CGCC in the Classroom

Common Good & Creative Careers offers programming that can be customized for your class. We work with Yale Faculty to focus on a career topic based on your students’ needs.


Past CGCC in the Classroom Events

  • CGCC Presentation at Yale Theater Studies Orientation with DUS
  • The Internship & Job Search for Environmental Studies Majors
  • Networking at Conferences Workshop with the Yale Department of Music Faculty & Professional Development Committee
  • Internships & Fellowships for the Human Rights Scholars Program
  • WIX Portfolio Design Workshop with THST 491 Seminar
  • The Summer Experience Award & other Funding for Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Majors
  • Sharon Louden Craft & Career Talk through Senior Art Majors Seminar with DUS
  • Glen Powell Podcasting Conversation through Screenwriting Seminar with Faculty
  • Introduction to CGCC for Education Studies Scholars
  • Nancy Meyers Craft & Career Talk through Screenwriting Seminar with Faculty
  • Yale Symphony Orchestra Career Exploration Workshop with YSO Manager

Who We Are

The Common Good & Creative Careers Team includes three Specialty Career Advisors who are able to visit your classroom:

Derek Webster, Sr. Associate Director of Creative Careers
Jorimel Zaldivar, Sr. Associate Director of Common Good Careers
Robyn Acampora, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Public Service Careers.

The Common Good & Creative Careers (CGCC) Initiative supports Yale students interested in pursuing careers that make a difference and encourage their creativity. Populations Served: Yale College; Graduate School of Arts & Sciences; and Postdocs.

Career Paths Covered:

Creative CareersThe Arts: Architecture; Fashion; Fine & Visual Arts; Museums & Arts Administration; Theater, Dance & Music. Media & Communications: Digital Media; Entertainment; Journalism; Music Recording; Publishing & Literary

Common Good Careers -Education; Environment; Government; International Development; Nonprofit; and Policy

What We Offer

CGCC customizes each of our talks based on the needs of your class. We can spend the entire class time or a portion of it with your students. We can also invite alumni or upperclassmen to share their unique perspectives.

Some topics that may be of interest are below. Faculty are also encouraged to bring their ideas to us.

  • CGCC Overview & Resources
  • The Internship & Job Search Process
  • Interviewing & Networking
  • What Can I do with a Major in…?
  • Crafting Your Narrative
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Resume & Cover Letters
  • Preparing for Career Fairs
  • Portfolio Design Workshops
  • How to use LinkedIn for your Job Search
  • Building Your Online Presence
  • Post-graduate & summer outcomes for specific academic departments
  • Labor Market Insights for specific industries

    ** For more details on OCS Outcomes Data and Labor Market Insights, scroll down to “Explore Job Market Insights” and the “Yale College Career Outcomes” sections.

Contact Us

For more details about CGCC in the Classroom and how we can customize a talk for your students, contact for Common Good Careers and for Creative Careers.

Career Resources

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Search continually updated U.S. market trends to learn about job types (job functions), growth trends, and desired skills. The results will include general information about each job (functional area), employment trends from the past two years and projections for the next 10 years, employers that have that role, desired education level, skills for the position, and more!


  1. Find Career Data by Selecting Keywords: Enter keywords of various job titles and choose a state or search nationwide to learn more about that job.
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Type in a keyword to select a relevant occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

YC Career Outcomes

The Office of Career Strategy collects information about Yale College graduates. This tool allows users to search outcomes by year and major. Please visit Statistics & Reports for detailed reports.

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 the selected major(s) to reset your search.
    • To ensure student confidentiality, results are only reported in the aggregate and more granular data is not available through this public tool.
    • The tool will return results with at least five responses. If you require additional information contact the Office of Career Strategy
    • First Destination Summaries are based on the knowledge rate of graduate outcomes six months after graduation under the guidelines set by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Most Recent Class Overview

Knowledge Rate Success Rate Mean Starting Salary Top Five Industries
86.8% of those graduating between July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 96.9% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $76,359 among graduates employed in the United States. Financial Services, Education, Technology, Consulting, and Healthcare


  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Employment Industry and Function
  • Size of the Organization
  • Starting Salary
  • Time of Year Offer Received
  • Internships, Research, 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.


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