November Recess Hours

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The Office of Career Strategy will be closed Wednesday, November 25 – Friday, November 27 and will reopen Monday, November 30 at 8:30am.

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Office of Career Strategy: Fall 2020 FAQs

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Note: In Fall 2020, the Office of Career Strategy is open and completely functional, however all staff is working remotely. 
Important University Messages:
Please read the Center for International & Professional Experience’s message regarding the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
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3-Minute Thesis Finals Shift to a Virtual Format

3-Minute Thesis Finals Shift to a Virtual Format

There are predictable hurdles in turning a massive research project into a succinct 3 minute summary.  More so when that 3 minute summary is intended for a lay-audience, as opposed to experts in that given field!  In any other year,

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Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Class of 2021 Accepting Applications

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Class of 2021 Accepting Applications

The launch of the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Class of 2021 Application is just around the corner! The application opens on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Noon (Eastern Time) and closes on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Noon (Eastern …

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PhD Transferable Skills

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Employers value many skills in addition to the technical knowledge in your discipline that you have honed while at Yale.  These skills are called “transferable” because they can be employed in a range of employer settings. The skills most cited …

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McDougal Career Fellows

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McDougal Career Fellows are GSAS students who serve as your ambassadors to the Office of Career Strategy.  This year’s 2020-21 Fellows are:

Brian Bink, 4th year PhD, Psychology
Max Clayton, 2nd year PhD, American Studies
Molly Grun, 5th year PhD, …

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Professional Resumes for PhDs

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If you are considering a non-faculty position outside the academy, you will need to prepare a professional resume. Unlike your CV, which paints a portrait of your academic history and accomplishments, a resume is a marketing tool that selectively …

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Career Strategy Worksheets

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OCS has many online resources, but if you’d like to put pen  🖊 to paper 📄 , we also have printable worksheets that cover the major elements of the job/internship search process. Use these worksheets in preparation for an advising appointment, or simply …

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Careers in Higher Education

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Post-Secondary/Higher Education Teaching

Postsecondary teachers educate students in diverse academic subjects and vocational areas that extend beyond the high school level. Teaching positions in colleges and universities require a PhD, and at minimum, a master’s degree for a community college. …

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PhDs in Non-Profits

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Interested in working for a nonprofit organization?  Get started by taking advantage of the many resources offered by OCS’ Common Good and Creative Careers initiative which focuses on support and advising on education, government, nonprofit and arts careers.

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PhDs in Writing, Publishing, and Editing

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Visit our Common Good and Creative Careers community which offers resources, advice, and job postings on communications and arts careers.

Selected Online Resources
Career exploration, networking, and skill-building resources for careers in writing, publishing and editing – ImaginePhD
“Careers in …

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Humanities and Social Science PhDs in Tech

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Interested in the tech industry? There are many functional roles for non-technical backgrounds. Learn more here:

“What’s It Like to Work at a Tech Company as a Humanities Ph.D.?” – UC Berkeley
“Why Silicon Valley needs humanities PhDs” – The …

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