On CORE Day, students reflect and discuss the elements of constructing a happy life. Yale Professor of Psychology Laurie Santos provides a keynote speech, which is followed by round table discussions and break out sessions led by EXPLO faculty.
- Laurie Santos
Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and creator of Yale's most popular course, "Psychology and the Good Life," addresses EXPLO students to kick off CORE Day
CORE Day keynote speaker, Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University, gives a distillation of her course on the psychology of happiness (the most popular course ever taught at Yale) and showcases steps to initiate happiness management in school and in life.
Podcaster and BravoTV host Daryn Carp — who is also Andy Cohen's Chief of Staff and a former EXPLO alum — spends the day with students in Sociology of Pop Culture. In addition to talking about how she got into the business of pop culture, Daryn discusses themes from her podcast as listens to student renditions of their favorite ghost stories.
Lawrence Xia, a software engineer at Riot Games, video chats with students about video game creation, programming, and League of Legends.
Joe Wippl, former CIA officer and professor of the practice of international relations at Boston University, talks with students about the political climate and the implications it has on international relations.
Emilie Wapnick, a writer, career coach, and founder of Puttylike.com, talks to students about multipotentialities and integrating many interests for a fulfulling career and life. Wapnick is well known for her TED talk "Why Some of Us Don't Have One True Calling." She encourages students to identify their passions as well as the best approach to integrate those passions into daily life.
At community meeting, students enjoy informative skits from staff as well as a performance by storyteller and anthropologist Stokley Towles. Towles, a former EXPLO instructor, has performed at conventions, art spaces, bookstores and nightclubs in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle, and is also a professor at Evergreen State College.
director of growth marketing at Houseparty, during guest lecture
Kimberly Kalb, director of growth marketing for the social media app Houseparty, talks with students about startup culture, how to market to different demographics, the intersection of marketing and engineering, and how to handle competitors like Facebook and Snapchat.