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


Intern with Partners for Justice – Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Criminalization


Partners for Justice provides collaborative support services to people facing criminal charges, while helping public defenders protect people from incarceration and other criminal penalties.


Partners for Justice offers remote internships year-round (dates …

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Summer 2024: Yale Pathways to Science

If you are interested in teaching a 1-hour enrichment session and/or a 5-day workshop this summer as part of Yale Pathways to Science Summer Scholars (July 8-19), learn more and submit a proposal here by December 18.

If you are …

By Dean Centa
Dean Centa
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Summer Experience Award – Finding Opportunities

For eligible students, there are many opportunities that meet the requirements for funding through the Summer Experience Award. Yale’s Office of Career Strategy has the following tips as you start to search.

After you have narrowed down the above options, …

By Lisa Blees
Lisa Blees Assistant Director, Programming & Internal Relations
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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 …

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