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Common Good & Creative Careers (CGCC) supports Yale students interested in pursuing careers that make a difference and encourage their creativity. CGCC ensures that every Yale student exploring a career in the areas listed below are aware of the many resources available.

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Point: CGCC covers careers in: Nonprofit, Government, Education, Arts (Architecture/Design, Entertainment, Fine and Visual, Literary, Theater and Performing) and Co‚Äčmmunications.

Common Good & Creative Careers: Offerings

Specialized Advising

CGCC is a team of four within the Yale’s Office of Career Strategy dedicated to providing career advice in the areas listed above. Click here to read more about them and to make an appointment.

Opportunities through Internships, Fellowships and Yale Trek Programs

Career Fairs, Networking Events & Consortium Events

Industry Focused Workshops

Click here to view a sampling of our many events which include alumni panels, workshops, a "What is?" Series. You can also view our vast library of Career Videos.

Resources

Including Travel Reimbursement for Nonprofit and Government Interviews/Arts Auditions; The Public Service/Public Interest Exception; Seniors Seeking Public Service Work Email; Workforce Recruitment Program and more.

Common Good & Creative Careers: Calendar of Events

January

Event Detail Date & Time Location
Art Major Alumni Panel Co-sponsored with School of Art Spring School of Art
The Business of Auditioning   Spring DMCA
DMCA Interdisciplinary Arts Workshops Continuous programming, visit calendar.yale.edu/cal/up for more info. Fall & Spring DMC
Washington, DC Jobs - Metrolink DC & the Georgetown Nonprofit & Government Expo This talk will explain to students how the Metrolink DC and Georgetown Nonprofit and Government Expo Events work. Both of these events take place on Friday, February 17th in Washington, DC. Seniors can apply for jobs at Metrolink DC and all students can attend the Georgetown Expo. To sign up for the Expo, RSVP in OCS Events. January 19, 1:00-2:00pm OCS Rm 369
What are Careers K-12 Education? Learn the differences between Independent, Charter, Public and Private Schools January 20, 1:00-2:00pm HGS Rm 119
What are Creative Careers? A Talk with Hollywood Composer Jonathan Wolff Acclaimed musician/composer/songwriter Jonathan Wolff created the music for 75 primetime network series. He also created the TV themes for 44 of those series, including Seinfeld and Will & Grace. In this storytelling-from-the-piano performance lecture, Wolff shares his musical journey including Hollywood Insider “behind-the-scenes” accounts, with details of his career which included recording with hundreds of music artists (not hyperbole). January 26, 4:00-5:30pm Jonathan Edwards College, Head of College House
Education Resume Reviews Reserve your spot to get a one-on-one resume review with Office of Career Strategy staff from the Common Good and Creative Careers Team. IMPORTANT: To reserve a resume review slot, RSVP to this event in Yale Career Link (powered by Symplicity) by choosing a time that works best for you. You must arrive on time as advisors will not be able to see you at a later resume review slot. January 26, 1:00-3:00pm Bass Library
Women in Government Application Workshops with WCS@Yale presentation Have questions about the Women in Government Fellowship Application or Program? Come to this session to ask whatever questions you have. Stephanie Waite, Senior Associate Director from Yale's Office of Career Strategy who manages the program, and Sarah Siegel, 2016 Women in Government Fellow, will be answering all of your application and program-related questions. January 27, 2:00-4:00pm WLH 002
Yale Creative Career Fair A unique opportunity to network and connect with employer representatives from a broad range of entertainment, media, and arts related industries. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about and pursuing a creative career. January 30, 5:00-7:00pm DMCA
Government Resume Reviews Pursuing an internship or post-graduate job in Government? Attending the State & Local Government Networking Event on February 7th? Reserve your spot to get a one-on-one resume review with Office of Career Strategy staff from the Common Good and Creative Careers Team. First-come, first-served basis. Please only RSVP if you plan to show as space is very limited.

