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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Career Strategy Video Bootcamp for GSAS Students & Postdocs

 

Calling all GSAS students and postdocs!

Are you looking to get a jump-start on your non-tenure track faculty job search before the start of the academic year?
Have you just begun considering your career options but don’t know where …

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“Dear CEOs: A Gen Zer’s Open Letter to His Future Employers” by Kahlil Greene (YC ’21)

This article was originally published by the Harvard Business Review on June 29, 2021. For the original article, visit: https://hbr.org/2021/06/dear-ceos-a-gen-zers-open-letter-to-his-future-employers?ab=hero-subleft-1

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Forté Foundation’s Rising Star Initiative (Free for Yale College students)

Yale OCS is pleased to offer our students the opportunity to join the Forté Foundation’s Rising Star Initiative for free. As a sponsor school, the Rising Star Initiative offers undergraduate women at Yale, across majors, the opportunity to develop skills …

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Making the Most of Your Summer Internship

With summer now in full swing, here are some tips for making the most of your summer internship

Define your expectations of the experience:

What would you like to accomplish through this experience?
How can you best approach those goals?

By Robyn Acampora
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Forage’s Virtual Work Experiences

Forage offers virtual work experiences, which are online programs built and endorsed by leading companies. Each virtual work experience contains a series of resources and tasks designed to simulate the real-world experience of starting a career. They are 5-6 hours …

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Career Resources

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

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

Tools and Resources for First-Generation Medical School Students

As a first generation student in medical school, you may not know what you don’t know.

As a medical student, you …

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.