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:

CareerEco Government & Non-Profit Jobs Virtual Hiring Event

Thursday, February 9, 2023
11 AM-3 PM EST

Join our online career fair where government agencies and non-profit organizations showcase their job opportunities.

Click here for more information and to register.

**This event is hosted by CareerEco and not in …

By Jorimel Zaldivar
Jorimel Zaldivar Senior Associate Director for Common Good Careers
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What You Need to Know About Internships and Federal Service: A Virtual Event Hosted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Monday, February 13, 2023
1-2 PM EST

Looking for a 2023 internship? Interested in learning more about what it’s like to intern for the Federal government and how to find those openings? Join our virtual panel hosted by OPM on …

By Jorimel Zaldivar
Jorimel Zaldivar Senior Associate Director for Common Good Careers
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Seeking Internships or Jobs in the Nonprofit Sector?

For students who are looking for either summer opportunities or post-graduate work in the Nonprofit Sector, now is the time to act as many employers recruit students in the spring semester.

Upcoming Career Fairs

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers
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All of the following fellowships can be found and must be applied for through Yale’s Students Grants Database. Many deadlines are in mid-February. This list was created by Yale’s Office of Fellowships.


Cohen Public Service Fellowship – Supports purposeful …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers
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Internships at EPA – applications closing Feb. 17

Students, are you looking for INTERNSHIPS at the Environmental Protection Agency? Check out these opportunities below.

Duties: Perform data collection and analysis (such as water, plants, sediments, animals, etc.) from field (e.g. marshes, streams, or estuary) …

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Career Resources

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Community 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.)

Community 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

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
  • Co-Curricular, 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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