Design

Graphic Design is an artistic and professional discipline that focuses on visual communication and presentation toward the goal of delivering a message or creating a product. Possible graphic design occupational titles include: graphic designer, graphic artist, production artist, designer, creative director, artist, design director, creative manager, and desktop publisher.

Product design describes the process of imagining, creating, and iterating products that solve users’ problems or address specific needs in a given market. The key to successful product design is an understanding of the end-user customer, the person for whom the product is being created. Product designers attempt to solve real problems for real people by using both empathy and knowledge of their prospective customers’ habits, behaviors, frustrations, needs, and wants.

Things to Consider

Designers must combine creativity with functionality. Educational requirements vary. In some fields, graduate training is beneficial or required. Students can begin by observing professionals, talking with them, studying their art and technique, and obtaining experience through internships.

Students considering these fields are encouraged to reach out to their faculty and alumni to develop professional relationships and contacts. Portfolios are fundamental for demonstrating previous experience and should be adaptable to fit changing career narratives, as well as capable of demonstrating the process as well as the product.

Create a Target Employer List (Job Search Road Map)

Your target employer list is a critical element of your job search plan. Having a target list provides a road map as you begin your employer research and outreach efforts. An employer target list can start with industry (e.g., Healthcare), …

By David Halek
David Halek Director of Employer Relations David Halek
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Craft & Career with Yale Writer and Lecturer Derek Green – Part 2

Welcome back to the new season of the Yale Office of Career Strategy’s podcast. In this expanded series of “Craft & Career” talks, we will be featuring conversations with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, inviting our …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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Reimbursement for Travel and Other Career Related Engagements for Yale Seniors

In an effort to support students pursuing careers in the nonprofit, government and the arts sectors, OCS offers a travel reimbursement program for Yale College Class of 2022 graduates to help offset costs associated with travel for interviews, auditions, and/or …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Video Game Industry Careers: An Inside Look at Gaming Jobs & How You Can Land One

In the last year and a half of the pandemic, video games have come to serve as a release valve for the cooped-up populace, enabling players to vicariously experience things they no longer could in the real world. “I thought …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Texas Tribune Student Fellowships

The Texas Tribune, a Yale OCS partner, is now accepting applications for spring and summer fellowships. These are paid positions for enrolled college students. Grad students are eligible. Recent graduates are eligible for summer positions. 

The deadline to apply is …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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The Office of Career Strategy collects information about Yale College graduates after graduation. This interactive tool allows users to search these outcomes by year and major. Please visit Statistics & Reports for the more detailed reports.

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    • The tool will return results with at least five responses. If you require additional information contact the Office of Career Strategy

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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

 

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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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