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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2017) Videos

Learn about the research work that Yale PhD students and postdocs are doing at Yale - in 3 minutes or less! Watch videos of the 11 finalists competing in Yale's first 3-Minute Thesis Competition, held in April 2017, which challenged graduate students and postdocs to clearly and engagingly present their research to a broad audience.

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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

ASBMB Online Course "The Art of Science Communication" 

Did you know the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers a wealth of career development opportunities including webinars on the job hunting process and videos on career paths?  Applications for their upcoming course on "The Art of Science Communication" will be accepted through June 2. The course will start June 5.

Winners of the 3-Minute Thesis Competition!

Contratulations to Lindsay Stavola, PhD student in Cellular and Molecular Physiology - winner of this year's 3-MInute Thesis Competition!  Levi Smith, PhD student in cell biology and Yungqi Gu, a PhD student in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology won 2nd and 3rd prize respectively. Read more about the competition here!  Videos of the final presentations will be posted soon.  

Starting Every 2 Weeks:  Online Course on Negotiation

Interested in improving your negotiation skills?  Check out Coursera for an online course titled "Introduction to Negotiation: A Strategic Playbook for Becoming a Principled and Persuasive Negotiator" taught by Barry Nalebuff,  Milton Steinbach Professor at SOM.  The course starts March 27.2017.

Upcoming Events

Tip:  OCS Events

The Office of Career Strategy offers a wide range of events for GSAS students and postdocs, including skill-building workshops, employer information sessions and industry fairs, and alumni panels throughout the year.  Learn about upcoming events on our Events Calendar, and register on the Yale Career Link.

Other Career-Related Events on Campus

Many organizations across campus offer workshops related to the job search, as well as career exploration and professional development opportunities.  Some of these organizations are listed below. Be sure to sign up for their newsletters to keep informed of their latest offerings!