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The Office of Career Strategy invites Yale Student Organizations to request career development workshops for their members – a new OCS initiative meant to meet your needs! All student organizations in Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, or whose members include postdocs are welcome to request a workshop (this includes the cultural centers, athletic teams, Greek-letter organizations, performance, political, cultural, and pre-professional groups, and any other registered student organization).

Point: Are you a FroCo? Join forces with 2-3 of your fellow FroCos to host one of these workshops for your First-year students!  Please make note of this in the web form request.

We offer ten pre-designed workshops (see descriptions below) that are essential throughout the job/internship search process; these can be offered for students at any stage of their search. Please read through the following information to learn more.

What do we offer as Advisers?

Career Strategy advisers are available to work with individual student organizations to offer one or more of our twelve pre-designed workshops. Do you feel your members would benefit from a resume or cover letter workshop? Do some of your members need tips and advice on salary negotiation? We’ll assign an adviser to your workshop request and will then work with you to determine the best time and date. While these workshops do not include 1:1 advising, many include interactive components where students will leave with key action items to move forward their job/internship search. 

What are your responsibilities as the Student Organization?

Student organizations that would like to have a Career Strategy workshop for their members must first complete the workshop request web form (see below).  It must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the requested workshop and is dependent upon adviser availability (we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your request). The Office of Career Strategy recommends that workshops take place Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm.

Tip: Consider collaborating with 1-2 other student organizations!  This is a great way to share resources, and can help in ensuring an advisor is available.

After your request is received, an adviser will contact your student organization within three business days to confirm the exact date and time of the workshop. The student organization is responsible for securing the location (if you would like the workshop to be at the Office of Career Strategy, please ask the assigned adviser). Once the logistics are set, we ask that student organizations promote it to their members so that at least 10 students are in attendance. Each student organization is limited to one workshop each month. If you would like to co-host a workshop with another group, please note this in the Workshop Request web form.

Workshop Descriptions

Resume Workshop (target audience: undergraduates)

A resume is often the first document an employer sees, so it needs to make a positive impression. This workshop provides information on writing impactful resumes; it does not include one-on-one advising.

Cover Letter Workshop

This workshop will highlight the fundamental components involved in developing an effective cover letter for employers. It will explore tips to ensure you are connecting your experiences and background to the requirements of the role(s) you are pursuing. The workshop does not include one-on-one advising.

Your Summer Internship Search (target audience: undergraduates)

This workshop covers the services, resources and summer programs available through the Office of Career Strategy. It addresses how to get started in a summer internship search, the options available to Yale students, and what the timeline for an internship search should look like.

Salary Negotiation

Learn effective techniques used in salary negotiation. Whether you have negotiated before, or if this is your first time, we'll provide guidance on how to be objective, persuasive, and strategic. This workshop is suggested for seniors in Yale College or MA/PhD students in the last year of their program.

Telling Your Story for Interviews and Networking Events

In a job or internship search, your story – which includes a brief statement of your background and interests – plays a valuable role; it is often the first data point employers have about your candidacy. As such, it is critical to take the time to examine your skills and experiences to best present them. This session will help participants to create (or refine) your story so you can make the best first impression in any situation.

Preparing for Interviews

In this workshop, we help you develop strategies to prepare for interviews and to consider the ways to best position your previous internships and experiences to employers. For those who are new to interviewing, this session will provide an understanding of the types of interviews one can encounter and the differences in interviewing approaches among industries.

Networking

In this workshop, we discuss strategies for establishing and building your network within your field of interest. You’ll learn about research methods to uncover more contacts and successful approaches to reaching out to individuals within and outside of your network.

Your Career Strategy 101 (target audience: undergraduates)

This workshop will help you develop a strategy for your job/internship search and inform you about the ways to pursue opportunities through both on- and off-campus recruiting. You’ll learn how to reach out to contacts and conduct research to uncover more contacts, job/internships opportunities, and information.

CV to Resume Conversion (target audience: GSAS/Postdoc)

Are you interested in learning how to turn your academic CV into a professional resume that employers outside of academia will prefer? Come learn how to identify your transferable skills and how to strategically structure your resume to highlight your unique qualifications.

Non-Academic Job Search (target audience: GSAS/Postdoc)

Have you decided to seek employment in a non-academic industry after graduation, but are not sure where to start? Have you made attempts at applying to positions and networking with minimal results? This workshop is designed to help set you on the path to gainful employment in the non-academic realm and will guide you through the philosophical and practical elements of an effective career search.

Workshop Request Form

When you've reviewed the requirements and determined the workshop your student organization would like...