Common Good & Creative Careers

Common Good & Creative Careers (CGCC) Initiative supports Yale students interested in pursuing careers that make a difference and encourage their creativity. Use the drop down menu to explore the CGCC career communities!

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Specialized Advising

Meet the CGCC Team:

  • Robyn Acampora, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Public Service Careers (nonprofit & policy)
  • Lori Ferrara, Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Stephanie Glover, Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Kelly McSergi, Assistant Director of Employer Relations & CGCC ER Liaison
  • Derek Webster, Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers (arts & media communications)
  • Jorimel Zaldivar, Senior Associate Director for Common  Good Careers (education & government)

Schedule an appointment here  with one of our CGCC Advisors. 

CGCC Alumni

Hearing from Yale alums who work in the industries that CGCC covers is one of the most valuable steps a student can take. We encourage students to conduct informational interviews. Students can find alums through:

Free mooc – GIS for Climate Action from ESRI

ESRI is offering a free mooc course. Learn more and sign up >>HERE!

Registration closes on November 9, 2023. Course runs 6 weeks: Oct 25 – Dec 6, 2023

Course description:

A changing climate creates complex, interrelated, and inherently geographic …

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Job Opening for Recent Graduate: Communications Coordinator at LEAP

LEAP is seeking applicants for a new Communications Coordinator role. This position is a great opportunity for a recent graduate.

The Communications Coordinator will join the development and communications team and will be responsible for creating engaging and visually appealing …

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Remote Internships with NBCUniversal

Want to intern at NBCUniversal this Fall/Academic Year but can’t make it to NYC regularly? No worries, they have plenty of remote internship opportunities available!

TV Entertainment Marketing & Brand Strategy Internships

TV Entertainment Design & Creative Internships

TV Entertainment …

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Marine Mammal Research Internships in Aegean Sea

Archipelagos’ marine mammal research internships provide an opportunity to join year-round field work on our three dedicated research vessels, offering experience collecting data on the bioacoustics, behaviour and photo-identification of seven marine mammal species.

As one of the most popular …

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Interested in Nonprofit Consulting? The time is now!

If you are interested in applying for full-time roles with nonprofit consulting firms, it is important to know that the timeline for these nonprofit opportunities is often similar to for profit consulting firms. Application deadlines can be as early as …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers
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Alumni Spotlights

  • Congressional Intern Office of Congressman Steve Cohen (D – TN)
  • 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

Featured 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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Community Resources

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, 2020-June 30, 2021 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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