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.

CGCC – 5 Upcoming Events (Mon-Wed)

After the Thanksgiving holiday, Common Good & Creative Careers has 5 events for you right when you return.

MeshEd Collective Information Sessions, Monday, November 29th, 12:15 – 1pm EST, Virtual

Interested in Education? Attend this information session to learn about a …

By Robyn Acampora
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Employer Hiring Plans Jump for Class of 2022 Graduates

Full article originally published by the National Association of College & Employers (NACE) available here

Employers plan to hire 26.6% more new graduates from the Class of 2022 than they did from the Class of 2021, according to NACE’s Job Outlook …

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Pathways into Preschool-12 Teaching Program (videos available)

In mid-September, Yale’s Education Studies Program hosted a conversation on pathways into teaching. Yale EDST faculty Mira Debs and Melissa Scheve presented an overview of entry-points into teaching. Yale Senior Edie Abraham-Macht will lead a panel of Yale alumni sharing their …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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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 …

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Connecting with Faculty & Requesting Letters of Recommendation

Connecting With Faculty During Your Time at Yale

There are many reasons you will want to get to know your professors during your time at Yale. Not only are they brilliant researchers, and wonderful teachers, they also greatly enjoy working …

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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.