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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.

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.

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.