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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2022 Fall Yale Graduate Impact (YGI) Fellowship for the Humanities

The Yale Graduate Impact (YGI) Fellowship invites applications from current Yale Humanities Ph.D. students who wish to pursue an external internship related to their academic research at an organization outside of Yale. YGI Fellowship is a new opportunity for Humanities …

By Zenan Wang
Zenan Wang McDougal Career Fellow
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The Best Ways to Get an Interview Through a Job Board

Here’s a scenario. You find your dream position on Indeed and excitedly fill out an application. You think you’re well-qualified…but you never hear back. 

A few weeks later, you find another interesting job posting on Monster.com. But after you send …

By Ivy Exec - Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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Rude or Assertive At Work?

One of the cornerstones of professional success is assertiveness. An assertive employee is someone who expresses their perspectives confidently without making their colleagues feel bad if they disagree. Assertive people care about what others say, but know how to maintain …

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Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Networking in 2022

No matter what industry you’re in or how far along in your career you are, networking is a skill that will always be important. Especially when you’re looking for a job.

Over the years, networking techniques have shifted to accommodate …

By Maximilian Vanegas - WayUp
WayUp
Sign up to WayUp to personalize your job search and apply to opportunities from Fortune 500s to startups, all in one place. Let’s get you hired! Click here
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Combating Imposter Syndrome | You Are Who You Know Yourself to Be

Should I apply for this job?

Am I even qualified?

Will they call me back?

These are just some of the questions you may ask yourself when you start reviewing the “qualifications” section of a job listing you’re excited about. …

By Dr. Waajida L. Small - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
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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Career Resources

Vault and Firsthand have combined platforms! Firsthand provides company, profession, and industry overviews.

https://yale.firsthand.co/

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Pathways to Career Planning
JOB SEARCH PATH IF… THEN… You want to learn about:
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– Resume & Cover Letter templates and …
INMED – Reimagine IndianS into MedicinE (RISE) Wy’east Pathway

The RISE Collaborative (Reimagine IndianS into medicinE) represents a partnership between three medical schools in the Western United States who …

When researching a graduate program, consider a program’s policies and initiatives toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Most graduate programs have …

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

CONTACT & LOCATION

Phone
(203) 432-0803
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.