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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Yale 2020 3-Minute Thesis Competition Winners Announced!

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

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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Preparing for Virtual Career Fairs & Employer Events

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, …

By Brian Frenette
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Resumania for Yale Masters Students

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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Does Voluntourism Do More Harm Than Good?

While volunteers generally have good intentions, intent doesn’t necessarily equal impact. The controversial practice of “voluntourism” has generated a lot of buzz in the social-impact space over the years. You may have heard this term if you’re considering a volunteer …

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