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From First-Gen College Student to First-Gen Grad Student

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By Alicia Peaker and Katie Shives. Originally posted on Inside Higher Ed

At my high school, fewer than 10 percent of graduating seniors went on to four-year colleges. I can’t imagine what that number looks like for graduate school. Although …

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Berkeley Library: Think Tank Directory

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Berkeley Library at the University of California provides a directory and brief information on research Think Tanks, found here.

By Stephanie Waite
Stephanie Waite Senior Associate Director Stephanie Waite
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Recent OCS Videos on the Nonprofit Job/Internship Search Process

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In case you missed these 4 Nonprofit Sessions from  Fall 2020, it’s not too late to watch them!

These videos include:

Yale alumni explaining the nonprofit sector, nonprofit consulting and how to network
Robyn Acampora from OCS explaining the nonprofit …

By Robyn Acampora
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Resistance, Activism, and Media: Capturing the Movement for NYC School Integration

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Co-sponsored by Yale Education Studies, the Poynter Center for Journalism, the Ludwig Center at Yale Law and RITM at Yale

Monday, February 8, 2021, 7:30pm (ET), register through this link.

Student activism has been central to efforts to desegregate New …

By Stephanie Waite
Stephanie Waite Senior Associate Director Stephanie Waite
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Customize the New OCS Weekly Newsletter

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The Yale OCS Weekly Newsletter can now be customized to your interest areas including upcoming events, sample jobs, and helpful articles/blogs. OCS strongly recommends that everyone take the 2 minutes to update their preferences to ensure you are getting the …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Requesting Letters of Recommendation for Graduate School

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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 …

By Meredith Mira
Meredith Mira Senior Associate Director Meredith Mira
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Financing Graduate School – PhD Programs

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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 …

By Meredith Mira
Meredith Mira Senior Associate Director Meredith Mira
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Taking Standardized Tests for Graduate School

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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 …

By Meredith Mira
Meredith Mira Senior Associate Director Meredith Mira
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All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair Student Registration is due February 1st!

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Attention to all Yale students interested in Environment and Sustainable Development: You must register by Monday, February 1st in order to attend the Virtual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair happening on Friday, February 5th from 10:00 am …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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9 Job Search Tips for International Students in the Age of Coronavirus

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As if the job search climate hadn’t been tough enough for international students since President Trump enacted the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order in April 2017, now international students are forced to watch the hiring pace of U.S. …

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