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.

Spring Internships available w/ Buckley partner Gingrich 360

Gingrich 360 offers internship opportunities for college students, graduate students, and recent graduates.

As part of this once in a lifetime experience, interns will explore the world of Gingrich 360 – where politics, history, and media intersect.

Gingrich 360 is a …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers
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ASDA District 1 Pre-Mentorship Program

ASDA District 1 is hosting a Pre-Mentorship Program.  Pre-dental students will be paired up with dental students who go to one of the five District 1 schools, Boston University, Tufts University, UConn, Harvard, and University of New England.  The goal …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Zibby Media looking for Yale talent

Zibby Media is a privately-owned media company founded by “NYC’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer” (Vulture) Zibby Owens. Zibby is an author/editor of four books herself and the award-winning host of podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books (consistently in the top 200 on …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers
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MedServe Fellows Application

MedServe places future physicians in “rock star” primary care clinics across rural and other medically underserved communities in North Carolina. As Fellows, students work in both a clinical role (e.g. as a medical assistant) and community role (e.g. as a …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Yale Master’s Program in Personalized Medicine and Applied Engineering

The Yale School of Engineering & Applied Sciences and the Yale School of Engineering are holding two informational sessions about their Master’s Program in Personalized Medicine and Applied Engineering. This one year masters degree goal is to prepare biomedical, mechanical and …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Career Resources

Community 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.)

Community Spotlights

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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