Brian Frenette

Senior Associate Director

Brian Frenette

Preferred pronouns:  He/Him/His Brian joined the Office of Career Strategy in summer of 2013 and currently serves as Senior Associate Director, working with students in Yale’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and postdoctoral fellows and associates. Prior to joining Yale, Brian worked in career services at Wesleyan University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he oversaw their Field Experience program. Brian is a member of NACE and the CCEIA. In addition to working in career services, Brian has also served as an adjunct instructor at the University of New Haven and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Brian lives in the Middletown area and is an avid fan of skiing and hiking.

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Career Strategy Video Bootcamp for GSAS Students & Postdocs

 

Calling all GSAS students and postdocs!

Are you looking to get a jump-start on your non-tenure track faculty job search before the start of the academic year?
Have you just begun considering your career options but don’t know where …

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Yale 2021 3-Minute Thesis Competition Winners Announced!

Life in the virtual space became quite normalized in 2020.  And while this trend continued into 2021, new challenges awaited many of us.  One such challenge awaited Yale’s 2021 3-Minute Thesis Competition competitors, where this year’s entire event would be …

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Employing People with Disabilities Shouldn’t Be a Challenge

This article originally appeared at www.collegerecruiter.com/blog/2019/09/19/employing-people-with-disabilities-shouldnt-be-a-challenge/

Employing People with Disabilities Shouldn’t Be a Challenge

While there has been an increased effort over recent years to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce, the focus has been primarily on gender and …

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Professional Development Workshops with the Yale Graduate Consulting Club

OCS and the Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club (YGCC) are co-hosting a Resume and Networking Workshop for graduate students and postdocs on Wednesday (2/24) 4-6pm. In this dedicated 2-hour workshop, we will cover essential skills of building and writing strong …

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Professional Communication Skills on Display at RITM Research Symposium

The Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration fosters intellectual exchanges that cross institutional, disciplinary, and geographic borders; enrich and challenge academic fields; and foreground underrepresented perspectives.   In 2019, recipients of RITM Research and Conference Travel …

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The Idealist Guide to Working (and Living) with Chronic Illness and Disability (Idealist)

Written by Nisha Kumar Kulkarni and originally published here.

There are myriad stories on the internet about different health experiences—be it chronic illness, disability, mental health struggles, or some combination of the three. But from the perspective of a person …

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Modern Language Association (MLA) Webinar on Postpandemic Graduate Education

Watch the video of this webinar.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to new constraints and changes in admissions policies for graduate programs in the humanities. How can humanities programs best support their current graduate students during the ongoing crisis, and …

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9 Things International Students Can Do to Stand Out at Career Fairs and Conferences

International students often feel like career fairs are a waste of time and money. The reason for such disappointment is that, historically, the majority of companies participating at these events don’t sponsor international students and therefore aren’t willing to speak …

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Job Search Advice for Students and Grads with Disabilities

This Q&A format article addresses best practices associated with a successful job search for students and recent graduates with disabilities. It touches on how to navigate the interview process as well as what to look for in a supportive employer.

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Students with Disabilities: Your guide to landing a job

This phenomenal article from BestColleges.com covers, in great detail, the job search process and relevant resources for students with disabilities.  It addresses common challenges, readiness exercises, and interview preparation associated with the job/internship search.  It also provides helpful additional resources …

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