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 X Flatiron School Web Development Bootcamp (YSS course) Deadline is Wednesday, 4/21

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Yale Summer Session has partnered with the Flatiron School and launched a Web Development Bootcamp as part of Yale Summer Session. The Yale x Flatiron School Web Development Bootcamp offers CPSC S115 “Introduction to Full-Stack Web Development,” which carries two …

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Upcoming CGCC Coffee Chats – Sign up now!

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Common Good & Creative Careers (CGCC) is excited to be launching a new program: Career Coffee Chats. These chats will be either Yale Alums or Industry Experts (also known as “hosts”) who are willing to volunteer their time to speak …

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Designing Your Career @ Yale: Testing Your Way Forward

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It’s easy to get lost in plotting the ‘perfect’ roadmap at Yale and beyond, but it’s also important to think outside the box and visualize other possibilities, ones that go beyond your major, current extracurriculars, and past internships/jobs.  After allowing …

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Storytelling with Spreadsheets: An Open Tutorial on Startup Financial Modeling

Storytelling with Spreadsheets: An Open Tutorial on Startup Financial Modeling

The tutorial addresses startup financials from basic concepts to more advanced techniques, making it suitable for participants with a range of financial backgrounds: from first-time entrepreneurs who are just getting started to experienced professionals who need a refresher. It helps …

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Sports Jobs Boards

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Interested in working in sports for your summer or after graduation? Check out the following sports job boards:

Work in Sports: includes a variety of sports related internships and jobs.

Sports Jobs: jobs with sports teams/organizations.

Sports Career Finder: learn …

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Career Resources

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Energy Jobs Network

The Energy Jobs Network (EJN) has been helping employers find qualified candidates for their energy related positions since 1999, making …

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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.