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.

Mean, Green Recycling Machines: Undergraduate Scholarship Competition

Mean, Green Recycling Machines: Undergraduate Scholarship Competition

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students! The challenge is for students to develop a website on plastic recycling. Students will research their …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect Kristin McJunkins
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U.S. State Department Internship is Open! Deadline 10/18

Below are Details for the U.S. State Department Internship. 

We also co-hosted a talk with the Diplomat in Residence earlier this month. Here is the video in case you want to watch it.

 

U.S. Department of State Student Internship …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Craft & Career with Writer and Yale Lecturer Derek Green – Part 1

Welcome to the new season of the Yale Office of Career Strategy’s podcast. In this expanded series of “Craft & Career” talks, we will be featuring conversations with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, inviting our guests …

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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CGCC Alumni Podcast Series: Engaging Communities Through Art with Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld, YC ’11

Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld, Community Engagement Manager of the Creative Forces: National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network, discusses how art can be used to create public good and build community partnership.
#yale #yaleocs #CHAW #NEA #art #publicart #community …

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CGCC Alumni Podcast Series: From Unpaid Employee to U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence with Christopher Mellon, ’84 MA

Christopher Mellon recounts his career path from unpaid employee to U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. The Yale alum also discusses his current work on the History Channel show Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation and his conviction that life exists …

By Claire Zalla
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Career Resources

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First Generation and/or Low Income Students,Humanities,Masters,Social Sciences,STEM
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  • 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

 

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  • 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
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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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