On May 15, 2015, Yale University alumni (Yale Alumni Schools Ambassadors) met Burch students and gave information regarding the studying in the USA for graduate degrees. After a general introduction lasting about an hour, alumni from the US universities split into groups according to students’ interest areas and answer the student questions in smaller groups in different classrooms. Students and guest alumni enjoyed the cocktail and met even more people from the sessions.
The following topics were covered in the first session:
• Studying in the USA
• Graduate Studies in the USA
• Application Process
• Dos and Don’ts of the Application Process
• Scholarship Opportunities
• Liberal Arts Curriculum
• Campus Living
Kemal Benk representing Burch Career Services and Alumni presented certificates of appreciation to the representatives of the alumni; Mark Dollhopf, Executive Director of the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA); Katherine Edersheim, Sr. Director of International Travel; Ilona Emmerth, Sr. Director of Major Cities; William Baker, Yale Alumnus; Andrew Lipka, Yale Alumnus; Lise Chapman, Chair of AYA.
At the end of the sessions, both Burch Career Services and Alumni Relations and Yale Alumni Schools Ambassadors exchanged their good wishes for possible future bilateral cooperation.