Brian Frenette

Senior Associate Director

Brian Frenette

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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Yale 2020 3-Minute Thesis Competition Winners Announced!

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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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Yale 2020 3-Minute Thesis Competition: View Finalists

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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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Preparing for Virtual Career Fairs & Employer Events

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In lieu of changing recruiting tactics as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are increasingly moving to virtual platforms by which to engage with students through career fairs, networking events, and information sessions.  While student objectives may remain the same, …

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Resumania for Yale Masters Students

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It is important that all Masters students draft a professional resume (as opposed to the academic Curriculum Vitae, or CV) to not only summarize your past experiences, but also identify your practical, technical, and transferable skills.  The Office of Career …

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