At home, abroad, working, interning?  Wherever you are this summer, contact OCS or make an appointment for a virtual advising session. We are available all summer! 

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 advanced-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.

Tell Your Story

Engage Yale Alumni

  • 1stGenYale This shared-interest group (SIG) under the Yale Alumni Association aims to connect first-generation alumni with each other and with current FGLI students to share their own experiences and become resources for current students.
  • Utilize the Peer Networking Lists in Yale Career Link
  • Identify potential mentors with Yale alumni via Cross Campus, Yale’s new online networking platform. Join various groups in Cross Campus including the 1stGenYale group.
  • Create your LinkedIn Profile and start using the Yale Alumni LinkedIn Page.
  • Conduct informational interviews to learn about career paths and build future relationships.

Professional Development & Extracurricular Activities

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Summer Housing Resources – U.S. and International

The following tips and list of housing resources by City are compiled annually based on referrals from Yale students and alums.

When starting your housing search, check with classmates and friends who will be in the same area as you …

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy
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Boston University Summer Pre-Law Academy 2024

Boston University School of Law is excited to announce that in summer 2024, with support from LSAC’s Plus Program, they will again host the BU Summer Prelaw Academy (BU-SPLA), a residential four-week program focused on countering structural and environmental forces …

By Reed Srere
Reed Srere Senior Associate Director
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Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program at the FSU College of Law. Due March 29, 2024

Completed applications, which include a resume, personal statement and two academic references, are due March 29 at 5pm.

The 2024 Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program will take place in-person May 21 – June 14, 2024. During the four-week program, …

By Reed Srere
Reed Srere Senior Associate Director
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Job Search Resources

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

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.)

CONTACT & LOCATION

Phone
(203) 432-0803
Address

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

SERVICE HOURS

Day of the week
Academic Year Summer Hours
Monday 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm

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