being disproportionately felt by certain groups and parts of the world. We concluded by thinking about how governments and business can help correct that imbalance.
John Dickenson's life mission is to convert companies from linear to circular economy. He is a seasoned executive who has implemented multiple corporate circular economy initiatives, such as the electronics recycling program. John has extensive experience in global operations and supply chain management principally at Apple Inc. and Lucent Technologies. Recently he has started his own consulting and management company, Metamorphosis LLC: Products from Products™, in order to further his mission.
John joined students at SOM to discuss his career journey, examples of circular economy cases he spearheaded, and current industry opportunities and challenges towards a circular economy practice.
B&E members got together at a local New Haven bar for an evening of getting to know each other and promoting cross-class year relationships.
Come on out for a casual discussion and meet new people interested in the fight against climate change. We will be analyzing how the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) played a role in pivoting world leaders towards fighting climate change!
Learn from B&E club leaders about how to navigate the jobs landscape in the broad world of "sustainability" - what types of roles are out there, what skills are needed, and tips for framing your search for your internship or full-time job.