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Students in Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and the postdoctoral scholars are invited to connect with the Office of Career Strategy (OCS) in the following ways.

Please note OCS offers career advice on non-academic careers. If you are a graduate student with questions pertaining to the academic job search, your adviser(s) along with your department's academic placement officer, who may also be your department's DGS, will be the best resource for your application materials. Postdoctoral scholars pursuing an academic career should contact their department or Dr. John Alvaro, Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, at


Option 1: Online Resume Review Service

  • Email your resume in PDF format; please do not submit CVs
  • Indicate at the top of your document the target organization or industry.
  • Edits will be sent back to you directly through the system within 5 business days.
  • If you need a quicker review, please bring your document to drop-in hours

Note: During September, October, January and February this system is heavily utilized so plan ahead and do not submit for a review close to a pending deadline.

Option 2: Visit the Office of Career Strategy During Drop-in Hours (when classes are in session)

Drop-in sessions are 15 minutes and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

General Drop-Ins (locations below)

Advisers can address the following during general drop-in hours: (1) overview of resources; (2) interview or employer event preparation; (3) first steps of your job search; (4) resume or cover letter review if a quicker review is needed than available through the online review service.

  • Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Office of Career Strategy (55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd floor)
  • Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS) Room 122

Health Professions Advisory Program (HPAP) Drop-Ins (55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor)

HPAP serves students interested in pursuing careers in the health professions to make thoughtful decisions about their future. Learn more and schedule an HPAP appointment.

  • Mondays & Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 pm (beginning the week of 1/23/17)
  • Extended drop-ins during Shopping Period

On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Drop-Ins (55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor)

  • Tuesday, 12:00-2:00 pm: September - March

Pre-Law Drop-Ins (55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor)

Monday, 2:00-4:00 pm (Fall Semester Only)

Yale-coordinated Internships Drop-ins: (55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor)

January - March: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm

Option 3: Schedule an Advising Appointment

Request an appointment with a career adviser through Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity. Please do not schedule multiple appointments within a two-week period. 

If this is your first time logging into Yale Career Link, please go to the login page and click on the 'forgot password' option, using your Yale email address as your username. 

To request an appointment upon logging in, click on the 'Calendar/Appointments' tab on the left side of your homepage.  From there you can search for available appointments and submit your request.

Appointment Cancelation Policies

If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please cancel no later than 5:00 pm the prior business day.

  • No show: If you do not cancel the appointment and don’t show up, it will be recorded as a "No Show."
  • Consecutive no show: After three consecutive "No Shows," you will be required to wait at least one month before you will be allowed to schedule another appointment.
  • Late arrival: If you arrive for your appointment more than 10 minutes late, you will be asked to reschedule.

Alumni: Connect with the Office of Career Strategy

Alumni are invited to request a 30-60 minute appointment with Elayne Mazzarella.

Law School Personal Statement Review for Alumni
Anne M. Richard has agreed to offer a 30-60 minute complimentary session for Yale Alumni to discuss one draft of their personal statement.
Anne has served as dean of admissions at three top-tier law schools – University of Virginia School of Law, The George Washington University Law School, and George Mason University School of Law. Prior to entering higher education, Anne practiced law in both the private in public sectors. From 1984 to 1995, she was a litigation associate and partner in a large law firm in Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia. From 1995 to 1997, she served as an attorney in the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. In December 1997, Anne entered law school admissions as dean of admissions at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. In June 2006, she became dean of admissions and financial aid at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.; and in July 2011, she joined University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia, as dean of admissions. In her work in law school admissions for more than 16 years, Anne has helped hundreds of individuals work their way through the admissions process; has worked with admissions committees; has reviewed and made admissions decisions on tens of thousands of applications; has guided prospective law students through the financial aid process.
Anne earned her law degree from Yale Law School; her master’s degree in economics from Boston College; and her bachelor’s degree in English and economics from Boston College, summa cum laude. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm (Academic Year)
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm (Summer)
  • The Office is closed weekends, holidays, and recess days.