Robyn Acampora

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Robyn joined the Office of Career Strategy in the fall of 2012 and is eager to meet with students who are at any point of their career exploration process. Robyn oversees the Common Good & Creative Careers team. She also manages a number of public service initiatives for the office including the Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowship and Yawkey Fellowship. She is the Office of Career Strategy liaison for student athletes. Robyn currently services on two professional association committees – the EACE Connections Committee, which manages the Professional Exchange and Road Trips to the Real World and the NACE Committee First Destinations Task Force. Before joining the Office of Career Strategy, Robyn spent seven years at Yale Law School’s Career Development Office as the Associate Director of Administration, where she worked on a number of public interest programs and was responsible for all postgraduate employment reporting.  When she is not working, Robyn is typically either enjoying pizza nights and dance parties or attending/coaching an athletic event with her husband, two children and dog, Hogan.

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Nonprofit Hiring Timeline

For students who are contemplating a summer or full-time job in the nonprofit sector, you may be feeling a little “left behind” during early fall when some of your peers are already interviewing for next summer. This is a normal …

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2022 Nonprofit Power 100

I often hear from students who are looking to work for a nonprofit but want to feel confident that their prospective employer had strong leadership. The following article lists specific nonprofit directors public officials, and philanthropic leaders who are considered …

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Common Good Career Job Boards

For anyone who is looking for internships and full time jobs in a Common Good Career (nonprofit, government, policy, education), it is important to understand that one will likely need to familiarize themselves with a variety of job boards. The …

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How to Apply Your Problem Solving Skills in the Workplace

Illustration by Marian Blair

Problem solving is a “soft skill” valued by just about every employer. And its importance will only grow in the future—the World Economic Forum predicts that by 2025 (and beyond), employers will increasingly seek out creative …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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4 Tips for Salary Negotiations During the Interview Process

Ah, money. We all think about so much of the time, but it can be so uncomfortable to talk about. When it comes to negotiating your salary for a new job, though, it’s critical that you find a way to …

By Rosie Chevalier - Idealist Careers
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Student Athlete Career Advising Sessions Now Offered at Payne Whitney Gym on Tuesdays!

Robyn Acampora, OCS Student Athlete Liaison now offers in-person career advising to Student Athletes at Payne Whitney Gym. These will be by appointment only.

When: Student Athlete Career Advising Appointments will be offered on Tuesdays from 10 am to 2pm.

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New Job Board Alert! PoliCorner (government/nonprofit)

Yale’s Office of Career Strategy is excited to partner with Policorner.

Policorner.org is a free political internship and jobs platform connecting Yale University students with 2,000+ legal, political and public service internships and career opportunities.  Policorner.org allows Yale University students …

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Common Good Careers Advising continues to be available all summer!

Still seeking a job in a common good career? Continuing to pursue a summer internship in nonprofit or government? Perhaps you want to make sure you are making the most of your summer internship or plan ahead for the fall. …

By Robyn Acampora
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Working in Diplomacy: Careers with the U.S. State Department (video available)

In mid-September, OCS co-sponsored a talk with the U.S. State Department called “Working in Diplomacy: Careers with the U.S. State Department (September 2021 Webinar)”

For those of you who missed this talk and are interested in working for the State …

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Professional Development Reimbursement for Yale Juniors & Seniors [Nonprofit, Government, the Arts & Graduate or Professional School]

In an effort to support students pursuing careers in the nonprofit, government and the arts sectors or those who plan to attend graduate or professional school, OCS offers a reimbursement program for Yale College Class of 2023 and Class of …

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