Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Pathways


Graduate students and postdocs in the Humanities or Social Sciences fields have a wealth of resources to help you explore careers that could be a great fit for you.  Start by taking advantage of the resources listed below, and follow up with an appointment with an OCS advisor to help hone a professional and career development strategy to maximize your time at Yale.

Humanities and Social Sciences Career Development Modules

These six modules offer activities to jump start your career development.  Find easy-to-follow tips and resources to get started on networking, crafting a resume, interviewing, and more. You may follow the curriculum independently, or form your own small group of peers to share findings, discuss challenges, and productively reflect on the completed activities.


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