Professional Development Committee

Chair 2020-2021: Marc Ibáñez Díaz (

What we do

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) is designed to identify and address the unmet needs of the student body as they relate to preparing for their careers and life after Yale.

The PDC aims to encourage interdisciplinary career exploration among all graduate and professional students through various networking events and programming. Featured events include speed networking, flash mentoring, and skill sharing sessions. For many of these events, and beyond, the PDC works along side the Association of Yale Alumni to provide opportunities to connect with alumni that can provide not only career advice, but also life skills.

The PDC also spearheads planning for Inspiring Yale, an annual event that celebrates the accomplishments and discoveries that happen at Yale everyday. This event brings the entire Yale community together as well as foster interdisciplinary and interpersonal connections within the community.