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Summer Podcasting Micro-Credential from the Public Humanities Program

Graduate students interested in podcasting should consider this summer program led by Nick Forster, lecturer in African American Studies and Film and Media Studies. In the workshop, students will cultivate an idea into the beginnings of a podcast. Concurrently, participants will …

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Professional Experience Opportunities with Student Organizations

Involvement in student organizations—particularly leadership positions—is a good way to gain experience in project management and working with teams, and presents an opportunity to learn alongside other graduate students how your skills as a PhD student transfer into other domains. …

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Cross Campus Graduate and Professional Mentorship

What is Cross Campus G&P Mentorship?

By leveraging our Cross Campus online community, the Yale Alumni Association arranges mentor-mentee relationships between students of Yale’s participating graduate and professional schools and their alumni.

This is a 1:1 relationship. Each mentor is …

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Using LinkedIn to Leverage Your PhD for Career Success

The PhD Pathways Series from Versatile PhD provides an “outside the academy” perspective on career preparation and opportunities across a range of skills, trends and industries. This webinar from December 2020 is available to view now, and be sure to …

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All the World’s a Stage: An Improvisational Approach to Building a Post-Doctoral Career

The PhD Pathways Series from Versatile PhD provides an “outside the academy” perspective on career preparation and opportunities across a range of skills, trends and industries. This webinar from February 2021 is available to view now, and be sure to …

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Overcoming the Identity Crisis: An Interview with the Author of Leaving Academia

The PhD Pathways Series from Versatile PhD provides an “outside the academy” perspective on career preparation and opportunities across a range of skills, trends and industries. This webinar from December 2020 is available to view now, and be sure to …

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Virtual Experiences and Job Simulations for PhD Students

Virtual experiences and job simulations give you the chance to learn about a particular industry or practice using skills on realistic business problems, all on your own time. For these simulations, organizations provide realistic prompts and resources so that you …

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Consulting and Short-Term Projects for PhD Students

Many opportunities for gaining professional experience don’t require a full-time summer internship or even a full-semester commitment, but can instead take the form of short-term projects. These kinds of projects often fall under the banner of “consulting” (as with the …

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Summer Internships for PhD Students

Traditional summer internships typically last 8–12 weeks and are a full-time commitment. While it can be challenging to fit this kind of experience into a busy PhD course of study (and these positions are subject to GSAS regulations), Yale offers …

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On-Campus Professional Opportunities for PhD Students: Fellowships and Part-Time Positions

Professional experience comes in many forms, and there are a variety of ways to gain new skills and learn about potential non-academic career paths without the time commitment of a traditional full-time internship! Various Yale organizations offer fellowships and other …

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