Ph.Ds & Postdocs

Your Ph.D. experience has equipped you not only with specialized expertise in your discipline, but also with a strong transferable skill-set that may be applied to a range of careers. Take advantage of OCS resources to explore career options, develop professional skills and experiences and conduct a rewarding job search.

Plan and Assess

Consider your interests, values and transferable skills, and use an Individual Development Plan to develop a strategy to achieve your professional goals.

Explore Ph.D. Pathways

Your Ph.D. equips you with skills that can be applied to diverse careers within and beyond academia. Learn more about Humanities and Social Sciences Ph.D. pathways and STEM Ph.D. pathways.

Grow your Network

A strong professional network will be one of your most valuable assets in your career search. Read our advice on how to make professional connections that work for you.

Build Professional Skills and Experience

Interested in exploring careers, gaining experience and building your professional skill-set? Learn about the range of professional experiences and skill-building opportunities open to you.

Apply for Jobs beyond the Academy

Prepare for a successful and fulfilling job search with our tips on every stage of the application process. Learn how to find opportunities, write effective resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews, and negotiate offers..

Prepare for an Academic Job Search

To complement the support offered by your department and academic mentors, view our resources on:

REMINDER: Advising Appointment and Quick Question Cancellation Policy

If you have made an advising or quick question appointment and can no longer attend please cancel through Yale Career Link if it is more than 2 hours before your appointment.  If you need to cancel within 2 hours, email …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director of Advanced Degree Applications & STEM Career Advising
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Moderna 2024 Internships

Moderna has multiple open internships for summer 2024. This includes STEM and non-STEM positions

For more information and to apply:

The Office of Career Strategy posts job listings for the convenience of students. The University does not endorse or …

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David Halek Director of Employer Relations
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Moderna Global Fellowship

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to support research fellowships in a wide array of disciplines (clinical medicine, basic research, epidemiology, pharmacology, and nursing) with focus areas of mRNA Science, Infectious Diseases (Covid, Flu, RSV, CMV, and EBV), Immuno-Oncology, …

By David Halek
David Halek Director of Employer Relations
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Alumni Spotlights

Vault Career Guides

This is just a sampling of the many career and industry guides available through Vault/Firsthand, a resource free to Yale students and postdocs.


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