Career

OCS has created eight Career Communities enabling students to explore a range of career paths. Students are not limited to just one community and OCS recommends exploring broadly across several fields. As you choose your communities of interest, explore relevant news and blogs, career spotlights, and employment opportunities to help you decide if that career path is right for you.

To receive regular updates from the Career Communities:

  • Current Yale Students and Yale Faculty/Staff: Log into the website using CAS Login (enter your Net ID and password), go to Preferences (top right corner under your name). This will allow you to customize the content of your weekly newsletter by choosing among the career communities, affinity/identity communities, and applying to graduate school communities.
  • Yale Alumni, Prospective Students and other Guests: Sign Up Here

  Visit the OCS Career Communities:

Career Resources

Community Spotlights

  • Legislative Intern Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
  • Research Project Intern Dr. Sarah Cahn, Professor
  • Congressional Intern Office of Congressman Steve Cohen (D – TN)
Lily Zhao (Astronomy)

Lily Zhao (Astronomy)

3-Minute Thesis Finalist,PhD
  • 3MT Winner 2020
  • Human Rights Refugee & Immigrant Program Intern Advocates for Human Rights, Minnesota
  • Innovation Lab Intern Greenwich Library, Connecticut
  • Nutrition Education Fellow Capital Area Food Bank, Washington DC
  • Development Intern Peer Health Exchange (PHE), Chicago

Raveesha Gupta (MA ’17, International and Development Economics)

First Generation and/or Low Income Students,Humanities,Masters,Social Sciences,STEM
  • Research Analyst
  • Assistant Director Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine
  • Assistant General Counsel Congressional Budget Office

Career Outcomes

Tip: Helpful Tips on using the Interactive Tool:

  • There is no Enter or Submit Button  Results will appear automatically with your selections
  • Choose ‘All Years’ or ‘All Majors’- For results across years and majors or check one for more granular results.
    • Default results will show the most recent Class Year.
    • Uncheck selected major(s) to reset your search
    • The tool will return results with at least five responses. If you require additional information contact the Office of Career Strategy

Most Recent Class Overview

Knowledge Rate Success Rate Mean Starting Salary Top Five Industries
91.6% of those graduating between July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 91.7% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $71,030 among graduates employed in the United States. Financial Services, Education, Consulting, Technology and Healthcare
  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Employment Industry and Function
  • Size of the Organization
  • Starting Salary
  • Time of Year Offer Received
  • Co-curricular and Study Abroad Experiences
  • First Destination Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Advanced Degrees Pursued

First Destination

First Destination refers to the postgraduate plans of Yale College graduates six months after graduation. The pursuits of Yale graduates include employment, graduate school, independent research, military service, and more.

CONTACT & LOCATION

Phone
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Address

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New Haven, CT 06510

SERVICE HOURS

  Academic Year Summer Hours
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T 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
W 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
TH 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
F 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm

The office is closed weekends, holidays, and recess days.