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.

Meta Design Summit

What is the Design Summit? The Design Summit will offer a series of virtual workshops and 1:1 mentorship for aspiring designers from underrepresented communities. The program will kick off with a two-day virtual course on July 21stand July 22nd, 2022, …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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BWH: Technical Research Assistant I – Hematology (Battinelli Lab)

Under the general supervision of the investigator, the Technical Research Assistant I performs complex laboratory experiments aimed at understanding the role of platelets in cancer. As experiments proceed, determine necessary adjustments in design and implement these changes after consultation with …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Two Part-Time Positions at Yale Med

Primary Care Pearls Podcast Research Assistant Position 

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Where Students Submit Application
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Job Title
Research Assistant
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Company Division
Yale School of Medicine
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Katherine Gielissen, katherine.gielissen@yale.edu
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Apply for Fall 2022 GSAS Professional Experience (GPE) Fellowships!

GSAS Professional Experience (GPE) Fellowship applications for the Fall 2022 Term are now open! GPE Fellowships are an opportunity for Ph.D. students to gain professional experience and develop transferable skills by working on meaningful projects in administrative offices across the …

By Zenan Wang
Zenan Wang McDougal Career Fellow
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Matthew Ellis wins 2nd Prize at NAGS 3-Minute Thesis Competition

The Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools hosted their 2022 3-Minute Thesis Competition on April 28th. This competition brought together participants from 31 institutions to present their thesis research live in just three minutes. Yale Ph.D. student Matthew Ellis, Department of …

By Jacob Gonzalez
Jacob Gonzalez Senior Associate Director, Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Services
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Career Resources

CareerShift, licensed by the OCS, is a job aggregator and a powerful tool for searching internship and full-time positions posted …

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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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  • Co-Curricular, Research, and Study Abroad Experiences
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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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