Prospective Students & Guests

The Yale Office of Career Strategy offers career advising, professional school advising, employment and internship opportunities, and career development resources. Our office works with students and alums of Yale College, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and postdoctoral scholars to clarify career aspirations, identify employment and educational opportunities, and offer support at every stage of career development.

Yale students pursue many exciting and diverse careers after graduation. We invite you to visit our Yale College Outcomes: First Destination and Yale College Outcomes: Four Year Out to learn more about the choices of Yale students. Our team of highly experienced career advisors look forward to working with you to craft your summer and post graduate job search.

Considering Time Off or a Gap Year Before Starting Yale?

Some admitted students may consider taking a year off or ‘gap year’ before starting college. The Office of Career Strategy advises current Yale students, but our website is full of helpful information and is open to the public. Students considering a gap year are encouraged to check out the following resources to assist in your search:

Due to COVID-19, students may choose to find opportunities in their hometown. It may take some time and creativity depending on your town or city, but here are some tips to start:

  • Be flexible and consider a number of ways to create a professional opportunity: volunteering, part-time jobs, short-term positions, remote internships and micro-internships, and project based work.
  • Make a list of all the businesses/organizations in your hometown. What functions/projects do they have that may need support? Do they have any opportunities for a part-time student to create something they need?
  • Consider project work that could help small businesses, such as website building/management, writing press releases, or designing logos and other organizational art work.
  • With many K-12 schools planning to resume in Fall 2020, consider on-line tutoring in your strongest subject areas.
  • Consider all your hometown connections who may be able to assist you: family, friends, past teachers/coaches, past supervisors, and high school alumni in your area.
  • If you are looking for part-time work, you may need to call businesses directly or email your resume to them. This may include remote micro-internships, part-time or freelance work.

Yale Club & Scholarship Foundation of Greater Hartford Fellowship Opportunity

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The Yale Club and Scholarship Foundation of Hartford, Inc. intends to sponsor a limited number of paid fellowships/internships with Greater Hartford area non-profit or government offices this summer.  The club can assist applicants with finding a suitable placement (remote, …

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Yawkey Community Service Fellowship, Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowship, Yale Club of Ohio & Westchester

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For Yale College students interested in a nonprofit summer internship, here are four fellowships to consider:

Yawkey Community Service Fellowship – Supported by the Yawkey foundation, students can apply for funding with nonprofit positions in the New England area. There …

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Student Athletes: Funding Your Summer

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For those student athletes who missed last week’s session on the Summer Internship & Funding Opportunities including the Summer Experience Award, below are some deadline reminders for funding your summer:

Yale Fellowships through Students Grants Database

Many of the Yale …

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Upcoming Nonprofit Events

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Below are some upcoming events happening for those interested in Nonprofit Careers:

Partners for Justice Information Session (post-graduate fellowship opportunity for those interested in legal services) – March 2, 4:00 – 5:00 pm EST

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New Podcast from Yale Carbon Charge & Yale Center for Business & the Environment

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There is a new podcast called Pricing Nature, from the Yale Carbon Charge and Yale Center for Business and the Environment. The podcast tells the story behind carbon pricing, which many argue should play a critical role in any national …

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Career Resources

NCAA After the Game – the former student athlete experience

NCAA After the Game supports a thriving community of millions of former student-athletes from more than 1,100-member schools through career …

Global Jobs

Jobs for Global Professionals NGO’s, Think Tanks, Government, Private Sector

Great resource for students. Allows you to select entry level …

Community Spotlights

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.