YAAA Career Connections

Empowering Confidence Recap

On May 8th, Future Leaders of Yale, LGBTQ Affinity Group, Working Women’s Network, Yale African Affinity Group, and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion co-sponsored Empowering Confidence with Alyssa Dver. Empowering Confidence was held via Zoom, where 160+ people tuned in to learn about their superpower (confidence). As CEO of the American Confidence Institute, Alyssa Dver spoke about what confidence is and is not, the brain science behind confidence, confidence villains, and how confidence is a choice.

In the Community: Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

During this Covid-19 crisis, our leadership Co-Chairs Fallon Thomas and Cherice McNeil have been guiding us to reappropriate our YAAA budget to support vulnerable communities and businesses in New Haven. Seven of Yale’s affinity groups contributed funds to provide Koffee Katering sandwiches to the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen on April 14, which serves 130 people daily experiencing homelessness or living in poverty.

Getting Started with LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand learning platform that is available to eligible Yale faculty, student, and staff members and provides courses in leadership, professional development, creative media, and information technology that are designed for in-depth and just-in-time instruction at various skill levels.
The platform also offers some of the same courses in German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin or Brazilian Portuguese languages.
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Developing and Enhancing Soft Skills for Administrative Professionals

Soft skills are among the most coveted skills required by hiring managers. These are easily transferable skills and are not necessarily associated with a specific job.
Soft skills revolve around personal relationships, character, and attitude. By nurturing these interpersonal attributes, you will build stronger relationships and increase your work performance.
Soft skills include: communication, customer service, dependability, initiative, teamwork, work quality, confidentiality, critical thinking, and professionalism.