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Design + Innovation club spans all different areas of life at Yale SOM. From our design-thinking deep dives to our notorious gingerbread house contest, D+I is all around. 



We value opportunities to hear from practitioners across all fields who are applying design principles and innovative thinking to their roles, and we seek to create experiences that allow students to practice the skills we teach. Our favorite speakers include:

> Disney Creativity Workshop

> Design Thinking Deep Dive

> Salesforce

> AfterViolet + Bad Robot

> Acumen

> SYPartners

> Spotify


Career treks help members network with professionals, gain insight into working in D+I functions at specific companies, and successfully recruit for positions in these roles. The club works closely with Yale SOM's Career Development Office to connect with alumni and organizations of interest.

> Co: Collective

> Google X


> Smart Design

> Frog Design


Our alums and professors help us bring in an array of interesting speakers from various industries. Our favorite speakers include:

> Michael Beirut, Pentagram

> Jessica Helfand, Yale SOM

> Rodrigo Canales, Yale SOM

> Bain & Company

> ReD Associates

> Ideas42


The D+I club is also a big friend group, and we pride ourselves on our social events!  From a gingerbread house competition judged by Dean Jain to a Danish-inspired Hygge Night, we're constantly up to something fun. Some other social events include:

> Pizza Parties

> Themed Mini-Golf

> Dippin' Dots n' Draw

> Closing Bell 

> April Foolery

> Progressive Party


When it comes to the interdisciplinary nature of design and innovation, we practice what we preach. We're constantly seeking collaboration opportunities, with organizations within SOM and in the wider Yale community. We've collaborated with:

> SOM Tech Club  

> SOM Marketing Club  

> SOM Golf Club

> Wharton and Columbia D+I Clubs

> TsaiCITY for Innovative Thinking 

> Yale Center for Engineering,

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As first semester comes to a close and first year MBA students begin digging into internship applications, the D+I club begins hosting working sessions where students can get portfolio and resume help, career advice or simply work alongside other students.  These sessions usually take over a part of SOM in the second semester, so come enjoy some creative energy in a fun, friendly environment!

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