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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Forage’s Virtual Experiences: Great Resume Builder!

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List of Summer Housing Resources

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 …

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2023 Summer Community Organizing Fellowship

Interested in gaining experience and mentorship in grassroots community and labor organizing?
Applications are now open for the 2023 Summer Community Organizing Fellowship for Yale students working on a wide range of issues, including housing, voting, labor rights, education and more. Complete a …

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Alumni 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

Featured Resources

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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.