YDS In San Diego for AAR/SBL

                        Above: San Diego, where Biblical scholars from around the world have escaped the Polar Vortex.

 

Are you attending this year’s American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature meeting in sunny San Diego, CA? 

What I Did This Summer - Win Bassett, MAR '15

YDS students do a number of interesting things over the summer, and Win Bassett MAR '15 had a very interesting summer indeed, combining the CPE experience with a phenomenal opportunity at a writing conference.  He'll tell you about it, as well as discuss how he blended his opportunities to include visiting schools as part of our Educational Leadership in Ministry Program.  Thanks Win! 

What I Did This Summer - Ginna Kelly, MAR '15

YDS students do a number of interesting things over the summer.  Over the course of the next few weeks, you’ll hear about some of what our amazing students have been up to.  Today’s entry comes from Ginna Kelly, MAR '15, who came to YDS from a distinguished career in environmental law alongside extensive work in ecological advocacy and the nonprofit world.  Today she'll tell you about the mountains she has climbed, and the transformative transcendence she has found.  Thanks Ginna!

What I Did This Summer - Nicole Perone, MDiv '16

YDS students do a number of interesting things over the summer.  Over the course of the next few weeks, you’ll hear about some of what our amazing students have been up to.  Today’s entry comes from Nicole Perone, MDiv. '16, who brings an enormous amount to our community and is a stalwart student worker at the Admissions Office.  Thanks Nicole!

Nicole & Bishop

“Would you mind if we took a picture together?”

What I Did This Summer - Sara Misgen, MAR '15

YDS students do a number of awesome things over the summer, and we've been hearing about some of them.  Today’s entry comes from Sara Misgen, MAR ’15, who spent her summer enjoying the awesome town of New Haven and doing fascinating work at the Sterling Memorial Library (which just re-opened after an extensive renovation).  Thanks Sara! 

What I Did This Summer - Alli Huggins, MDiv '16

YDS students do a number of interesting things over the summer.  Over the course of the next few weeks, you’ll hear about some of what our amazing students have been up to.  Today’s entry comes from Alli Huggins MDiv & BDS '16, who completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education this summer, and wrote a deeply-moving reflection on what she experienced and learned there.

What I Did This Summer - John Cleveland, MDiv '15

YDS Students do a number of interesting things over the summer.  Over the course of the next few weeks, you’ll hear about some of what our amazing students have been up to.  Today’s entry comes from John Cleveland, MDiv ’15, who provides a very thoughtful reflection on Latino culture and the summer he spent with the Hispanic Summer Program.  Thanks John!

Cleveland & Pals

How to Write Your Best Application

Preparing an application to YDS is something of an odd event.  Most of our applicants have never applied to grad school, much less YDS, before.  It’s an entirely new and untried experience.

Because of this, it’s very understandable that people become nervous when thinking about their YDS applications.  The stakes are so much higher; there are fewer options than there were when we applied to undergrad.  Questions you may find yourself asking include:

Merging Pulpit & Public Service: Herron Gaston, M.Div '14

Herron Gaston, M.Div ’14 & STM ’15, is a key member of the Admissions Team who maintains a strong academic record and involves himself in numerous public service and philanthropic efforts, focusing particularly on the plight of the United States prison population.

Take To The Skies Above Yale

Just a few shots of our beautiful campus, as seen from above and courtesy of the Yale Aerial team.  Check out a gorgeous sweep over the Div!