Exploring Careers

There are thousands of job titles and more created every day as industries evolve. Start with a self-assessment of your interests and values and take time to explore the range of career options. Be careful not to limit yourself to only careers with which you are familiar.


Industry vs. Job Function

  • Industry refers to a field, often named for its primary product/service, such as the Aerospace or Technology Industry.
  • Job functions are jobs within an industry, such as an engineer or marketing expert, and are often found in all industries.
  • For example, Jane is a finance manager at Google, so she is in the technology industry, but her job function is finance.
  • The job function is the expertise you build and is transferable throughout your career, across industries.

What Entrepreneurs and Geniuses Have in Common – Hosted by UConn TCS

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March 2 @ 4:30 pm5:30 pm

Join UConn Technology Commercialization Services (‘TCS’) for a Fireside chat discussing:  The key characteristics of geniuses, teams and creativity, genius as a binary scenario, the role of luck, and what should you be doing.

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Vanderbilt University’s Picture Your Career Workbook

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Vanderbilt University has written and publicly shared a 132-page workbook, Picture Your Career, for using visual thinking with careers!

Students and alumni are encouraged to download it — anyone who might find the information helpful.  It is a great way to …

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Yale in Hollywood – Summer 2021

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The entertainment industry has been slow to finalize its summer plans this year, but the first wave of Yale in Hollywood Summer Internships have begun to post. Make sure to check these opportunities out at https://ocs.yale.edu/yih or by searching for …

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Get to Know OCS

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About the Office of Career Strategy

The Office of Career Strategy (OCS) offers career advising, professional school advising, employment and internship opportunities, and career development resources. The office works with students and alums of Yale College, Yale Graduate School of …

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Gain Skills & Experience

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During your time at Yale, seek out experiences that will help you test careers and workplaces, or build marketable skills that will enhance your professional success. Be sure to consider your goals carefully; doing a self-assessment can help frame your …

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Community Advice

Career Resources

MY NEXT MOVE

You’ve served our country.  Now you’re ready for a new challenge.

What do you want to do for a living?

Community Spotlights

Raveesha Gupta (MA ’17, International and Development Economics)

First Generation and/or Low Income Students,Humanities,Masters,Social Sciences,STEM
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  • Assistant General Counsel Congressional Budget Office
  • Senior Impact Investing Advisor
  • Associate Director Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration

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