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.

Upcoming Ivy+ Creative Careers Events: Sotheby’s Info Session & Making a Scripted Podcast

We have two great virtual events, both sponsored by the Ivy+ Creative Careers partnership, coming up just after the break. Make sure to register beforehand to receive Zoom access:

Sotheby’s 2022 Summer Internship Info Session
Thursday, December 2, 2021
4pm …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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Employment for People with Disabilities

Employment for People With Disabilities

This article covers employment resources for individuals with disabilities and what college students with disabilities can do to prepare for the workforce.

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CGCC – 5 Upcoming Events (Mon-Wed)

After the Thanksgiving holiday, Common Good & Creative Careers has 5 events for you right when you return.

MeshEd Collective Information Sessions, Monday, November 29th, 12:15 – 1pm EST, Virtual

Interested in Education? Attend this information session to learn about a …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Summer 2022 Health Career Connection Internship Program Application

WELCOME TO THE HCC INTERNSHIP APPLICATION!

Thank you for your interest in Health Career Connection (HCC)’s comprehensive paid summer internship program! We are dedicated to empowering students like you to discover and achieve your health career goals. Spend your summer …
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Craft & Career: J.M. DeMatteis, Writer, Comic Book creator – Part 2

The Craft & Career series connects with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, to discuss the nuances of their craft, the reality of their careers, and how, in often surprising ways, these two concerns can work together.

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Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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Career Resources

AdvanceCT and the Governor’s Workforce Council have partnered with UpperCampus, a leading technology company in career readiness software, to design …

Community Spotlights

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

First Generation and/or Low Income Students,Humanities,Masters,Social Sciences,STEM
  • Research Analyst
  • Assistant Director Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine
  • Assistant General Counsel Congressional Budget Office
  • Senior Impact Investing Advisor

Career Outcomes

The Office of Career Strategy collects information about Yale College graduates after graduation. This interactive tool allows users to search these outcomes by year and major. Please visit Statistics & Reports for the more 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
91.6% of those graduating between July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 91.7% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $71,030 among graduates employed in the United States. Financial Services, Education, Consulting, Technology and Healthcare

 

  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Employment Industry and Function
  • Size of the Organization
  • Starting Salary
  • Time of Year Offer Received
  • Co-curricular and Study Abroad Experiences
  • First Destination Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Advanced Degrees Pursued

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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