There is nothing more practical than good theory
After months of hard work, 'We cross campus'. Yale alums and students can how meet more effectively through Cross Campus: Yale’s new, online networking, community-building, and mentoringplatform. In these hard times, Cross Campus draws Yale’s community closer through exchanges of advice, wisdom, and ideas. Alums share what they’ve learned. Students and alums can network, get advice, and get one-on-one coaching from Yalies who have “been in their shoes.”
It’s powered by PeopleGrove, an expert in the field, and features ways to engage with Yale: through mentorship, either as a mentor or a mentee; with one-time advice; via an online discussion board to ask questions of fellow Cross Campus users; and by joining groups of interest.
Cross Campus also features links to Yale affiliates and resources to help navigate the website, to make the most of being a Cross Campus member, and to be the best mentor or mentee you can be.
During this pandemic, our new online community can help Yalies in a number of ways. For example, Cross Campus can provide a platform for people to connect with each other, share information and support, and exchange ideas and resources. Volunteers can particularly find new connections and knowledge to reach out to others in need. The overal effect will be less feelings of isolation and loneliness, and the creation of a sense of community and belonging during this difficult time.
As this platform is particularly tailored for mentors and mentees who participate in our mentoring programs, we hope for the following benefits will come to our comunity:
Victor Padilla-Taylor is Director of Networks at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale. He was the 2021 recipient of the Linda Lorimer Award for Distinguished Service, conferred by Yale’s president on staff who have demonstrated their commitment to innovative thinking and the educational and research missions of the university. He also serves as board leader at Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Centers, Long Wharf Theatre, Yale SOM Alumni Advisory Board, and Saint Thomas More Chapel and Center at Yale University. For his accomplishments as alumni volunteer, he received the 2023 Yale Alumni Leadership Award for his service and innovative leadership as nominated and selected by alumni relations staff members.
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