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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Yale College: Peer Networking Lists

Contact recent Yale College graduates and current students to discuss their post-graduate roles and summer employment experiences!

Are you wondering where Yalies go after graduation? Perhaps you want to see what kind of summer internships are realistic for a specific …

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FAIT Fellowship Applications Now Being Accepted

The U.S. Department of State is accepting applications for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship 2022 cohort from September 8, 2021 through January 31, 2022.

Funded by the State Department, this two-year prestigious fellowship program is a unique opportunity …

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The CT Governor’s Innovation Fellowship

Start Your Career After College On the Fast Track

Are you a graduating (or recently graduated) senior interested in a fast-growing career in a tech-based industry?

Take the first step that could launch you toward an accelerated career without limits …

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Case Preparation Tools From RocketBlocks

NOTE: Students have free access to RocketBlocks Free through the Office of Career Strategy Subscription.  

On RB YouTube: Behavioral interview tips (Part I): selecting the right stories. RocketBlocks founder and ex-Googler, Kenton Kivestu, kicks off a 3-part behavioral interview series …

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The Nonprofit Search Timeline

Students often ask about the timing for applying to an internship/ full time job in the nonprofit sector. Below is a helpful timeline which you can also find on the Nonprofit Page in the Common Good & Creative Careers section …

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Career Resources

Fellowship Search Engines – Common Good & Creative Careers

Common Good & Creative Careers (CGCC) Fellowship Search Engine List –The following list includes a sample of search engines for …

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 …

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.