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GSAS Alumni Spotlight: James Shulman, Senior Fellow at the Mellon Foundation

In this new series, GSAS alumni describe their path to a fulfilling non-faculty career and how their Yale PhD has contributed to their success. Meet James Shulman, PhD 1993 (Renaissance Studies) who is currently a Senior Fellow in Residence at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Welcome GSAS Students & Postdoctoral Scholars!

The Office of Career Strategy supports Yale graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and postdoctoral scholars exploring non-academic careers. Our office has a staff of 18 who work together to help Yale College and GSAS students, Yale postdoctoral scholars, and alumni achieve their career goals.   We can assist with every stage of the process so that you have the tools to define your career plan and take control of it.

News & Announcements


3-Minute Thesis Competition

The Office of Career Strategy invites you to participate in Yale's first ever 3-Minute Thesis competition, April 11th-13th!

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"From Homer to High Tech"

Read Michael Zimm's (Classics, 2016) blog post in the Chronicle of Higher Education to learn about how he marketed the skills he developed at Yale to land a position as a Creative Strategist for Digital Surgeons.

OCS Liaison David Puleo (PhD Student in Pharmacology) in the news! 

Read about GSAS PhD student David Puleo and the article for PatentDocs  that he co-authored with Anthony Sabatelli (PhD 1984, Chemistry), a partner at Dilworth IP, a firm specializing in patent law.  David is a liaison between the Yale Office of Career Strategy and the Yale Graduate and Postdoctoral Biomedical Careers Committee (BCC)

New GSAS Internship Policy and Form 

To allow more students to qualify for summer internships and to enhance the ability of international students to qualify for Continuing Practical Training visa status, the Graduate School has modified its internship policies beginning with the summer of 2017. All students approved for summer internships will be registered in one of two summer courses: GSAS901c Pre-Candidacy Applied Research Experience or GSAS902c Post-Candidacy Applied Research Experience.   The application process and policies concerning internships and the new courses are presented on the new Request for Summer Internship and Summer Course Registration form.

NEW!  GSAS Alumni Spotlight Series

The GSAS Alumni Spotlight is a new weekly series featuring alumni who have used their Yale PhD to shape a fulfilling non-faculty career. Read about what they find most rewarding about their jobs,  how the skills they developed at Yale have helped them, and what they would advise students interested in their career.  New profiles will be added monthly!

Career Labs for GSAS students and postdocs- now every Wednesday!

Test your behavioral interviewing skills, practice talking about your research so that employers understand, and harness your transferable skills in this weekly, interactive workshop.  Space is limited.