Environment, Sustainability & Energy

There are a variety of career opportunities in the areas of environment, sustainability and energy. With so many options and industries to choose from, Yale students are encouraged to get involved with coursework and student organizations within their particular area of interest. They can also look for internships to allow them to immerse themselves within the industry over the summer. OCS advisors are available to meet with you individually to discuss the many options. Yale’s Office of Career Strategy participates in the All Ivy Environmental & Sustainability Career Fair which is open to all Yale students served by OCS.  This event occurs every spring at Columbia University and allows our students to engage with recruiters across these industries. Yale College seniors can use the Travel Reimbursement Program to cover their expenses.

 

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Clinton Global Initiative University to be hosted by Vanderbilt University on March 3-5, 2023

Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) recruits a student cohort of young leaders who are committed to developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Each year, undergraduate and graduate students from around the world apply to participate in CGI U’s year-round …

By Jorimel Zaldivar
Jorimel Zaldivar Senior Associate Director for Common Good Careers
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Charnice’s Corner: Summer Research Guide

Packed with useful information for every class year.
A must read for students seeking summer research!

All content of the guide has been collected and shared courtesy of Charnice Hoegnifioh

By Lisa Blees
Lisa Blees Assistant Director, Programming & Internal Relations
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Grace Year

Applications open on December 1, 2022, for 2023-2024 Program Year

Grace Year is an Episcopal Service Corps program in the Hudson Valley. Five recent college graduates each year are invited to live together in intentional community in Millbrook, NY, about …

By Jorimel Zaldivar
Jorimel Zaldivar Senior Associate Director for Common Good Careers
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Spring & Summer 2023 Internships at Environmental Protection Agency (Washington, D.C.)

Environmental Protection Agency, in Washington, D.C., is seeking interns for their Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 program. They are currently having an in-person program, but welcome applications from remote students.

Applications from undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of …

By Ya Hsien Cheng
Ya Hsien Cheng Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Nonprofit Hiring Timeline

For students who are contemplating a summer or full-time job in the nonprofit sector, you may be feeling a little “left behind” during early fall when some of your peers are already interviewing for next summer. This is a normal …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers
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Career Resources

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!

TWO WAYS TO SEARCH:

  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.)

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Community Spotlights

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 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

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

 

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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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