Professional Confidence

Do you worry that you are less prepared than your peers for your chosen job markets?  Or do you have too much confidence, alienating your peers and leaving you unprepared? Being able to take a realistic stock of your skills and achievements, removing negative mindsets that prevent you from moving forward productively, and taking action to improve the way you present yourself to the world are all important steps to career success.

  • Beat impostor syndrome
  • Develop a supportive network of mentors and peers
  • Recognize and build your professional skills
  • Learn how to communicate your value effectively

Feel Like A Fraud? American Psychological Association

You’re not alone. Many graduate students question whether they are prepared to do the work they do. Here’s how to overcome that feeling and recognize your strengths. Read advice from the American Psychological Association.


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PhD Transferable Skills

Employers value many skills in addition to the technical knowledge in your discipline that you have honed while at Yale.  These skills are called “transferable” because they can be employed in a range of employer settings. The skills most cited …

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Career Tips for First-Generation Grad Students

Helen Pho, a first-generation grad student herself, offers six key pieces of advice in this article that is part of the Carpe Careers series in Inside Higher Ed.

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