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.

Summer Experience Award

The Summer Experiences Award provides a stipend for a range of domestic and international opportunities to Yale College first-years, sophomores, and juniors on Yale financial aid. Students eligible for this award can use it for either:

A US-Based Experience: A …

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Assessing an Organization’s Culture

Deciding on an offer from an employer can unearth a number of questions. It is valuable to consider these factors as you plan your job search and evaluate them again once an offer has been extended, as your opinions may …

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My Company’s Affinity Group Helped Me Advance My Career

If you’re on the hunt for a full-time job, you
might’ve heard of employee resource groups (ERGs) or affinity groups (AGs).
They’re organizations within companies that connect people of all seniority
levels together based on interests or traits so that …

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Writing Samples

Guide to Submitting a Writing Sample

Source: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/guide-to-submitting-a-writing-sample  November 23, 2020

Writing samples are used by employers to evaluate your writing skills, tone and style. If you are applying for positions that require strong writing skills, you might be asked …

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Career Strategy Worksheets

OCS has many online resources, but if you’d like to put pen  🖊 to paper 📄 , we also have printable worksheets that cover the major elements of the job/internship search process. Use these worksheets in preparation for an advising appointment, or simply …

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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.