Student Organizations

Established in late 2011, the Career Network for Student Scientists and Postdocs at Yale (CNSPY) is a student- and postdoc-run organization committed to advancing careers of STEM PhDs by building a strong professional network, increasing the visibility of diverse career paths, creating opportunities for skill diversification and promoting collaboration.

The goal of the Environmental and Social Entrepreneurship Club is to offer Forestry & Environmental Studies students an environment where they can share, discuss and collaborate on entrepreneurial ideas and business plans. The club welcomes any student interested in starting a business that provides solutions to important environmental and social issues.

HackYale provides student-run lectures in web development, introductory programming and design. All classes and workshops are presented free of charge through our partnerships with the Yale College Council and the Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID). Students who participated in HackYale have gone on to intern or work at companies like, Brewster, Google, Microsoft, Origami, Palantir, Panorama Education, Redfin, SeeClickFix, Trip Advisor, Twitter, UpWorthy and more.

The Mission of the Entrepreneurship Club is to 1) Create opportunities for SOM to interact with entrepreneurs; 2) Uncover professional opportunities for SOM students; 3) Work closely with Yale Entrepreneurial Society (YES); and 4) Integrate with related Clubs and Sachem Ventures.

WISAY is a group of over 500 undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs. It was founded in 1999 by three graduate students who wanted to create a forum for women in all disciplines of science. WISAY creates a campus-wide network of scientists across many scientific disciplines and provides the opportunity for Yale scientists to meet with leading women scientists from Yale and around the country.

Founded in 1999, the Yale Entrepreneurial Society (YES) is a completely undergraduate-student-run and independent 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in the greater Yale community.  YES coordinates and supports educational resources, seed capital, networking and mentorship opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. YES’s principal initiatives include the annual Yale Venture Challenge competition, regional conferences, Yale’s business publication Yale Entrepreneur, and the New Haven High Schools Entrepreneurship Initiative.

The Yale Law & Business Society (YLBS or the Society) serves as a platform for students of the Yale Law School (YLS) interested in corporate law, business, entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and regulation. The Society presents a series of lectures and workshops and organizes networking events and programs to support the academic and professional interests of members throughout the academic year and intervening summers. In its programming, the Society works closely with the corporate faculty at YLS and the Yale School of Management (SOM) and with alumni of both schools.

We are a graduate student group at Yale University dedicated to science policy and science communication. Via outreach initiatives such as Science in the News, Science Shorts, and Science @ Bar, we bring science to the public in exciting and accessible ways, with the goal of fostering a scientifically informed electorate. In doing so, we also train scientists on effective communication skills and encourage active participation and involvement in science policy and the political process.


Yale Women in Business (YWIB) is Yale University’s first undergraduate-run organization promoting female leadership in business and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to provide women at Yale, in our immediate community, and across the world with the resources to excel in professional environments. YWIB was founded in the fall of 2015 by Yale University students seeking to provide students with opportunities to engage with businesses in the New Haven community, interact with professional mentors, learn about career opportunities, and compete in entrepreneurship competitions. Yale Women in Business is an officially registered undergraduate organization of Yale College.