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.


Yale Club & Scholarship Foundation of Greater Hartford Fellowship Opportunity



The Yale Club and Scholarship Foundation of Hartford, Inc. intends to sponsor a limited number of paid fellowships/internships with Greater Hartford area non-profit or government offices this summer.  The club can assist applicants with finding a suitable placement (remote, …

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Vanderbilt University’s Picture Your Career Workbook


Vanderbilt University has written and publicly shared a 132-page workbook, Picture Your Career, for using visual thinking with careers!

Students and alumni are encouraged to download it — anyone who might find the information helpful.  It is a great way to …

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1stGenYale Summer Bulldogs


Yale College students are invited to apply for research opportunities this summer in AIDS, biostatistics, communication, cancer, COVID-19, education, environmental or global health, epidemiology, grant writing, STEM, mental health, safe sports, social & behavioral sciences, trauma, and so much more …

By Jeanine Dames
Jeanine Dames Director, Office of Career Strategy and Associate Dean, Yale College Jeanine Dames
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Navigating First-Gen Career Pressures

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By Helen Pho. Originally posted on Inside Higher Ed

When I first told my parents I was leaving my job as an admissions officer to begin a doctoral program in history after just graduating from college a few years before, …

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Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunity: Yale-China Fellowship

Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunity: Yale-China Fellowship

Experience two of the most life-changing, career-enhancing, service-oriented years of your life by joining a 112-year-old Yale tradition. Additional perks include Mandarin or Cantonese to the intermediate or high advanced level with a summer of intensive language study followed by …

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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 …

Yale College supports a number of student organizations aimed at developing community among first-generation and/or low-income students throughout their time …

The GSAS Emerging Scholars Initiative provides research awards and fellowships for PhD students from underrepresented groups, including first-generation students and …

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


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