First Generation and/or Low Income Students

Yale’s Office of Career Strategy is committed to ensuring that all first generation and/or low income students feel supported in exploring different careers, searching for internships/jobs and applying to advance degree programs. We realize that many FGLI students face additional obstacles when approaching these processes, and our goal is to help you overcome them by providing guidance and sharing our specialized resources.

Some employers may offer diversity recruitment programs aimed to address historical gaps in the workforce, and students are encouraged to research those programs to learn more.

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Housing Resources

When starting your housing search, check with classmates and friends who will be in the same area or who may have contacts in the area. You may be able to share an apartment or sublet.

Many colleges and universities open …

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Advice from one first-generation college student to others who are seeking internships and entry-level jobs

We recently shared some advice for first-generation college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs. I was thrilled to then hear from one who had some really, really good advice for other first-generation students.

Diana Cleinmark

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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How to Find Organizations Committed to DEI Values

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Most social impact organizations today express a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

The National Council of Nonprofits encourages organizations to not only articulate their values, but to be guided by them and to integrate them …

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Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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College Diversity Network

The College Diversity Network Virtual Career Fair will take place on February 23, 2022, from 3:00-6:00pm EST. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to connect with the country’s top employers. Past events have attracted over 100 major employers, including

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Employer Hiring Plans Jump for Class of 2022 Graduates

Full article originally published by the National Association of College & Employers (NACE) available here

Employers plan to hire 26.6% more new graduates from the Class of 2022 than they did from the Class of 2021, according to NACE’s Job Outlook …

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Career Resources

Fellowship Search Engines – Common Good & Creative Careers

Common Good & Creative Careers (CGCC) Fellowship Search Engine List –The following list includes a sample of search engines for …

This 501(c)3 nonprofit and shared-interest group (SIG) under the Yale Alumni Association aims to connect first-generation alumni with each other …

The FGLI at Yale Facebook group is available for first-generation and/or low-income students to join and learn what’s happening on …

Community Spotlights

Michael Watson

First Generation and/or Low Income Students
  • Deputy Director, Human Resources, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Lise Chapman

First Generation and/or Low Income Students
  • Chair, 1stGenYale

Jason Contino

First Generation and/or Low Income Students
  • Co-President of A Leg Even (ALE), Class of 2021

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

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

CONTACT & LOCATION

Phone
(203) 432-0800
Address

55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Fl.
New Haven, CT 06510

SERVICE HOURS

  Academic Year Summer Hours
M 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
T 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
W 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
TH 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
F 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm

The office is closed weekends, holidays, and recess days.