The job search will vary depending on your goals and industry-specific timelines. The below Job Search video, featured articles, and key tools provide a step by step process that can be adopted across industries.
- Plan: Walk through the four simple steps of the Job Search Process as you plan.
- Network: OCS breaks it down with easy Networking steps and a brief video
- Perfect: your resume and cover letter
- Create: a great LinkedIn profile
- Request: a workshop or OCS Career Lab (for GSAS and postdocs) to polish your interview skills
- Yale Career Link: Offers a centralized place to view resources and find opportunities
- Practice: Use Big Interview in Yale Career Link (select Resources on the left, then Big Interview on the right) to practice interview questions
- Use Job Posting Boards: Check out the OCS video on job posting boards to find those most useful.
- Visit CareerShift: A powerful job aggregator, CareerShift searches positions across thousands of employer sites.
- Attend Career Fairs & Networking Events: OCS hosts career fairs and networking events on and off-campus.
- Learn about On-Campus Recruiting (OCR): OCR enables students to interview with employers visiting Yale’s campus.
Meet with an OCS advisor for help at any point!
❗ Important Notes:
- Employers accepting applications on a rolling basis begin interviewing candidates immediately. Apply early to these opportunities.
- Eligibility for Summer Internships is often based on your graduation year. For example, a program seeks students for the summer after junior year.
- Some employers may offer diversity recruitment programs aimed to address historical gaps in the workforce, and students are encouraged to research those programs to learn more.
➡ If you are an undergrad who has been asked by your employer to provide a letter of support for the internship, a letter regarding Yale’s policy on academic credit for internships, or if you want to learn more about PRAC 471 Practicum Fieldwork Analysis, please read our Academic Credit & Letters of Support page.
➡ Other applications may require a transcript. Usually, a Self-reported Grade Sheet is sufficient. If you need an official transcript, you’ll need to request one from the Registrar.