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.

Connect with BCG: Spring Programming

Please check this opportunity out from Boston Consulting Group

Here is information for Yale PhDs, postdocs, and JDs.

BCG’s spring programming introduces Advanced Degree Candidates to the world of consulting, BCG, and our Bridge to BCG program.

Bridge to BCG

By Dean Centa
Dean Centa
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Craft & Career – Mina Kimes, YC ’07, writer, producer, on-air sports analyst – Part 1

A far ranging talk with writer, producer, and on-air ESPN sports analyst, Mina Kimes ’07.

More info on Mina Kimes:

https://espnpressroom.com/us/bios/mina-kimes/

http://twitter.com/MinaKimes

https://www.youtube.com/@minakimes

https://www.instagram.com/mina_kimes/

The Mina Kimes Show: https://tr.ee/H0-aQTe7Hc 

OCS Craft & Career Podcast (full episode list)https://ocs.yale.edu/podcast

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers
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Red Sox Sports & Entertainment Career Fair

The Red Sox are excited to announce the return of their annual Sports & Entertainment Career Fair presented by Monster.com!

What:  Red Sox Sports & Entertainment Career Fair presented by Monster.com

When:  Thursday, April 11th, Noon-4pm

Where:  The 521 …

By Elizabeth Keane
Elizabeth Keane Recruiting Coordinator
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Job Search Resources

Explore Job Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

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.)

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 more information on detailed reports.

Helpful Tips for 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.
  • The tool will only return results with at least five responses – For small majors, choosing ‘All Years’ is more likely to yield 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.
  • First Destination Summaries are based on the knowledge rate of graduate outcomes six months after graduation according to National Association of Colleges and Employers guidelines.
  • 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, 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

 

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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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