Meredith Mira

Senior Associate Director

Meredith Mira

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Meredith joined the Office of Career Strategy in the summer of 2013 where she advises students and alumni as they begin the process of articulating who they are, what they care about, their key skills, and how they want to make an impact in their communities. She has significant experience shaping post-graduate career paths and outcomes for a wide range of students, including those from first-generation and otherwise underrepresented backgrounds, helping them center their lived experiences within a broader understanding of institutional culture, relative privilege, and the world of work. Meredith completed her doctoral degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her research focused on how high school students from a range of racial and socioeconomic backgrounds become aware of social inequality and motivated to work towards social change. She is also part of the international Leading Change Network, which is a wide-ranging group of educators, researchers, and practitioners engaged in strengthening community organizing efforts throughout the world. Meredith lives in New Haven with her husband; together they are learning a lot from their two young children, whose worlds keep getting more interesting by the day.

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Breaking into Data Science out of Undergrad

Data science is a quickly growing field that combines statistical analysis and computer science for applications in data mining, trend prediction, machine learning, and data modeling. Data science is utilized in almost all industries and is regarded as a transformative …

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Applying To (and Paying For!) Graduate School (videos)

Thinking about graduate school? Wondering how to approach the application process and funding? Watch these two great videos to find out. Both review the general application approach and process; the first video also includes information about fellowships you might want …

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Computer Science Industry Guide with Hiring Timeline

Interested in pursuing a position within the computer science & programming industries? Explore the guide below for relevant hiring timelines, OCS resources, and student groups across campus that can help you through the process!

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Thinking about Applying to Grad School? Talk to Yale’s Grad School Advisors!

Are you thinking about applying to graduate school (MA/MS/PhD) but don’t know where to begin? Are you starting your application process but want some extra eyes on your materials? Do you want to talk through whether an MA/MS/PhD is even …

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Writing Personal Statements for Graduate School

 

Personal Statements

Preparing a well-written and effective personal statement (sometimes referred to as statements of purpose or personal essays) that clearly articulates your preparation, goals, and motivation for pursuing that specific graduate degree is critically important. You will need …

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Requesting Letters of Recommendation for Graduate School

Letters of Recommendation

Graduate programs will commonly require 2-3 letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation allow an admissions committee to understand your strengths, weaknesses, and potential from another person’s perspective. Programs may specify the type of recommendations they require, ranging …

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Financing Graduate School – PhD Programs

Direct and Indirect Costs

The direct costs of attending graduate school include tuition and fees. Students are also often required to buy themselves health insurance in order to be enrolled. Each school has different tuition and fee charges and different …

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Taking Standardized Tests for Graduate School

Standardized Tests

Standardized tests are used in combination with your other application materials to gauge your preparation for graduate-level work. Tests may be general or subject-specific depending on the subject and program requirements. Determine which, if any, standardized tests you …

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