 

January 31, 12:00-2:00pm Bass Library
What are Creative Careers? A Range of Theater Opportunities From design to performance, from development to production, the theater industry offers a broad array of both technical and creative opportunities. Join a panel of alumni professionals as they discuss this range of pursuit and offer insights into the practical realities of professional theater. Panel to be followed by pizza social and networking session. January 31, 5:00-7:00pm Off Broadway Theater

February

Event Detail Time & Date Location
U.S. Department of State: One-on-One Sessions with Diplomat in Residence Sign up for a one-on-one 20-minute appointment with U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence, Jon Danilowicz.

During this session, you can ask questions regarding employment with the U.S. Department of State, including what it takes to become a Foreign Service Officer.

February 1, 9:00am-5:00pm OCS

Change Corps Information Session

tbd February 1, 3:00-4:00pm OCS
WorldTeach Virtual Information Session Register to learn more about post-graduation options with WorldTeach. February 2, 5:00-6:00pm TBD
United States Marine Corps Office Hours Schedule a time to meet one-on-one with Captain Amato to learn about options with the U.S. Marine Corps. February 7, 12:00-4:00pm OCS
State and Local Government Networking Event Speak with employers specifically within state & local government! These employers may have job or internship opportunities, and they will be good contacts for you to make as you are thinking about your job or internship search. Professional attire is recommended. All class levels are welcome to attend. February 7, 2:00-4:00pm Sterling Memorial Library
Nonprofit Resume Reviews Pursuing an internship or post-graduate job in the Nonprofit Sector? Attending the Nonprofit Networking Event on February 10th? Reserve your spot to get a one-on-one resume review with Office of Career Strategy staff from the Common Good and Creative Careers Team. To reserve a resume review slot, RSVP to this event in Yale Career Link (powered by Symplicity) by choosing a time that works best for you. February 8, 2:00-4:00pm Bass Library
Nonprofit Networking Event Speak with representatives from organizations specifically within the nonprofit sector! These employers may have job or internship opportunities, and the representatives will be vital contacts for you to make as you are thinking about your job or internship search. Professional attire is recommended. All class levels are welcome to attend. February 10, 2:00-4:00pm Sterling Memorial Library
Governor Raimondo Round-Table Discussion tbd February 10,     5:30pm TBD
Urban Teachers Lunch & Learn Information Session tbd February 14, 11am-1:00pm OCS
MetroLink DC Interviewing Event tbd February 17, 9am-4:00pm Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC
Georgetown Government & Nonprofit Career Expo This is a Consortium Event that takes place at Georgetown University. All Yale students and alumni are welcome to attend. Address: Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center Ballroom, Washington, DC. This annual Government and Nonprofit Career EXPO brings top employers to Georgetown to recruit for internships and full-time jobs in a wide range of fields in the government and nonprofit sectors. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about careers in government and nonprofit and to network with employers. February 17, 10am-3:00pm Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Women in Government Application Workshop with WGS@Yale Presentation Have questions about the Women in Government Fellowship Application or Program? Come to this session to ask whatever questions you have. Stephanie Waite, Senior Associate Director from Yale's Office of Career Strategy who manages the program, and Sarah Siegel, 2016 Women in Government Fellow, will be answering all of your application and program-related questions. February 17, 2:00-4:00pm WLH 002
Global Health Opportunities and Networking Event Attend this event to meet practitioners in the field, as well as learn about various internship and career opportunities. This event is sponsored by the Yale Office of Career Strategy and the Yale School of Public Health. All class levels are welcome to attend. February 24, 12:00-2:00pm HGS 119

March

          Event                         Detail   Time & Date     Location
Years of Service Panel tbd March 2,  3:00-4:00pm Dwight Hall Chapel
       
All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair This is a Consortium Event located at Columbia University. All Yale students are able to attend. Each year, the eight Ivy League schools come together to produce a unique and inspiring career fair that provides companies unparalleled access to undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D level students who have the skills and knowledge to address the complex sustainability challenges of our global economy. March 3, 9:00am-4:00pm Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium, 2920 Broadway, between 114th & 115th Streets