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!

Did You Know?

  • Almost 50% (47%) of Yale students reported working in the Nonprofit or Government Sector in Summer 2022 and Summer 2021.
  • Over 30% of the Class of 2022 and 2021 reported their first job in the Nonprofit or Government Sector.
  • 12-14% of all Yale students reported working in the Creative Careers.

U.S. Department of State Applications Currently Open

Students Seeking Summer 2024 Opportunities?

Undergraduates at the Sophomore year or higher can apply for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program, a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues …

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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12/15 – Application deadline for DiiVe’s Consulting Internship in Capetown, South Africa

Are you looking to kickstart your career in consulting? DiiVe is looking for a new type of leader to build creative solutions to the complex global problems we face. Consulting is the perfect foundation for those leaders: a space to …

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Project & Operations Coordinator – The Conservation Finance Network (CFN)

The Conservation Finance Network (CFN) seeks to accelerate the pace and scale of land and resource
conservation, restoration, and stewardship by expanding the use of innovative and effective funding and
financing strategies. We aim to equip …

By Lori Ferrara
Lori Ferrara Senior Administrative Assistant
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Job Search 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.
  2. Filter by Industry and Occupation: Search by industry and choose among popular occupations/job titles within that industry.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

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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  • Nutrition Education Fellow Capital Area Food Bank, Washington DC
  • Innovation Lab Intern Greenwich Library, Connecticut


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